West Lakes, South Australia

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West Lakes
South Australia
West Lakes is located in South Australia
West Lakes
West Lakes
Coordinates34°52′22″S 138°29′43″E / 34.872650°S 138.495410°E / -34.872650; 138.495410Coordinates: 34°52′22″S 138°29′43″E / 34.872650°S 138.495410°E / -34.872650; 138.495410
Population5,730 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Charles Sturt
State electorate(s)Lee
Federal Division(s)Hindmarsh
Suburbs around West Lakes:
Port Adelaide
Port Adelaide Queenstown
Semaphore Park
West Lakes Shore
West Lakes Royal Park
Tennyson Grange Seaton
Adjoining suburbs[2]

West Lakes is a suburb of Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia, Australia. It lies within the City of Charles Sturt. It contains the Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre and the Riverside Golf Course. It also contains Delfin Island, a residential island within Boating Lake.

West Lakes has an irregular shape and shares borders with Port Adelaide, Queenstown, Royal Park, Seaton, Grange, Tennyson and West Lakes Shore.

Lake at West Lakes

The counted population on the night of the 2001 census was 5,940, and in 2011 was recorded as 5,730.[1]



West Lakes was constructed on a tidal swamp by property developer Delfin (now Lend Lease Communities) from reclaimed land during the early 1970s. Development earthworks commenced in September 1970 and West Lakes was officially opened on 18 March 1977 by the Hon Des Corcoran, MP, Deputy Premier and Minister of Marine. West Lakes Post Office opened on 27 August 1975.[3]

The suburb was home to Football Park (which was also known by its sponsored name of AAMI Stadium), which was a 51,240-seat sports stadium where Australian Football League (AFL) and South Australian National Football League (SANFL) games were played.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "West Lakes". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Search result for "WEST LAKES (SUB)" (Record no SA0019442) with the following layers being selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Local Government Areas", "Development Plan Layers", "Place names (gazetteer)" and "Counties"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.

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