Woodside, South Australia

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South Australia
Woodside main street
Woodside is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°57′0″S 138°53′0″E / 34.95000°S 138.88333°E / -34.95000; 138.88333Coordinates: 34°57′0″S 138°53′0″E / 34.95000°S 138.88333°E / -34.95000; 138.88333
Population 1,826 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1850s
Postcode(s) 5244
Location 37 km (23 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) Adelaide Hills Council

Woodside is a town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. The town is between Balhannah and Lobethal, 37 kilometres (23 mi) from the state capital, Adelaide. Amenities include a swimming pool, library, second hand store, grocery store, tennis club, bowls club and playing fields.

The Johnston family of Oakbank founded Woodside in the 1850s, primarily to improve their brewery business. The town was a useful traffic hub linking Oakbank, Lobethal and Charleston.

It is home to the Woodside Barracks (16th Air Land Regiment), which is located in nearby Inverbrackie.

Local businesses include Woodside Cheese Wrights, Melbas Chocolate Factory, and a Lobethal Bakery. The town is five minutes from the boutique winery Bird in Hand.

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  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). Woodside (Urban Centre/Locality). 2006 Census Quickstats. Retrieved on 2008-05-29