Woodside, South Australia

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South Australia
Woodside main street
Woodside is located in South Australia
Coordinates34°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
Population1,826 (2006 census)[1]
Location37 km (23 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s)Adelaide Hills Council
Localities around Woodside:
Lenswood Lobethal
Mount Torrens
Woodside Harrogate
Oakbank Hay Valley

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.


The first European explorers through the Woodside district were Dr George Imlay and John Hill in January 1838.[2]

In 1839 the South Australian Company took out several special surveys which secured much of the central Mount Lofty Ranges and the sources of the Onkaparinga.

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 on the Onkaparinga Valley Road, South Australian route B34, and Mt. Barker is around 32.6 km away from Adelaide.

Amenities include a swimming pool, library, second hand store, grocery store, tennis club, bowls club and playing fields. Local businesses include Woodside Cheese Wrights, Melbas Chocolate Factory, a Lobethal Bakery and Bird in Hand winery.[3] It is home to the Woodside Barracks (16th Air Land Regiment), which is located in nearby Inverbrackie.

Railway station[edit]

Woodside was served by the Mount Pleasant railway line from 1918 to 1953.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). Woodside (Urban Centre/Locality). 2006 Census Quickstats. Retrieved on 2008-05-29
  2. ^ "SOUTH AUSTRALIA". The Australian. 27 March 1838. p. 3.
  3. ^ Bird in Hand