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Local government areas of South Australia

This is a list of local government areas in South Australia. They are grouped by region, as defined by the Local Government Association of South Australia.[1]

Local government in South Australia is recognised by the Constitution Act 1934 (SA) section 64A.[2]



Contents

  • LGAs sorted by region 1
  • Maps 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

LGAs sorted by region

Name
Council
seat
Region
Year
Estab.
Area
(km²)
Pop'n
(2006)
Notes
Map
Adelaide, City ofCity of Adelaide Adelaide Metropolitan Adelaide 1840 15.57 19,444

Capital city of South Australia
1840 Established as Adelaide Corporation
1843 Managed by the Colonial government, and then a commission
1852 Re-established
1919 Office of Mayor raised to Lord Mayor

Adelaide Hills Council,Adelaide Hills Council Woodside Metropolitan Adelaide 1997 795.08 39,852 Amalgamation of District Councils of East Torrens, Gumeracha, Onkaparinga and Stirling
Burnside, City ofCity of Burnside Tusmore Metropolitan Adelaide 1856 27.53 44,300

1856 Gazetted as District Council of Burnside
1935 Became the Municipality of Burnside
1943 Proclaimed the City of Burnside

Campbelltown, City ofCity of Campbelltown Rostrevor Metropolitan Adelaide 1867 24.35 49,281

1867 Established as the District Council of Campbelltown
1946 Became the Town of Campbelltown
1960 Proclaimed the City of Campbelltown

Charles Sturt, City ofCity of Charles Sturt Woodville Metropolitan Adelaide 1997 52.14 106,995 Amalgamation of City of Hindmarsh Woodville and the City of Henley and Grange
Gawler, Town ofTown of Gawler Gawler Metropolitan Adelaide 1857 41.1 20,730 The Corporation of the Town of Gawler was established on 9 July 1857 as the residents were not happy that the town area was covered by three different district councils.
Holdfast Bay, City ofCity of Holdfast Bay Brighton Metropolitan Adelaide 1997 13.72 38,653 Amalgamation of Glenelg and Brighton councils
Marion, City ofCity of Marion Sturt Metropolitan Adelaide 55.5 84,142
Mitcham, City ofCity of Mitcham Torrens Park Metropolitan Adelaide 1853 75.55 63,315 First LGA formally founded after the City of Adelaide
Norwood Payneham & St Peters, City ofCity of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Norwood Metropolitan Adelaide 15.1 36,128 Amalgamation of the City of Kensington and Norwood, the City of Payneham and the Town of St Peters.
Onkaparinga, City ofCity of Onkaparinga Noarlunga Centre Metropolitan Adelaide 1997 518.4 160,404 Amalgamation of Cities of Happy Valley and Noarlunga with part of the District Council of Willunga.
Playford, City ofCity of Playford Elizabeth Metropolitan Adelaide 1997 344.9 77,469 Amalgamation of City of Elizabeth and City of Munno Para
Port Adelaide Enfield, City ofCity of Port Adelaide Enfield Port Adelaide Metropolitan Adelaide 1997 97 111,455 Amalgamation of Cities of Port Adelaide and Enfield
Prospect, City ofCity of Prospect Prospect Metropolitan Adelaide 7.81 20,910
Salisbury, City ofCity of Salisbury Salisbury Metropolitan Adelaide 158.1 130,022
Tea Tree Gully, City ofCity of Tea Tree Gully Modbury Metropolitan Adelaide 95.21 100,155 Originally part of Highercombe District Council. Became a separate district council in 1858. Reunited with Highercombe in 1935 under current name.
Unley, City ofCity of Unley Unley Metropolitan Adelaide 14.29 38,465
Walkerville, Town ofTown of Walkerville Gilberton Metropolitan Adelaide 3.57 7,338
West Torrens, City ofCity of West Torrens Hilton Metropolitan Adelaide 37.07 55,620
Ceduna, District Council ofDistrict Council of Ceduna Ceduna Eyre Peninsula 1896 5,427.1 3,797
Cleve, District Council ofDistrict Council of Cleve Cleve Eyre Peninsula 1911 4,506.7 1,908 Separated from Franklin Harbour
Elliston, District Council ofDistrict Council of Elliston Elliston Eyre Peninsula 1887 6,500 1,169 Boundary changes in 1989
Franklin Harbour, District Council ofDistrict Council of Franklin Harbour Cowell Eyre Peninsula 1888 3,283 1,355
Kimba, District Council ofDistrict Council of Kimba Kimba Eyre Peninsula 1924 3,986.2 1,125
Lower Eyre Peninsula, District Council ofDistrict Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula Cummins Eyre Peninsula 1921 4,771 4,820 Part of District Council of Port Lincoln (proclaimed 1880). District Council of Tumby Bay separated in 1906. Corporation of Port Lincoln separated in 1921. Remainder named District Council of Lincoln. Renamed Lower Eyre Peninsula in 1988.
Port Augusta, City ofCity of Port Augusta Port Augusta Eyre Peninsula 1964 1,153.1 14,669
Port Lincoln, City ofCity of Port Lincoln Port Lincoln Eyre Peninsula 1921 30.4 14,593 Separated from District Council of Port Lincoln in 1921. Proclaimed a city in 1971
Streaky Bay, District Council ofDistrict Council of Streaky Bay Streaky Bay Eyre Peninsula 1887 6,232 2,181
Tumby Bay, District Council ofDistrict Council of Tumby Bay Tumby Bay Eyre Peninsula 1906 2,615.9 2,757 Separated from District Council of Port Lincoln
Wudinna District Council,Wudinna District Council Wudinna Eyre Peninsula 1925 5,393.8 1,314 Established as the District Council of Minnipa. Later renamed as District Council of Le Hunte. Given present name in 2008.
Whyalla, City ofCity of Whyalla Whyalla Eyre Peninsula 1970 1,032.5 23,028
Barossa Council,Barossa Council Angaston Central 1996 912 22,514 Amalgamation of District Councils of Angaston, Barossa, Tanunda and (since 1997) part of Mount Pleasant
Barunga West, District Council ofDistrict Council of Barunga West Port Broughton Central 2,631
Clare and Gilbert Valleys, District Council ofDistrict Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys Clare Central 1997 8,743 Amalgamation of District Council of Clare, the District Council of Riverton and the District Council of Saddleworth and Auburn.
Copper Coast, District Council of theDistrict Council of the Copper Coast Kadina Central 1997 773 12,901 Amalgamation of District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula and Corporation of the Town of Wallaroo
Flinders Ranges Council,Flinders Ranges Council Quorn Central 4,198 1,784
Goyder, Regional Council ofRegional Council of Goyder Burra Central 1997 6,718.9 4,285 Amalgamation of District Councils of Burra Burra (formerly the Corporation of the Town of Burra and the Burra District Council), Eudunda, Hallet and Robertstown.
Light Regional Council,Light Regional Council Kapunda Central 1,277.6 13,658
Mallala, District Council ofDistrict Council of Mallala Central 932.1 8,385
Mount Remarkable, District Council ofDistrict Council of Mount Remarkable Melrose Central 1980 3,424.5 2,951 Amalgamation of Port Germein District Council and Wilmington District Council
Northern Areas Council,Northern Areas Council Central 1997 4,866 Amalgamation of District Councils of Rocky River, Spalding, and Jamestown
Orroroo Carrieton, District Council ofDistrict Council of Orroroo Carrieton Central 938
Peterborough, District Council ofDistrict Council of Peterborough Peterborough Central
Port Pirie Regional Council,Port Pirie Regional Council Port Pirie Central 18,076
Wakefield Regional Council,Wakefield Regional Council Balaklava Central 1997 3,469.4 6,756 Amalgamation of District Councils of Blyth-Snowtown and Wakefield Plains.
Yorke Peninsula Council,Yorke Peninsula Council Maitland Central 1997 5,834 11,736 renamed from District Council of Yorke Peninsula in 2013
Alexandrina Council,Alexandrina Council Goolwa Southern and Hills 1997 1,826.8 23,160 Amalgamation of the District Council of Strathalbyn, the District Council of Port Elliot and Goolwa, and a portion of the District Council of Willunga.
Kangaroo Island Council,Kangaroo Island Council Kingscote Southern and Hills 1996 4,400.1 4,612 Amalgamation of the District Council of Kingscote and the District Council of Dudley.
Mount Barker, District Council ofDistrict Council of Mount Barker Mount Barker Southern and Hills 29,864
Victor Harbor, City ofCity of Victor Harbor Victor Harbor Southern and Hills 1975 386.5 13,608 Amalgamation of District Council of Encounter Bay and the Corporation of Victor Harbor in 1975. Formerly a district council, became a city in 2000.
Yankalilla, District Council ofDistrict Council of Yankalilla Yankalilla Southern and Hills 1854 750.6 4,577
Berri Barmera Council,Berri Barmera Council Murray Mallee 1996 508 11,240 Amalgamation of district councils of Barmera and Berri.
Coorong District Council, TheThe Coorong District Council Meningie Murray Mallee 1995 8,830.6 5,825 Amalgamation of District Council of Coonalpyn Downs, Peake District Council and Meningie District Council.
Gerard Community Council,Gerard Community Council Winkie Murray Mallee 1974 85.9 96
Karoonda East Murray, District Council ofDistrict Council of Karoonda East Murray Karoonda Murray Mallee 1979 4,415 1,193 Amalgamation of District Council of Karoonda and District Council of East Murray
Loxton Waikerie, District Council ofDistrict Council of Loxton Waikerie Murray Mallee 1997 7,957 4,612 Amalgamation of district councils of Loxton, Waikerie and Browns Well.
Mid Murray Council,Mid Murray Council Murray Mallee 1997 7,957 8,511 Amalgamation of district councils of Mannum, Morgan, Ridley-Truro and part of the District Council of Mount Pleasant.
Murray Bridge, Rural City ofRural City of Murray Bridge Murray Bridge Murray Mallee 19,402
Renmark Paringa Council,Renmark Paringa Council Renmark Murray Mallee 1996 915.5 9,882 Amalgamation of Town of Renmark and the District Council of Paringa.
Southern Mallee District Council,Southern Mallee District Council Pinnaroo Murray Mallee 6,000 2,189
Grant, District Council ofDistrict Council of Grant Mount Gambier Southeast 1996 1,904 8,652 Amalgamation of District Councils of Mount Gambier and Port MacDonnell.
Kingston District Council,Kingston District Council Kingston SE Southeast 1873 3,337.7 2,469 Renamed from Lacepede District Council in 2000.
Mount Gambier, City ofCity of Mount Gambier Mount Gambier Southeast 308 21,256
Naracoorte Lucindale Council,Naracoorte Lucindale Council Naracoorte Southeast 1993 4,516.7 8,489 Amalgamation of District Council of Naracoorte, District Council of Lucindale and the Corporate Township of Naracoorte.
Robe, District Council ofDistrict Council of Robe Robe Southeast 1869 1,091.1 1,480
Tatiara District Council,Tatiara District Council Bordertown Southeast 1876 6,476 6,660
Wattle Range Council,Wattle Range Council Millicent Southeast 1997 3,923.5 12,554 Amalgamation of district councils of Beachport, Millicent and Penola.
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara,Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Umuwa Outback 1981 102,650 2,230
Coober Pedy, District Council ofDistrict Council of Coober Pedy Coober Pedy Outback 1987 77.8 1,913
Maralinga Tjarutja,Maralinga Tjarutja Ceduna Outback 2006 102,863 105
Nepabunna Community Council,Nepabunna Community Council Nepabunna Outback 1998 76.37 53
Outback Communities Authority,Outback Communities Authority Port Augusta Outback 1978 624,339 3,959 Covers almost 60 percent of the state's area, mostly in the arid regions of the centre and north.
Roxby Downs, Municipal Council ofMunicipal Council of Roxby Downs Roxby Downs Outback 1982 110 4,484
Yalata Community,Yalata Community Outback 1994 4,563 100

Maps

References

  1. ^ "Council Maps". LGASA Official Site. Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Constitution Act 1934 – Section 64A". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Government of South Australia. 1934. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 

External links

  • Shires of Australia at statoids.com
  • Local Government Association
  • Local Government Regions of SA – clickable maps
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