City of Adelaide


Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. The City of Adelaide is the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state. The City of Adelaide is a mixed use area, with residential, commercial, institutional, cultural and entertainment land uses, and substantial parklands. The City encompasses a total land area of about 16 square kilometres.

Key employment sectors in the City of Adelaide include public administration and safety, health care and social assistance, professional scientific and technical services, and financial and insurance services. Adelaide is a key centre for business, with numerous institutions, attractions and venues, including The University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, TAFE SA, the Adelaide Central Activities District, Adelaide Casino, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Gaol, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, State Theatre Company, Art Gallery of South Australia, Migration Museum, South Australian Museum, National Archives of Australia, Government House, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, Adelaide Aquatic Centre, City of Adelaide Golf Links and Adelaide Park Lands. Major public health care facilities include the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Women’s and Children’s Hospital, with private health care facilities provided at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, Calvary Wakefield Hospital, St Andrew’s Hospital, The Memorial Hospital and Parkwynd Private Hospital.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Anzac Highway
  • Glenelg tramway
  • numerous trains and buses


  • Adelaide Airport 8km
  • Port Adelaide 15km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • around West Terrace

City of Adelaide

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