City of Burnside

About the area

Key Statistics


The City of Burnside is located in Adelaide's inner south-eastern suburbs, between 2-6 kilometres east of the Adelaide CBD. The City of Burnside is bounded by the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters and the City of Campbelltown in the north, the Adelaide Hills Council area in the east, the City of Mitcham in the south, and the Cities of Unley and Adelaide in the west. The City of Burnside's boundaries are Greenhill Road, Fullarton Road, Kensington Road, Portrush Road, Rothbury Avenue, Dudley Road, Shipsters Road, The Parade, Portrush Road, Magill Road and Old Norton Summit Road in the north, Horsnells Gully Road, Coach Road, McBeath Road and park boundaries to the east of Waterfall Gully Road in the east, Eagle on the Hill Road and the Adelaide-Crafers Road in the south, and Glen Osmond Road in the west.

Included Areas

The City of Burnside includes the suburbs and localities of Auldana, Beaumont, Beulah Park, Burnside, Cleland (part), Dulwich, Eastwood, Erindale, Frewville, Glen Osmond, Glenside, Glenunga, Hazelwood Park, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Park, Leabrook, Leawood Gardens (part), Linden Park, Magill (part), Mount Osmond, Rose Park, Rosslyn Park, Skye, St Georges, Stonyfell, Toorak Gardens, Tusmore, Waterfall Gully and Wattle Park.

Land Use

The City of Burnside is a predominantly residential area, with some rural areas in the east. The City encompasses a total land area of about 27 square kilometres and is known for its attractive and leafy streetscapes.

Name Origin

Burnside is named after an early property in the area, which was named for its location adjacent to Second Creek (“burn” is a Scottish word for creek or stream).

Indigenous Meaning

The original inhabitants of the Burnside area were the Kaurna Aboriginal people.


European settlement dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for farming, wineries, mining and olive growing. The villages of Beaumont, Burnside, Glen Osmond and Magill were established by the 1870s. Land remained largely rural until growth took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Significant development occurred during the interwar period. Growth continued during the post-war years. The population of the City increased slightly from the early 1990s, rising from about 38,000 in 1991 to about 41,000 in 2006, and then was relatively stable to 2011.

Major Features

Major features of the City include Penfolds Magill Estate (winery), Stonyfell Winery, Grange Cottage, Glenside Campus Mental Health Services, Burnside Village Shopping Centre, Burnside War Memorial Hospital, Mount Osmond Golf Club, Burnside Swimming Centre, Pepper Street Arts Centre and Kensington Gardens Reserve.


The City of Burnside is served by the South Eastern Freeway.

City of Burnside

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