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City of Salisbury


The City of Salisbury is located in Adelaide's northern suburbs. The City encompasses a total land area of about 160 square kilometres, including an airport, and many parks, reserves, walking trails and wetlands. The City of Salisbury is predominantly a residential area, but also has substantial industrial, commercial and rural areas. Horticultural enterprises (mainly vegetable growing) are located on the western fringes of the urban development. In more recent years Salisbury has become known for its industry, technology and environmental endeavours. It has gained international recognition for developing wetlands technology, especially at Parafield Airport and Edinburgh.

Key employment sectors in the City of Salisbury include manufacturing, public administration and safety, retail trade, education, health care, transport postal and warehousing and construction. Significant manufacturing areas are located throughout the City, particularly in the suburbs of Cavan, Edinburgh, Mawson Lakes and Salisbury South. Industrial areas are also located in the suburbs of Burton, Green Fields, Para Hills West, Parafield Gardens, Pooraka, Salisbury Plain and Walkley Heights, as well as Parafield (airport). The City is home to a military area at the RAAF Base Edinburgh. The major retail centre in the City is the Salisbury Town Centre, which includes Parabanks Shopping Centre and John Street Shopping Precinct. Smaller retail centres include Airport City Parafield, Hollywood Plaza (Salisbury Downs), Ingle Farm Shopping Centre, Martins Plaza (Parafield Gardens), Mawson Central Shopping Centre, Paddocks Shopping Centre (Para Hills West), Para Hills Shopping Centre, Para Vista Shopping Centre, Paralowie Plaza Shopping Centre, Settlers Farm Shopping Centre (Paralowie), Springbank Plaza (Burton), Walkley Heights Shopping Centre and the Pooraka Sunday Market. Educational facilities are provided at the University of South Australia (Mawson Lakes Campus), TAFE SA (Parafield and Salisbury Campuses) and numerous primary and secondary schools. The main health care facility is Calvary Central Districts Hospital, with numerous aged care facilities located in the City.

City of Salisbury

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

  • Port Wakefield Road
  • Main North Road
  • Gawler railway line
  • Parafield airport


  • Adelaide CBD 25km
  • Adelaide Airport 25km
  • Port Adelaide 20km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Burton (south-western section)
  • Cavan
  • Edinburgh (including Defence Science and Technology Organisation and RAAF Base Edinburgh)
  • Green Fields (north of George Street)
  • Mawson Lakes (including Polaris Business and Innovation Centre and Technology Park Adelaide)
  • Para Hills West (western section)
  • Parafield (airport)
  • Parafield Gardens (around Victoria Drive)
  • Pooraka (north of Langford Street)
  • Salisbury Plain (north of Stanbel Road and east of Willochra Road)
  • Salisbury South
  • Walkley Heights (western section)