Local government areas of South Australia

Summary

Local government in the Australian state of South Australia describes the organisations and processes by which towns and districts can manage their own affairs to the extent permitted by section 64A of Constitution Act 1934 (SA).[1]

LGAs sorted by region

The organisations, often called local government areas (LGAs) are constituted and managed in accordance with the Local Government Act 1999 (South Australia). They are grouped below by region, as defined by the Local Government Association of South Australia.[2] Of the areas Maralinga Tjarutja and Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara aboriginal councils both located in the remote north of the state are by far the largest South Australian LGAs, both exceding 100,000 km2.[3] Other than these Coorong District Council and Loxton Waikerie are the next largest LGAs.[3] The smallest LGA is Walkerville and then Prospect, both occupying less than 10 km2 each.[3] The area with the largest population growth was Playford in Adealide's northern suburbs with a net increase of 1,363 people in the 12 months to June 2018.[3] This was closely followed by Charles Sturt with 1,353 at the same time.[3] Whyalla had the largest net reduction in population of 238,[3] while Port Augusta had a fall of 163. The fastest growth of an LGA in South Australia was found in Maralinga Tjarutja at 4.9 percent, although off a very small base of 61. Other than that, Mount Barker was the next fastest growing at 2.4% followed by City of Adelaide at 2.3%[3]

Metropolitan Adelaide

This group of areas are found around Metropolitan Adelaide along a 70 km stretch of the Gulf St Vincent coast and up to 50 km inland.

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[3] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
City of Adelaide Adelaide 1840 16 6 1592 22,143 24,794 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
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Adelaide Hills Council Woodside 1997 795 307 50 39,687 39,734 Amalgamation of District Councils of East Torrens, Gumeracha, Onkaparinga and Stirling Adelaide-LGA-Adelaide Hills-MJC.png
City of Burnside Tusmore 1856 28 11 1,661 44,457 45,706 1856 gazetted as District Council of Burnside
1935 became the Municipality of Burnside
1943 proclaimed the City of Burnside
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City of Campbelltown Rostrevor 1854 24 9 2,114 50,476 51,469 1854 established as the District Council of Payneham
1867 District Council of Stepney (later itself called Payneham) seceded
1868 renamed to District Council of Campbelltown
1946 became the Town of Campbelltown
1960 proclaimed the City of Campbelltown
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City of Charles Sturt Woodville 1997 55 21 2,143 111,324 117,382 Amalgamation of City of Hindmarsh Woodville and the City of Henley and Grange Adelaide-LGA-Charles Sturt-MJC.png
Town of Gawler Gawler 1857 41 16 584 21,656 24,018 Established as the Corporation of the Town of Gawler in 1857 following resident dissatisfaction at being governed by three different district councils Adelaide-LGA-Gawler-MJC.png
City of Holdfast Bay Brighton 1997 14 5 2,693 36,282 37,032 Amalgamation of Glenelg and Brighton city councils Adelaide-LGA-Holdfast Bay-MJC.png
City of Marion Sturt 1853 56 22 1,659 87,769 92,308 1853 established as the District Council of Brighton
1886 renamed to the District Council of Marion
1944 gazetted as the municipality, City of Marion
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City of Mitcham Torrens Park 1853 76 29 890 65,644 67,253 First LGA formally founded after the City of Adelaide Adelaide-LGA-Mitcham-MJC.png
City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Norwood 1997 15 6 2,433 36,347 36,750 Amalgamation of the City of Kensington and Norwood, the City of Payneham and the Town of St Peters. Adelaide-LGA-Norwood-MJC.png
City of Onkaparinga Noarlunga Centre 1997 518 200 331 166,244 171,489 Amalgamation of Cities of Happy Valley and Noarlunga with part of the District Council of Willunga Adelaide-LGA-Onkaparinga-MJC.png
City of Playford Elizabeth 1997 345 133 271 85,232 93,426 Amalgamation of the cities of Elizabeth and Munno Para Adelaide-LGA-Playford-MJC.png
City of Port Adelaide Enfield Port Adelaide 1997 92 36 1,375 119,876 126,120 Amalgamation of the cities of Port Adelaide and Enfield Adelaide-LGA-Port Adelaide-MJC.png
City of Prospect Prospect 1872 8 3 2,729 20,959 21,259 Separated from District Council of Yatala South Adelaide-LGA-Prospect-MJC.png
City of Salisbury Salisbury 1933 160 62 892 135,880 142,555 Amalgamation of District Council of Yatala North and large part of District Council of Munno Para West Adelaide-LGA-Salisbury-MJC.png
City of Tea Tree Gully Modbury 1858 95 37 1,047 98,558 99,694 1858 established by separation from District Council of Highercombe
1935 reunited with Highercombe under current name
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City of Unley Unley 1871 14 5 2,743 38,552 39,145 Separated from District Council of Mitcham as the Corporate Town of Unley Adelaide-LGA-Unley-MJC.png
Town of Walkerville Gilberton 1855 4 2 2250 7,399 7,944 Separated from District Council of Yatala Adelaide-LGA-Walkerville-MJC.png
City of West Torrens Hilton 1856 37 14 1,623 58,153 60,105 1856 established as the District Council of West Torrens
1944 became a municipal corporation, the Corporate Town of West Torrens
1950 gained city status as the City of West Torrens
1997 annexed the Town of Thebarton
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Regional South Australia

Eyre Peninsula

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[4] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
District Council of Ceduna Ceduna 1896 5,427 2,095 0.6 3,574 3,466 Ceduna LGA.png
District Council of Cleve Cleve 1911 4,507 1,740 0.4 1,806 1,799 Separated from Franklin Harbour Cleve LGA.png
District Council of Elliston Elliston 1887 6,500 2,510 0.2 1,067 1,019 Boundary changes in 1989 Elliston LGA.png
District Council of Franklin Harbour Cowell 1888 3,583 1,383 0.5 1,295 1,315 Franklin Harbour LGA.png
District Council of Kimba Kimba 1924 3,986 1,539 0.2 1,103 1,073 Kimba LGA.png
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula Cummins 1921 4,771 1,842 1.2 5,300 5,761 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. Lower Eyre Peninsula LGA.png
City of Port Augusta Port Augusta 1964 1,153 445 11.8 14,496 14,102 Port Augusta LGA.png
City of Port Lincoln Port Lincoln 1921 30 12 481.6 14,531 14,626 Separated from District Council of Port Lincoln in 1921. Proclaimed a city in 1971. Port Lincoln LGA.png
District Council of Streaky Bay Streaky Bay 1887 6,232 2,406 0.4 2,194 2,214 Streaky Bay LGA.png
District Council of Tumby Bay Tumby Bay 1906 2,616 1,010 1.0 2,640 2,668 Separated from District Council of Port Lincoln Tumby Bay LGA.png
City of Whyalla Whyalla 1970 1,033 399 20.3 22,659 21,766 Whallya LGA.png
Wudinna District Council Wudinna 1925 5,394 2,083 0.3 1,272 1,294 Established as the District Council of Minnipa. Later renamed as District Council of Le Hunte. Given present name in 2008. Le Hunte LGA.png

Central region

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[4] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
Adelaide Plains Council Mallala 1935 933 360 9.7 8,646 9,059 Amalgamation of the district councils of Grace, Dublin and Port Gawler Mallala LGA.png
Barossa Council Angaston 1996 894 345 27.8 23,138 24,808 Amalgamation of district councils of Angaston, Barossa, Tanunda and, since 1997, part of Mount Pleasant Barossa LGA.png
District Council of Barunga West Port Broughton 1997 1,590 614 1.6 2,495 2,551 Amalgamation of the District Council of Bute and the District Council of Port Broughton Barunga West LGA.png
District Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys Clare 1997 1,892 731 5.0 9,068 9,379 Amalgamation of the district councils of Clare, Riverton and Saddleworth and Auburn Clare and Gilbert Valleys LGA.png
Copper Coast Council Kadina 1997 773 298 19.2 13,747 14,872 Amalgamation of the District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula and Corporate Town of Wallaroo Copper Coast LGA.png
Flinders Ranges Council Quorn 1997 4,071 1,572 0.4 1,717 1,693 Amalgamation of the District Council of Kanyaka-Quorn and the District Council of Hawker Flinders Ranges LGA.png
Regional Council of Goyder Burra 1997 6,715 2,593 0.6 4,254 4,206 Amalgamation of the district councils of Burra Burra Eudunda, Hallet and Robertstown. Goyder LGA.png
Light Regional Council Kapunda 1996 1,277 493 12.0 14,440 15,339 Amalgamation of the District Council of Light (1977–1996) and the District Council of Kapunda Light LGA.png
District Council of Mount Remarkable Melrose 1980 3,423 1,322 0.9 2,913 2,910 Amalgamation of District Council of Port Germein and District Council of Wilmington Mt Remarkable LGA.png
Northern Areas Council Jamestown 1997 2,986 1,153 1.5 4,595 4,603 Amalgamation of the district councils of Rocky River, Spalding, and Jamestown Northern Areas LGA.png
District Council of Orroroo Carrieton Orroroo 1997 3,322 1,283 0.3 895 854 Amalgamation of the District Council of Orroroo and District Council of Carrieton Orroroo Carierton LGA.png
District Council of Peterborough Peterborough 1935 3,020 1,166 0.6 1,728 1,700
Port Pirie Regional Council Port Pirie 1997 1,761 680 10.0 17,793 17,630 Amalgamation of the City of Port Pirie and the District Council of Crystal Brook-Redhill Port Pirie LGA.png
Wakefield Regional Council Balaklava 1997 3,469 1,339 2.0 6,841 6,814 Amalgamation of the District Council of Blyth-Snowtown and District Council of Wakefield Plains Wakefield LGA.png
Yorke Peninsula Council Maitland 1997 5,900 2,278 1.9 11,241 11,328 Established as the District Council of Yorke Peninsula in 1997 by amalgamation of the district councils of Central Yorke Peninsula, Minlaton, Warooka and Yorketown.
Renamed in 2013.
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Southern and Hills region

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[4] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
Alexandrina Council Goolwa 1997 1,827 705 14.8 25,203 27,037 Amalgamation of the District Council of Strathalbyn, the District Council of Port Elliot and Goolwa, and a portion of the District Council of Willunga. Alexandrina LGA.png
Kangaroo Island Council Kingscote 1996 4,401 1,699 1.1 4,630 4,933 Amalgamation of the District Council of Kingscote and the District Council of Dudley. Kangaroo Island LGA.png
District Council of Mount Barker Mount Barker 1853 595 230 59.8 31,580 35,545 Mount Barker LGA.png
City of Victor Harbor Victor Harbor 1975 385 149 39.6 14,525 15,248 Amalgamation of District Council of Encounter Bay and the Corporation of Victor Harbor in 1975. Formerly a district council, became a city in 2000.
District Council of Yankalilla Yankalilla 1854 751 290 7.3 4,759 5,478 Yankalilla LGA.png

Murray Mallee region

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[4] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
Berri Barmera Council Berri 1996 476 184 22.8 10,804 10,853 Amalgamation of district councils of Barmera and Berri. Berri Barmera LGA.png
The Coorong District Council Meningie 1995 8,833 3,410 0.6 5,602 5,463 Amalgamation of District Council of Coonalpyn Downs, Peake District Council and Meningie District Council. Coorong LGA.png
Gerard Community Council Winkie 1974 86 33 ~39 Gerard LGA.png
District Council of Karoonda East Murray Karoonda 1979 4,416 1,705 0.3 1,088 1,112 Amalgamation of District Council of Karoonda and District Council of East Murray. Karoonda East Murray LGA.png
District Council of Loxton Waikerie Loxton 1997 7,764 2,998 1.5 11,571 11,726 Amalgamation of district councils of Loxton, Waikerie and Browns Well. Loxton Waikerie LGA.png
Mid Murray Council Mannum 1997 6,272 2,422 1.4 8,448 8,983 Amalgamation of district councils of Mannum, Morgan, Ridley-Truro and part of the District Council of Mount Pleasant. Mid Murray LGA.png
Rural City of Murray Bridge Murray Bridge 1977 1,832 707 12.1 20,726 22,165 Murray Bridge LGA.png
Renmark Paringa Council Renmark 1996 916 354 10.8 9,588 9,869 Amalgamation of Town of Renmark and the District Council of Paringa. Renmark Paringa LGA.png
Southern Mallee District Council Pinnaroo 5,702 2,202 0.4 2,088 2,094 Southern Mallee LGA.png

Southeast region

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[4] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
District Council of Grant Mount Gambier 1996 1,898 733 4.5 7,993 8,511 Amalgamation of District Councils of Mount Gambier and Port MacDonnell. Grant LGA.png
Kingston District Council Kingston SE 1873 3,340 1,290 0.7 2,380 2,374 Renamed from Lacepede District Council in 2000. Kingston LGA.png
City of Mount Gambier Mount Gambier 34 13 801.8 26,425 27,176 Mt Gambier LGA.png
Naracoorte Lucindale Council Naracoorte 1993 4,520 1,745 1.9 8,528 8,533 Amalgamation of District Council of Naracoorte, District Council of Lucindale and the Corporate Township of Naracoorte. Naracoorte Lucindale LGA.png
District Council of Robe Robe 1869 1,092 422 1.3 1,425 1,444 Robe LGA.png
Tatiara District Council Bordertown 1876 6,527 2,520 1.0 6,789 6,794 Tiatara LGA.png
Wattle Range Council Millicent 1997 3,926 1,516 3.1 11,935 12,031 Amalgamation of district councils of Beachport, Millicent and Penola. Wattle Range LGA.png

Outback

Local government area Council seat Year est. Land area Population Notes Map
km² sq mi Density (2018)[4] 2013[4] 2018[4][3]
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Umuwa 1981 102,353 39,519 0 2,622 2,558 APY LGA.png
District Council of Coober Pedy Coober Pedy 1987 78 30 23.8 1,811 1,845 Coober Pedy LGA.png
Maralinga Tjarutja Ceduna 2006 102,704 39,654 0 74 64 MT LGA.png
Nepabunna Community Council Nepabunna 1998 76 29 66[5] Nepabunna LGA.png
Outback Communities Authority Port Augusta 1978 624,339 241,059 3,959 Covers almost 60 percent of the state's area, mostly in the arid regions of the centre and north.
Municipal Council of Roxby Downs Roxby Downs 1982 111 43 36.3 4,609 4,014 Roxby Downs LGA.png
Yalata Community 1994 4,563 1,762 224[6] Australia-Map-SA-AC-Yalata.png

Maps

See also

References

  1. ^ "Constitution Act 1934 – Section 64A". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Government of South Australia. 1934. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Council Maps". LGASA Official Site. Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2017-18: Population Estimates by Local Government Area (ASGS 2018), 2017 to 2018". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "People: Population: ERP by LGA (ASGS 2018), 2001 to 2018". ABS.Stat. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Nepabunna". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 December 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yalata (L)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 December 2019. Edit this at Wikidata

External links

  • "Shires of Australia". Statoids.
  • Local Government Association of South Australia
  • Local Government Regions of SA – clickable maps