2018-2022 electoral district map
Features of the district
The district of Adelaide includes the central business district of the state capital, all city parklands, North Adelaide and the largely residential suburbs to the immediate north of the city and North Adelaide.
Approximately 22.84 km2
Adelaide includes the suburbs of Adelaide, Collinswood, Fitzroy, Gilberton, Medindie, Medindie Gardens, North Adelaide, Ovingham, Thorngate and Walkerville. It also includes parts of the suburbs of Nailsworth and Prospect.
This list is indicative only.
Adelaide has been used as a district name since 1902. In 1856 the electoral district of the 'City of Adelaide' was first created as one of the 17 House of Assembly districts. In 1861 it became 'East Adelaide' and reverted to the name 'Adelaide' in 1901.
Origin of the name
Queen Adelaide was the wife of King William IV when the site for the capital of the new colonial province was chosen in 1836. Adelaide is the only Australian capital city to be named after a woman.
Key boundary changes compared to 2014
Adelaide gains the remainder of the suburb of Collinswood. Adelaide loses part of the suburb of Prospect.
For full details see 2016 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.8 MB).
Representation and results
|Douglas H. Bardolph||IND, ALP||1938 – 1944 (first elected 1933)|
|Robert A. Dale||ALP||1944 – 1947|
|Herbert J. George||ALP||1947 – 1950|
|Samuel J. Lawn||ALP||1950 – 1971|
|John D. Wright||ALP||1971 – 1985|
|Michael G. Duigan||ALP||1985 – 1989|
|Jane D. Lomax-Smith||ALP||2002 – 2010|
|Rachel Sanderson||LIB||2010 –|