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Suburb Profiles


‘Albert Town’ like Port Adelaide, is rich in historical significance as it was established in 1839. Many of the streets in Alberton took the names of the original purchasers while others, such as ‘Prince’, ‘Queen’ and ‘King’ Streets reflect their English heritage.

Local amenities include, IGA, Takeaway food shop, discount pharmacy and pizza shop.

Alberton is home to AFL team ‘Port Adelaide’.

Local schools include Mt Carmel College and Alberton Primary School.

Alberton Railway Station was one of the first local stations to open in South Australia. There is a regular train service from Alberton station to Adelaide and Outer Harbor. Approximately 16 minutes via train, 21 minutes via car.


Named for Prince Albert, Albert Park was laid out in 1877 by W.R. Cave. This suburb is conveniently located on the doorstep to West Lakes Westfield Complex.

A historical description of Albert Park was “Where the soil is suitable for flower and market gardens, being rich alluvial soil, and lucerne now growing there most luxuriantly and water can be obtained at six feet… Carters… will find it excellently situated as a stopping place for their teams and also for loading at night, being favourably placed in respect both to Adelaide and Port Adelaide.”

Local school options for residents include Our Lady Queen of Peace, Hendon Primary School and Woodville Primary School.

Transport options are varied. Approximately 16 minutes to the CBD via car. Located on the bus route via Port Road direct to the CBD and in-between the Grange and Outer Harbor train lines.


Birkenhead is north-western of Adelaide,  14 km from the CBD, and on the Lefevre Peninsula.

Birkenhead is a residential suburb, with an industrial harbour-side development on the southern and eastern shores of the suburb. It is notable for the Birkenhead Bridge, which formerly opened on a regular basis so that boats could pass along the Port River. It is also the site of a third Port River crossing, the Port River Expressway. It includes the opening Tom “Diver” Derrick bridge, designed to ease traffic congestion in the area and opened in August 2008, adjacent to the opening Mary MacKillop railway bridge.

Local schools include Lefevre Peninsula Primary School and Lefevre High School. The nearest local beach is Semaphore.

The suburb also is serviced by a train station on the Outer Harbor railway line.


Cheltenham is located in the City of Charles Sturt and is located close to Albert Park and West Lakes.

A significant part of Cheltenham is now part of the new suburb, St Clair. The newly constructed St Clair Shopping Complex boasts a variety of shops: Coles Supermarket; specialty shops, Michel’s Patisserie; St Clair Chicken and Seafoods; Dhana Latchmi Indian Restaurant; Wok in a Box; Bakers Delight; Amcal Pharmacy; Sushi Train; Uniq Nails and Beauty; St Clair Newsagency; Hair Salon and Flight Centre, all this for your convenience. Enjoy leisurely walks around the man-made wetlands and bike paths.

Local schools include Mount Carmel Primary and Mount Carmel Secondary School.

Cheltenham Train Station has a direct route to the CBD in 15 minutes.


Exeter is north-west of Adelaide just 14 km from the CBD, on the LeFevre Peninsula. It is adjacent to Semaphore, Birkenhead, Largs Bay and Glanville.

Exeter is next door to Semaphore Road’s food, retail and fashion scene and walking distance to the pristine white sands of Semaphore Beach. The appeal is clear!

Schools nearby include Le Fevre Primary School in Birkenhead, or the Catholic Dominican Primary School in Semaphore. The local high school is Le Fevre High School, in nearby Semaphore South.

The suburb is also served by two train stations on the Outer Harbor railway line and the Glanville railway station.


Glanville is in the electorate of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.

In 1846 Captain John Hart settled near Port Adelaide on a private subdivision of section 908 of the Hundred of Port Adelaide. Hart’s permanent residence was built on the subdivision in 1856. Hart named the residence Glanville Hall for his mother, Mary née Glanville and the land division was known as Glanville Hall Estate. The suburb of Glanville was formally established on a portion of the Glanville Hall Estate subdivision in 1951 after the name was proposed in 1945.

This suburb is located just at the bottom end of Semaphore Road and is in walking distance to pristine Semaphore Beach.

Glanville is just 12km North West of the CBD.


Largs Bay is a north-western suburb of Adelaide 16 km from the CBD.

The eastern side of the suburb, by the Port riverside is the location of three shipping berths, which are used by Caltex, BP and Mobil vessels.

The Largs Pier Hotel perfectly positioned on the Esplanade was used as a historical landmark in earlier times by sailors and is now a modern restaurant/ hotel catering to any type of function. Local attractions include the museum on Fletcher Road and the lawn bowling club which is in the Largs Reserve overlooking Woolnough Road.

Local Schools include Largs Bay Primary School and Ocean View College Gedville Campus.


New Port was created in 2007 and incorporated sections of Glanville, Ethelton, Semaphore Park and Birkenhead. There is limited access to the suburb due to it being between the Port River and the Outer Harbor railway line and consequently it is quiet and perfect for relaxing or a bit of fishing on the marina.

New Port is located at the lower end of Semaphore Road and the pristine waters of Semaphore Beach. Shopping is just an easy stroll to Semaphore Road with its vast array of restaurants, cafes, IGA and Foodland.

Schools include Portside Christian College which caters for R/12. There is also an early learning centre housed on the school site.

The train station is on the doorstep of New Port and on the Outer Harbour Line.


North Haven is located approximately 20 minutes from the CBD and is a quiet seaside suburb of the Port Adelaide Council area.

Local attractions include the North Haven Surf Lifesaving Club and Cruising Yacht Club of SA with many popular restaurants across the calm waters of the marina including, Italian, Indian and Chinese. Local shopping can be done at the North Haven Shopping Centre which boasts a premium butcher, Australia Post, Priceline Pharmacy, bakery, Foodland, takeaway shops and more.

Local schools include Our Lady Of The Visitation Primary School,  North Haven Primary School and Ocean-View High School.

The suburb is serviced by the North Haven and Osborne train station with direct bus routes down Lady Gowrie Drive and Victoria Road.


The suburb of Peterhead is a North-Western suburb just 15km from the CBD, on the LeFevre Peninsula and is adjacent to Largs Bay and Birkenhead.

There is a small museum on Fletcher Road and a Scout Hall on Wills Street.

Schools local to this area include Le Fevre Primary School in Birkenhead and Le Fevre High School in nearby Semaphore South.

The suburb is serviced by the public bus route and a train station on the Outer Harbor railway line and the Peterhead railway station, which is actually just south of the border in Birkenhead.


Port Adelaide is approximately 14 kilometres northwest of the Adelaide CBD and is the main port for the city of Adelaide. Port Adelaide played an important role in the formative decades of Adelaide and South Australia, with the port being early Adelaide’s main supply and information link to the rest of the world.

Port Adelaide has three shopping centres: Port Canal Shopping Centre; Port Mall; and Fisherman’s Wharf Markets.

Port Adelaide is home to the Port Adelaide Football Club, one of the Australian Rules football team.


Queenstown is located in the Western suburbs of Adelaide and is tucked away in a small pocket off Port Road approximately 11km from the CBD.

Local recreational attractions include the army style training Base Camp and Goodlife Health Clubs. Local eateries include SA’s Smokin pizza and the Prince of Wales Hotel.

Local schools include the Alberton Primary School and Mt Carmel College. The MTA Training and Employment Centre are also nearby.


Royal Park is located in the western suburbs of Adelaide. It is home to a large Polish community, as evidenced by the establishment of St Stanislaus of Cracow Catholic Church. Other ethnic groups represented include Italian, Croatian, Bosnian, Irish, Macedonian and Greek. Royal Park is now known as the suburb of West Lakes.

In recent years we have seen large-scale re-developments that include private housing and a soon-to-be-built retirement village.

Royal Park is only walking distance to West Lakes Westfield with its vast array of retail, restaurants, cafes, fashion and Reading Cinema.


Semaphore is a north-western seaside suburb of the LeFevre Peninsula, 14 km from the CBD.It is adjacent to Semaphore South, Glanville, Exeter and Largs Bay.

Semaphore is primarily a residential suburb, although its seaside location makes it a popular local tourist destination, with numerous restaurants, takeaway food outlets and other tourism-oriented businesses.

During weekends of the summer months the beach is patrolled by the Semaphore Surf Life Saving club. Walking along the historic jetty is popular and the jetty is the focus of cultural events, such as the annual Kite Festival and Greek Festival. The local public primary school is LeFevre Primary School in the neighbouring suburb of Birkenhead.

There is no wonder Semaphore Road was voted the People’s Choice Award for best main Street in South Australia for 2014.

Semaphore Road has numerous retail stores, restaurants, clothing boutiques and gift retailers. Residents appreciate a butcher, bakery, fruit shop, post office, gym, newsagency, supermarkets, chemists and hairdressers. Semaphore also caters to the seaside attraction during the summer months, with Fish and Chips, Ice Cream, Coffee shops, a public playground that was redone in 2014, and the Semaphore Water slide Amusement Park.

The local high school is LeFevre High School in the neighbouring suburb of Semaphore South. The only school located in Semaphore is Dominican Primary School, a private school run by the Catholic Education Office. Another nearby faith-based private school is Portside Christian College in neighbouring Ethelton, a primary and secondary school.


Taperoo is a north-western suburb and only 18 km from the CBD. It is adjacent to Osborne and Largs North.

Taperoo is a residential suburb, with a minor harbourside presence on the eastern shore of the suburb. Taperoo is an Aboriginal word which means calm.

Schools nearby inclue Ocean View College P-12 and Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Primary School. The suburb is the location of historic Fort Largs and the adjacent Fort Largs Police Academy, the training facility for South Australia Police.

Shopping is close by at the North Haven Shopping Complex and Taperoo is serviced by the Outer Harbour Train line.


West Lakes lies within the City of Charles Sturt.

It’s well known for its Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre which has a vast arrange of retail, restaurants, cafes and the Reading Cinema Complex.

The new Live West brand new housing estate is currently selling off the plan. AAMI Stadium and the Riverside Golf Course are also in West Lakes as is Delfin Island, a residential island within a Boating Lake.

West Lakes shares borders with Port Adelaide, Queenstown, Royal Park, Seaton, Grange, Tennyson and West Lakes Shore.

The West Lakes Bus Interchange is located at the shopping centre and affords easy access to the CBD in around 17 minutes. Tennyson Beach is the local beach.


West Lakes Shore lies within the City of Charles Sturt and is located around 10 km west northwest of the Adelaide city centre, near a man-made lake which flows into the Port River and extends to the Gulf St Vincent.

It is surrounded by the suburbs Tennyson, Seaton, West Lakes and Semaphore Park.

West Lakes Shore has some beautiful expansive grassed areas and walking tracks surrounding the Lake. The local shopping centre has a Foodland, Post Office, Bakery and Hairdresser and next door The Bartley Tavern offers scrumptious pub meals. Its neighbouring suburb of West Lakes has the Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre which has a vast arrange of retail, restaurants, cafes and the Reading Cinema Complex.

The West Lakes Bus Interchange is located at the shopping centre and affords easy access to the CBD in under 20 minutes.