2022–2026 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.
AreaApproximately 22.8 km2
Adelaide incorporates 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.
Adelaide has been used as a House of Assembly 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 (1792-1849) was the wife of the sitting monarch, King William IV, when the site for the capital of the new colonial province of South Australia was chosen in 1836. Adelaide is the only Australian capital city to be named after a woman.
Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution
For full details see the 2020 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF, 1.6MB)
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|
|Lucy P. Hood||ALP||2022–present|