2022–2026 electoral district map

Electoral District of Adelaide (PDF, 722KB)

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 22.8 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

No changes.

For full details see the 2020 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF, 1.6MB)

Representation and results

Members since introduction of single member representation in 1938
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 2010–2022
Lucy P. Hood ALP 2022–present

Election results