2018-2022 electoral district map


Features of the district


This district situated to the west of Metropolitan Adelaide stretches along Gulf St Vincent and takes in Adelaide Airport as well as the seaside suburbs of Henley Beach, West Beach and Glenelg North.


Approximately 26.22 km2


Colton includes the suburbs of Adelaide Airport, Fulham, Fulham Gardens, Glenelg North, Henley Beach, Henley Beach South, Kidman Park and West Beach. It also includes part of the suburb of Lockleys.

This list is indicative only.


The district was created at the 1991 boundary redistribution and first contested and represented in 1993.

Origin of the name

The district takes its name after the philanthropist and suffragette Lady Mary Colton (1822-1898) who arrived in Adelaide from England in 1839 and worked for the welfare of women and children. Colton was associated with many organisations helping poor city mothers, orphaned and neglected children, and the sight, speech and hearing impaired. Mary Colton was a founder of the Adelaide Children's Hospital and President of the Women's Suffrage League which campaigned for equal voting rights for women which were granted in 1894.

Key boundary changes compared to 2014

Colton gains the suburbs of Adelaide Airport, Glenelg North and West Beach, and part of the suburb of Lockleys. Colton loses the remainder of the suburbs of Grange and Seaton.

For full details see 2016 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.8 MB).

Representation and results

Members since first represented in 1993
Steve G. Condous LIB 1993 – 2002
Paul Caica ALP 2002 – 2018
Matt Cowdrey LIB 2018–

Election results

2018 State Election results
2014 State Election results
2010 State Election results