2022-2026 electoral district map
Features of the district
This district is located in the inner southern suburbs of Adelaide and is made up of predominantly residential suburbs with some business and light industry.
Approximately 19 km2
Elder incorporates the suburbs of Clarence Gardens, Clarence Park, Clovelly Park, Colonel Light Gardens, Cumberland Park, Daw Park, Melrose Park, Mitchell Park, Panorama, Pasadena, St Marys, Tonsley and Westbourne Park. It also includes parts of the suburbs of Ascot Park and Edwardstown.
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 is named after Sir Thomas Elder (1818–1897), a nineteenth-century businessman, philanthropist and politician who arrived in Adelaide in 1854 and formed a partnership with R. Barr Smith, E. Stirling and J. Taylor, making a fortune by financing the development of the Wallaroo and Moonta mines. Later Elder, Smith and Co. became one of the world’s largest wool sellers. The Elder Conservatorium is named in his memory.
Key boundary changes compared to 2018
Elder gains the suburbs of Clarence Gardens, Clarence Park, and portions of Ascot Park and Edwardstown. Elder loses the suburbs of Hawthorn, Clapham and Lower Mitcham.
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
|David E. Wade||LIB||1993–1997|
|Patrick F. Conlon||ALP||1997–2014|