2022–2026 electoral district map

Electoral District of King (PDF, 939KB)

Features of the district


Located at the north-eastern limit of metropolitan Adelaide, the district of King is a mix of largely rural areas in its north-east and suburban residential areas in its south-west. The district also includes the Little Para Reservoir.


Approximately 83.9 km2


King includes the suburbs and localities of Golden Grove, Gould Creek, Greenwith, Hillbank, One Tree Hill, Salisbury Heights and Salisbury Park, and parts of the suburbs of Salisbury East and Surrey Downs.


The district of King was created at the 2016 boundary redistribution to replace the previous district of Napier. It was contested and represented for the first time in 2018.

Origin of the name

The district is named after the Honourable Leonard James King AC QC (1925–2011) who was a prominent South Australian lawyer, politician and judge. Mr King was admitted to practice in December 1950 and worked as a solicitor and barrister. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1967. In 1970, Mr King entered Parliament as the Member for Coles and served as Attorney-General in the Dunstan Government between 1970 and 1975. He was appointed a puisne judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1975 and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia between 1978 and 1995.

Key boundary changes following the 2020 redistribution

King loses the localities of Bibaringa, Uleybury and Yattalunga.

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

Representation and results

Members since first represented in 2018
Paula Luethen LIB 2018–2022
Rhiannon Pearce ALP 2022–present
Members of former electoral district of Napier (during its existence, 1977–2018)
Terence H. Hemmings ALP 1977–1993
Annette K. Hurley ALP 1993–2002
Michael F. O’Brien  ALP 2002–2014 
Jon Gee ALP 2014–2018

Election results