2018-2022 electoral district map


Features of the district


This largely residential district is located in the northern suburbs of metropolitan Adelaide, bound by Port Wakefield Road along its western side. It also includes Parafield Airport.


Approximately 24.61 km2


Playford includes the suburbs of Green Fields, Mawson Lakes, Para Hills, Para Hills West, Parafield and Parafield Gardens.


The district was created in 1969 and first contested and represented in 1970.

Origin of the name

The district of Playford is named after Sir Thomas Playford (1896 – 1981), Premier of South Australia from 1938 to 1965, the longest serving Premier in South Australia. One of Playford’s key successes was to change the basis of the State’s economy from an over-reliance on primary industry to an industry-based footing. The Whyalla steelworks and shipyard, the Port Stanvac oil refinery and the Housing and Electricity Trusts were all established in his time.

Key boundary changes compared to 2014

Playford gains the suburbs of Green Fields, Mawson Lakes, Parafield and Parafield Gardens. Playford loses the suburbs of Ingle Farm and Walkley Heights, and also parts of the suburbs of Northfield and Pooraka and the remainder of the suburbs of Gepps Cross, Gulfview Heights, Para Vista and Valley View.

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

Representation and results

Members since first represented in 1977
Terence M. McRae ALP 1970 – 1989
John A. Quirke ALP 1989 – 1997
John J. (Jack) Snelling ALP 1997 – 2018
Michael Brown ALP 2018 –

Election results

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