Input Dataset

Suburbs and Localities

Suburbs and Localities (or Rural suburbs) are defined areas of the State established for addressing purposes. The base data used for the capture is the cadastre. The Suburbs layer is a data set that reflects the official boundaries of addressable localities in South Australia as defined by the Geographical Names Act, 1991. The polygons are based on the existing cadastral, topographic or road centerline data that defines the underlying features that boundaries follow.

Dataset Purpose

Used to spatially define gazetted Suburb / Locality boundaries.

Funding Support

Access Mechanisms


Access Format

GIS Database, KML, GeoJSON

Dataset Lineage

The Suburb Boundaries in the urban and rural areas are updated when required through notification in the Government Gazette or spatial improvement of the cadastre. The capturing started 1990 and is ongoing.

Access and Licensing

Identified Mandate


Content Source