Gawler is the oldest country town on the Australian mainland in the state of South Australia and is named after the second governor (British vice-regal representative) of the colony of South Australia, George Gawler. It is about 40–44 km (25–27 mi) north of the centre of the state capital, adelaide, and is close to the major wine-producing district of the Barossa Valley. Topographically, Gawler lies at the confluence of two tributaries of the Gawler River, the north and south para rivers, where they emerge from a range of low hills. Historically a semi-rural area, Gawler has been swept up in Adelaide's growth in recent years and is now considered an outer northern suburb of adelaide. It is counted as a suburb in the outer metro region of the greater adelaide planning region.

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Around Gawler SA 5118

Our Picks on what to Do in Gawler SA

Gawler National Trust Museum

Apex Park - Gawler SA

Pioneer Park

Gawler Skate Park - Willaston SA

Essex Park - Gawler SA

Gawler Show

Our Picks on where to Stay in Gawler SA

The Palms

Gawler Caravan Park

Eagle Foundry Bed & Breakfast

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Gawler SA

Café Nova

The Javahut

Poetic Justice Cafe Gallery

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Community Services  

Gawler Visitor Information Centre SA
2 Lyndoch Road,

Town of Gawler SA
43 High Street,

Gawler Police Station SA
25 Cowan Street,

Gawler Public Library - SA
91 Murray Street,

Gawler Aquatic Centre - SA
Victoria Terrace,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 75 m (246 ft)
  • Population: 26,472
  • State electorate(s): Light
  • Federal Division(s): Spence
  • Established (yr): 1836
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Adelaide CBD SA 5000 (55.8 km, 56 mins)
Balaklava SA 5461 (66 km, 48 mins)
Kapunda SA 5373 (35.1 km, 29 mins)
Lyndoch SA 5351 (15.3 km, 17 mins)
Port Adelaide SA 5015 (47.2 km, 34 mins)

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Acknowledgement of Country

Gawler SA is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.