Hectorville, South Australia

Hectorville is a small suburb of Adelaide in the City of Campbelltown. It is one of eight suburbs within the City of Campbelltown. The public primary school, East Torrens Primary and Catholic primary school, St Joseph's School, Hectorville, is located within the suburb.

AdelaideSouth Australia
Population3,477 (2006 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Campbelltown
Suburbs around Hectorville:
Glynde Campbelltown Newton
Payneham Hectorville Rostrevor
Firle Tranmere Magill


The suburb was laid out by P. B. Coglin in 1855 on land he owned, and named for John Hector (c. 1788 – 31 July 1863), accountant of the Savings Bank of South Australia.[2]

The first house in Hectorville was built by Price Maurice in 1849 next to Fourth Creek.[3] The land was sold and became a suburb in 1855.[4]

Notable people and eventsEdit

Australian singer/songwriter Greg Champion grew up in Hectorville, after moving from Benalla.

On 29 April 2011 Hectorville was the scene of the 2011 Hectorville siege in which a gunman shot dead three members of a family, as well as wounding two police officers, one critically.[5]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hectorville (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Manning index of South Australian placenames". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ Dupree, Brittany (12 April 2011). "Hectorville Haunting". East Torrens Messenger. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  4. ^ The Register, 11 May 1855
  5. ^ Malik, Sarah; Liza Kappelle (29 April 2011). "Armed siege: Suspected gunman arrested after three people killed and teen seriously injured". Herald Sun. Retrieved 29 April 2011.

Coordinates: 34°53′S 138°39′E / 34.883°S 138.650°E / -34.883; 138.650