Magill, South Australia

Magill is a suburb of Adelaide straddling the City of Burnside and City of Campbelltown council jurisdictions, approximately 7 km from the Adelaide CBD. It incorporates the suburb previously known as Koongarra Park.

AdelaideSouth Australia
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UniSA Magill Campus
Magill is located in South Australia
Coordinates34°54′32″S 138°40′33″E / 34.90889°S 138.67583°E / -34.90889; 138.67583Coordinates: 34°54′32″S 138°40′33″E / 34.90889°S 138.67583°E / -34.90889; 138.67583
Population8,229 (2011 census)[1]
Suburbs around Magill:
Hectorville Hectorville, Rostrevor Rostrevor
Tranmere Magill Woodforde
Kensington Gardens Rosslyn Park Auldana


Magill was first established as the 524-acre (2.12 km2) Makgill Estate, owned by two Scots, Now owned by James Stevens Robert Cock and William Ferguson, who met en route to the newly founded colony of South Australia when sailing out from Portsmouth on HMS Buffalo. They formed a partnership as a carrier and merchant following their arrival on 28 December 1836.[2] It was named after Cock's trustee, David M. Makgill. The estate's homestead was built in 1838 by Ferguson, who was charged with farming the estate. Soon after farming commenced the two were short of cash, and thus Magill became the first foothill village to be subdivided.[citation needed]


Magill has a population of 11,222[when?] and is home to one of the Penfolds Wineries, the University of South Australia Magill Campus and the historic Murray Park Estate. It is sometimes divided into Magill South (Burnside) and Magill North (Campbelltown) to distinguish which local government area they belong to, as Magill is in both the Burnside and Campbelltown council areas.[citation needed]

The Magill Training Centre was situated in the area, but its location on Glen Stuart Road later became the adjoining suburb of Woodforde.


Magill has three educational institutions: Magill Primary School on Magill Road; Norwood Morialta High School (Senior Campus) on The Parade; and UniSA Magill Campus on St Bernards Road.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Magill (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2012.  
  2. ^ The Pioneer's Association of South Australia Inc. - Peter Mussared. 2014. Exploring Spirit Helps to Uncover a Colony’s Assets. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 07 June 15].