Sampson Flat, South Australia

Sampson Flat is a locality northeast of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Playford. It used to be known as Sampson's Flat.[1] The area drains to the west into the Little Para Reservoir. It is a mixture of open pasture with scattered trees, and denser scrub on the higher eastern side.

Sampson Flat
AdelaideSouth Australia
Sampson Flat is located in City of Playford
Sampson Flat
Sampson Flat
Coordinates34°45′S 138°47′E / 34.75°S 138.79°E / -34.75; 138.79Coordinates: 34°45′S 138°47′E / 34.75°S 138.79°E / -34.75; 138.79
LGA(s)City of Playford
State electorate(s)Newland
Federal Division(s)Spence
Suburbs around Sampson Flat:
One Tree Hill Yattalunga Humbug Scrub
Gould Creek Sampson Flat Kersbrook
Upper Hermitage Lower Hermitage Inglewood

Sampson Flat was possibly named after John H. Sampson, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 and resided at One Tree Hill.[2]


Sampson Flat was the site of first ignition for a bushfire in the Adelaide Hills in January 2015.


  1. ^ "Placename Details: Sampson Flat". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Government of South Australia. 6 February 2007. SA0060343. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Placenames of South Australia" (PDF). State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 26 February 2017.