Semaphore Park, South Australia

Semaphore Park is a suburb in the Australian state of South Australia located in the west of Adelaide on the coastline of Gulf St Vincent. The northern end of the suburb is considered to be located within the Lefevre Peninsula.[8]

Semaphore Park
South Australia
Semaphore Park is located in South Australia
Semaphore Park
Semaphore Park
Coordinates34°51′21″S 138°28′58″E / 34.855714°S 138.482665°E / -34.855714; 138.482665Coordinates: 34°51′21″S 138°28′58″E / 34.855714°S 138.482665°E / -34.855714; 138.482665[1]
Population4,225 (2011 census)[2]
Established30 September 1976[3]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location13 km (8 mi) north-west of Adelaide city centre
LGA(s)City of Charles Sturt[1]
State electorate(s)Lee[5]
Federal Division(s)Hindmarsh[6]
Mean max temp[7] Mean min temp[7] Annual rainfall[7]
21.5 °C
71 °F
11.4 °C
53 °F
443.3 mm
17.5 in
Suburbs around Semaphore Park:
Gulf St Vincent Semaphore South
New Port
Port Adelaide
Gulf St Vincent Semaphore Park West Lakes
Gulf St Vincent West Lakes Shore
West Lakes
West Lakes
Adjoining suburbs[1]

Semaphore Park originally started as a private sub-division in Section 64 in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Yatala under the names of New Liverpool and Mellor Park (named for Thomas Mellor[citation needed]). Boundaries were created for the suburb on 30 September 1976.[3] Portions were added to the suburb of West Lakes Shore in October 2002 and October 2004 while in July 2007, land was removed from Semaphore Park and the suburbs of Birkenhead, Ethelton and Glanville to “create the new suburb of New Port”.[1]

Glanville Blocks Post Office opened on 1 September 1896, was renamed Semaphore Park in 1947 and was replaced by the West Lakes Shore office in 1997.[9]

The Fort Glanville Conservation Park is located within the boundaries of Semaphore Park.[1]

Semaphore Park is located within the federal division of Hindmarsh, the state electoral district of Lee and the local government area of the City of Charles Sturt.[1][5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search results for 'Semaphore Park, SUB' with the following datasets selected - 'NPW and Conservation Properties', 'Suburbs and localities', 'Counties', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Semaphore Park". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 July 2016.  
  3. ^ a b Casey, T.M. (30 September 1976). "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 1035. Retrieved 15 July 2019. the Geographical Names Board has recommended that the names “West Lakes Shore”, “West Lakes”, “Semaphore Park”, “Tennyson”, “Seaton”, “Grange” and “Royal Park” be assigned to the areas defined hereunder in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh schedules respectively
  4. ^ a b "Postcode for Semaphore Park, South Australia". Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b "District of Lee Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Federal electoral division of Hindmarsh, boundary gazetted 16 December 2011" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "Summary (climate) statistics ADELAIDE AIRPORT (nearest station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Search result for "Lefevre Peninsula (PEN)" (Record no. SA0039060) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities", "Local Government Areas" and " Place names (gazetteer)"". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  9. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List - search result for "Semaphore Park"". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 17 July 2019.