Life in Adelaide

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South Australia’s first Surveyor General, Colonel William Light, had a vision when designing the city of Adelaide - to combine the spirit of place with the built urban form in order for people to live well and in balance with nature.

Adelaide is a city designed for life; one that proudly gives its residents the freedom of time and choice to create their unique stories through community, cultural and wellbeing experiences.

A global city, with local benefits

Adelaide’s reputation as an epicentre for commerce and innovation has cultivated a thriving local economy.

A small city with a big backyard

As the world’s only ‘city in a park’, 9.4 square kilometres of Park Lands serve as Adelaide’s playground.

City neighbourhoods

The city encompasses a number of residential neighbourhoods with their own distinct personalities.

Digital City Living Magazine

View the digital version of the Adelaide City Living Magazine.

Educational institutions

South Australia is committed to nurturing the minds of future leaders and building a prosperous community.

Major events

Adelaide sure punches above its weight when it comes to world class events. From sports to music, culture and the arts, we've listed a few of our biggest and best.

Meet the community

Meet the residents of Adelaide and discover why they love city living.

More time for the things you love

Consistently voted amongst the most liveable cities in the world, Adelaide is a place where you can embrace all the experiences of a cosmopolitan capital city whilst enjoying a life centred around wellbeing and balance.

Riverbank & Cultural precincts

The Riverbank is a hub of bustling activity while North Terrace houses the State's most culturally-significant institutions.

The gateway to South Australia

Adelaide acts as the ultimate springboard to South Australia’s picturesque regional neighbourhood.