Ethelton, South Australia

Ethelton is a north-western suburb of Adelaide 13 km from the CBD, on the LeFevre Peninsula, in the state of South Australia, Australia and is within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. It is adjacent to Semaphore, Semaphore South and Glanville. It is bounded to the north by Hart Street, to the south by Bower Road and in the west and east by the Swan Terrace and the Port River, respectively. Ethelton is a residential suburb.

AdelaideSouth Australia
Ethelton is located in Greater Adelaide
Coordinates34°50′56″S 138°29′42″E / 34.849°S 138.495°ECoordinates: 34°50′56″S 138°29′42″E / 34.849°S 138.495°E
LGA(s)City of Port Adelaide Enfield
State electorate(s)Port Adelaide
Federal Division(s)Port Adelaide
Suburbs around Ethelton:
Semaphore Glanville New Port
Semaphore South Ethelton New Port
Semaphore Park Semaphore Park Semaphore Park


The suburb is not served by a public primary school. The nearest are Le Fevre Primary School in Birkenhead and Westport Primary School in Semaphore Park. The area was previously serviced by Ethelton Primary School, but the campus was closed when the school amalgamated with Semaphore Primary School (to form Westport Primary, mentioned above). The local high school is Le Fevre High School, in nearby Semaphore South. There is a private school in the suburb, Portside Christian School (Reception to Year 12). The John Hart Oval at the north-western corner is the main recreational facility in the suburb. Ethelton includes the Jervois Bridge on Hart St over the Port River. There is little commercial activity in the area, as Port Adelaide is nearby. New Port Quays is a new housing development on the Port River and is next to Ethelton. This is a good area for walking trails and is also heavily patronised by cyclists.


The 333 bus services Bower Road and Hart Street. While the 156, 352 & 353 buses also serve Bower Road. The 157 bus also serves the far end of Bower Road by Military Road. The suburb also is serviced by a train station on the Outer Harbor railway line, the Ethelton railway station.


Ethelton is part of the state electoral district of Lee. Since 2014 Lee's member of South Australia's House of Assembly has been Stephen Mullighan. Stephen is a member of the Australian Labor Party. His electoral office is at Shop 4, 173-177 Tapleys Hill Road, Seaton.

Ethelton is part of the federal division of Port Adelaide. Since 1997 Port Adelaide's member of the Commonwealth of Australia's House of Representatives has been Mark Butler. Mark is a member of the Australian Labor Party. His electoral office is at 15 Semaphore Road, Semaphore.

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