'East End' Signage in Adelaide's East End on Rundle Street
Garden East apartments (circa early 1990s)

The East End is a part of the Adelaide central business district, in the north-east corner of the Adelaide city centre. This area is a popular office and retail district and has an increasing residential interest from the building of high-density luxury apartments in the area.

The retail centre of the East End is Rundle Street, Adelaide. Although the area is not officially demarcated, its approximate boundaries are North Terrace, East Terrace, Pulteney Street and Flinders Street. It is also sometimes stated as including parts of Kent Town and parklands locations such as the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Rymill Park and the National Wine Centre of Australia. Other major streets are Frome Street, Grenfell Street and Pirie Street.

The area is bounded by parklands on the north and east sides, with the west side being mostly bounded by Hindmarsh Square.

Apartment Development

The eastern end of Rundle Street was the site of Adelaide's original fruit and vegetable wholesale markets. These closed in the 1980s and, after a long and controversial decision making process involving some government money, the Garden East (or East End Astoria[1]) apartment development was built. This was the start of a growing number of prestige apartment buildings in the area.

The East End markets facade, showing two of the many new luxury apartment blocks.


The East End is a popular spot in Adelaide for large events. These include:


  1. ^ "East End Astoria". Archived from the original on 11 January 2006.
  2. ^ "2006 Jacobs Creek Tour Down Under". Archived from the original on 9 May 2006. Retrieved 1 August 2019.

Further reading

Elton, Jude. "East Terrace". Adelaidia.