Woodside is a town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. The town is between Balhannah and Lobethal, 37 kilometres (23 mi) from the state capital, Adelaide.


The town was a useful traffic hub linking Oakbank, Lobethal and Charleston. It is on the Onkaparinga Valley Road, South Australian route B34, and Mt. Barker is around 32.6 km away from Adelaide.

Amenities include a swimming pool, library, second hand store, grocery store, tennis club, bowls club and playing fields. Local businesses include Woodside Cheese Wrights, , a Lobethal Bakery and Bird in Hand winery.[3]

It is home to the Woodside Barracks (16th Air Land Regiment), which is located in nearby Inverbrackie.[clarification needed]


The first European explorers through the Woodside district were Dr George Imlay and John Hill in January 1838.[4]

In 1839 the South Australian Company took out several special surveys which secured much of the central Mount Lofty Ranges and the sources of the Onkaparinga.

The Johnston family of Oakbank founded Woodside in the 1850s, primarily to improve their brewery business.

Gold was discovered in area. The largest mine was the Bird-in-Hand mine which operated from 1881 to 1889.

Woodside was served by the Mount Pleasant railway line from 1918 to 1953.


  1. ^ "Search results for 'Woodside, LOCB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Counties', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Woodside (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 April 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ Bird in Hand
  4. ^ "SOUTH AUSTRALIA". The Australian. 27 March 1838. p. 3.

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