Gilles Plains, South Australia

Gilles Plains is a suburb of the greater Adelaide, South Australia area, approximately 15 km north of the Adelaide business district.


It is named after the first Colonial Treasurer Osmond Gilles who owned a sheep station adjoining the Torrens River.[2] Gilles Plains was predominantly a hay growing area of Adelaide through its early years. In 1874, it had the largest hay farm in South Australia owned by J. A. W. Sudholz.[3]


Gilles Plains is in both the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and City of Tea Tree Gully local government areas, and is in both the South Australian House of Assembly electoral districts of Florey and Torrens. It is also in the Australian House of Representatives Division of Sturt.


Pinnacle College is on Wandana Avenue. St Pauls College is on Grand Junction Road. Wandana Primary School is on Cowra Avenue.[4]


Aerial image of western part of Gilles Plains, looking north. Grand Junction Road is the east-west road at the top, forming the northern boundary of the suburb. Sudholz Road, the north-south road at left, is the western boundary. To the north is Valley View. To the west is Oakden. The green and concrete rectangle to the top right is St Paul's College. The brown rectangle at the upper left is the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science. The white-roofed complex to the south is a TAFE complex and the blue and white part further down is the Royal Society for the Blind. The white complex at the bottom is a shopping centre.
Aerial image of northern part of Gilles Plains, looking north. Grand Junction Road is the east-west road at the top, forming the boundary of the suburb. To the north is Valley View. The green rectangle to the left is St Paul's College, and Wandana Primary School is at the oval in the middle.


  1. ^ (August 2009). "Gilles Plains Demographics". Retrieved 25 August 2009.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Ian Auhl (August 1993). "Gilles Plains". Archived from the original on 5 June 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2009.
  3. ^ Observer (September 1903). "Obituary". Archived from the original on 7 October 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Australian Schools Directory". Australian Schools Directory. Retrieved 15 November 2013.

Coordinates: 34°51′01″S 138°39′32″E / 34.85025°S 138.659°E / -34.85025; 138.659