Grange Beach in summer
Southeast-facing view of the historic Marine Apartments over the coastal sand dune north of Grange jetty
The Grange, Charles Sturt's cottage

Grange is a coastal suburb of the City of Charles Sturt, in Adelaide, South Australia, located 11 kilometres from the Adelaide city centre. The suburb is named after Captain Charles Sturt's cottage, which still stands and is now a museum. In addition to Grange Beach, the suburb has several parks and reserves, as well as the Grange Hotel, which was originally licensed in 1881.


Grange is a suburb with partial frontage to Gulf St Vincent located about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of the Adelaide city centre.[3] Its land boundaries (in clockwise order from the north-west) are Fort Street, Military Road, Trimmer Parade, Sportsmans Drive, Brebner Drive, Frederick Road and Grange Road.[1]


Originally called The Grange, the suburb is named after Captain Charles Sturt's cottage,[8] which originally stood on 500 acres (200 ha) of farmland. Sturt's farm was subdivided in 1878 by a private company intending to establish a beach resort.[9] The cottage still stands and is now a museum.

The name was adopted in 1945 by the local government area of the Town of Henley and Grange following agreement between it and the state's Nomenclature Committee and other government agencies. Boundaries were also established in 1945 over that portion of the Town of Henley and Grange located north of Kirkcaldy Beach Road.[1]

On 30 September 1976, its boundaries were revised along with adjoining suburbs including Tennyson and the new suburb of West Lakes.[10]

On 19 November 2009, land bounded by Trimmer Parade, Sportsmans Drive, Brebner Drive and Frederick Road was removed from the adjoining suburb of Seaton and added to the northern side of Grange following a proposal put forward by a resident group associated with the "Grange Golf Course Estate" and sponsored by the City of Charles Sturt.[1][11]


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 5,238 persons in Grange on census night. Of these, 47.1% were male and 52.9% were female.[12] The majority of residents (77.1%) are of Australian birth, with an additional 5.9% naming England as their country of birth.[12]

The age distribution of Grange residents is skewed slightly higher than the greater Australian population. 72% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[12]

In 2019 the population had decreased to 4542.[13]


Local government

Grange is part of Grange Ward in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, being represented in that council by Tom Scheffler and Rachel Tullio.[4]

State and federal

Grange lies in the state electoral district of Lee and the federal electoral division of Hindmarsh.[6]


The local newspaper is the Weekly Times Messenger.

Community groups

A community centre is located on Charles Sturt Avenue.[14]


Grange Primary School is located on Jetty Street.[15]

Facilities and attractions

Grange Jetty, built in 1879,[16] lies midway along Grange Beach.[14]

Shopping and dining

The Grange Hotel, located on the esplanade at Grange Beach, was originally licensed in 1881.[17]


In addition to Grange Beach, the suburb has several parks and reserves. Grange Recreation Reserve is located in the northwest of the suburb and offers a playing field and playground. Playgrounds are also located in Lines Reserve, on Lines Street, and Kirkcaldy Park, on Kirkcaldy Avenue.[14] The greenspace in the centre of the suburb is notable as being the location of Charles Sturt's still-extant cottage.[14]



Grange is serviced by Grange Road, connecting the suburb to Adelaide city centre. Seaview Road and Military Road link Grange to several of Adelaide's other coastal suburbs. Frederick Road, on the suburb's eastern boundary, connects the suburb with the shopping and entertainment facilities in West Lakes.[14]

Public transport

Grange is serviced by public transport buses and trains run by the Adelaide Metro.[18] Both Grange and East Grange railway stations on the Grange railway line are in the suburb of Grange. The Grange railway line continued to Henley Beach as the Henley Beach railway line until it was closed in 1957.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e "Search results for 'Grange, SUB' with the following datasets selected - 'Suburbs and localities', 'Counties', 'Government Towns', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Grange (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 July 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b c "Grange, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  4. ^ a b "City of Charles Sturt Wards and Council Members". City of Charles Sturt. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Electoral district profiles - Lee (2018-2022 boundaries)". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Profile of the electoral division of Hindmarsh (SA)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Monthly climate statistics: Summary statistics ADELAIDE AIRPORT (nearest weather station)". Commonwealth of Australia , Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Place Names of South Australia". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Adelaide and Environs ADELAIDE'S BEACHES". South Australia Travel Guide. Retrieved 4 November 2015.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Casey, T.M. (30 September 1976). "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 1035. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  11. ^ Conlon, Patrick (19 November 2009). "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991 Notice to Alter the Boundary of a Place" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 5194. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  12. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Grange (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  13. ^ "Data by region | Australian Bureau of Statistics". Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  14. ^ a b c d e Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6.
  15. ^ "Australian Schools Directory". Australian Schools Directory. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  16. ^ "Local History Factsheet: A brief history of the suburb Grange" (PDF). City of Charles Sturt. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  17. ^ "History". The Grange Hotel official website. Grange Hotel. Archived from the original on 8 April 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  18. ^ "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. 12 January 2011. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2011.

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