Elections and wards

Contact your Mayor and local councillors about issues important to you, explore our seven wards, and learn how and why to vote at the next council elections in 2026.

Local government elections are held every four years

Voting is the best way to have your say about what happens locally. It’s how you choose who will represent you on the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council, and it’s crucial for shaping the future of your area. Community groups and businesses are also eligible to vote in local government elections.

Our elections are run by the Electoral Commission of South Australia. The next election is in 2026.

How to enrol to vote in the 2026 elections

You can enrol to vote or update your details on the Electoral Commission website.

The City of PAE has seven local wards

The City of PAE is divided into seven areas called wards. Residents in each ward are represented by either two or three Elected Members, depending on the ward’s size.

In total, there are 17 Elected Members representing their local ward, while Mayor Claire Boan represents everyone right across the City of PAE.

Find out more about your ward

Enfield Ward includes the suburbs of Blair Athol, Broadview, Clearview, Enfield, Kilburn, Manningham and part of Sefton Park. Before European settlement, the area was covered with pine trees, but was settled in 1840 by 35-year-old labourer George Hickox, who began developing the area. Fun fact: the area of Kilburn was originally known as Chicago!

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What to see in Enfield

There are plenty of historic landmarks around Enfield Ward. These include the majestic property at Barton Vale, St Clement's Church in Blair Athol and the memorial to Dr Bennett in Manningham. Another landmark, Enfield Cemetery, can teach us a lot about the history of our area. It features sections like the RSL and Children's Garden and areas for people from different religions, including Anglicans, Buddhists, Catholics, Lutherans and Muslims.

What to do in Enfield

Community centres are the heart of our community. Both the Kilburn Community Centre and Enfield Community Centre are located in Enfield Ward. The centres offer something for everyone, including programs for new migrants, art and craft groups, playgroups and luncheons. And there are strength exercises and social programs for older people.

What to try in Enfield

Prospect Road is a great place to sample delicious food from around the world, like fresh warm Turkish flatbread and coffee, African curries and Vietnamese pho. Afterwards, take a stroll and check out the public art along this bustling main road.

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Klemzig Ward includes the suburbs of Klemzig, Windsor Gardens, Holden Hill, Gilles Plains and part of Dernancourt. It’s also home to a large TAFE campus at Gilles Plains.

From the 1840s, the land in Gilles Plains and Holden Hill was used mainly for grazing animals and growing hay, but by the late 1800s the population had grown rapidly. Klemzig's first European inhabitants were German Lutherans who had been persecuted in Prussia.

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What to see in Klemzig

The Klemzig Pioneer Cemetery is an important record of South Australia’s multicultural past. You can find it on the corner of Second Avenue and Spring Grove. Closed in the early 1860s, the cemetery has been restored and cared for by the Lutheran Church and was incorporated as the Klemzig Cemetery Trust in 1937. During the South Australian centennial year in 1986, a memorial to the pioneers was unveiled by Governor George Winston Dugan.

What to do in Klemzig

There are lots of parks in Klemzig Ward that everyone can enjoy. George Crawford Reserve on Lothian Avenue includes four courts and is perfect for a family game of netball or a hit of tennis. The community hall next door is popular for community events and activities, as is the Klemzig Hall, located next to Gaza Oval.

What to try in Klemzig

Take in the scenic views as you wander along Linear Park trail from Klemzig to Dernancourt. It's surrounded by large river red gums, and you’ll also find playspaces, BBQs and exercise equipment for adults and older children. You can get to the exercise equipment from Windsor Grove, Pittwater Drive or Ramsey Avenue.

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Northfield Ward includes the suburbs of Hampstead Gardens, Greenacres, Hillcrest, Lightsview, Northfield, Northgate, Oakden and parts of Walkley Heights and Valley View. In  Lightsview there are over 15 hectares of parks, and the suburb as a whole is easy to get around, thanks to cycling paths, footpaths and buses.

The ward includes the state's largest prison, Yatala Labour Prison. Originally known as The Stockade, the prison opened in 1854. Prisoners would quarry rock for roads and construction at the nearby creek. The name Yatala comes from the Weira group of the Kaurna People and means 'water running by the side of a river'. Also located in Northfield Ward are the Adelaide Women's Prison and the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.

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What to see in Northfield

Stockade Park is a sensory garden filled with colourful and aromatic plants and a 12m-high waterfall. Take a stroll and admire the extensive gardens or enjoy a relaxed picnic with family and friends.

What to do in Northfield

L J Lewis Reserve and Dog Park is just off Grand Junction Road, Northfield. The large park is dotted with shady eucalypts, landscaped gardens and an off-leash area for dogs.

What to try in Northfield

The Valley View Par 3 Golf Course is set in the beautiful parklands of the Thomas Turner Reserve. It is an 18-hole course wrapped around a gently sloping hill and is ideal for players of all ages. The shorter course means less walking, and you will take fewer strokes to go around, so it’s less tiring. This makes the Valley View course great for beginners, children and older people.

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The Outer Harbor Ward includes the suburbs of Outer Harbor, North Haven, Taperoo, Osborne and part of Largs North. Together, these suburbs are located on the Lefevre Peninsula.

The northern part of the peninsula has a rich First Nations heritage which is explored through the MY2 interpretive signage throughout the area. Taperoo is thought to be named after a Kaurna word meaning 'calm'. Osborne was named after an early resident, Captain R W Osborne, and Outer Harbor was originally known as 'Outer Harbor' until the spelling was officially changed to the American–English version in 1913.

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What to see in Outer Harbor

On the east coast of Lefevre Peninsula is Mutton Cove, an important habitat for wading birds and a great site for seeing raptors. The remnants of two shipwrecks, the Excelsior and Jupiter, are visible from the cove.

What to do in Outer Harbor

The Lefevre Community Stadium in Taperoo was built in 2016 close to Osborne House and the Osborne Over 50s Club on Victoria Road. The stadium offers exercise, dance and recreation programs for all ages. Next door is the Lefevre Skate Park and reserve. Also in Taperoo is Roy Marten Park, with a native garden labyrinth and separate dog parks for large and small dogs.

What to try in Outer Harbor

Biodiversity Park covers 35 hectares and includes walking trails, bird watching areas, a discovery path, educational resources and disability access. The park is home to ecologically significant species like painted and bearded dragons.

Parks Ward, in the middle of the City of PAE, includes the suburbs of Dry Creek, Ottoway, Wingfield, Gepps Cross, Mansfield Park, Angle Park, Woodville Gardens, Ferryden Park, Regency Park, Croydon Park, Dudley Park and Devon Park. Enjoy fantastic restaurants and relaxing parks, along with educational opportunities and thriving local businesses.

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What to see in Parks

The Barker Inlet Wetlands is a great way to see migratory wading birds as well as local favourites like the red-kneed dotterel, the black-fronted dotterel and the red-capped plover. There’s a viewing platform accessible from the car park on the northern side of the Port River Expressway at Gillman. It offers views of samphires and mud flats, with the mangrove forest beyond.

What to do in Parks

There are fantastic parks and play spaces in Parks Ward, including Tao Dan Reserve, which recognises the great contribution of the Vietnamese community to the area.

What to try in Parks

The Parks Recreation and Sports Centre provides two swimming pools, two theatres, a two-court stadium, an art gallery space and a health club with a fully equipped gym. The centre also provides a crèche play club with short-stay childcare available to parents and guardians using the gym or swimming pools. The centre is located at 46 Cowan Street, Angle Park, adjacent to the Parks Library.

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Port Adelaide Ward includes the suburbs of Alberton, Ethelton, Glanville, Gillman, New Port, Port Adelaide, Queenstown, Rosewater and Semaphore South. Alberton is named after Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria.

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What to see in Port Adelaide

The Port River is one of the few places in the world where you can see wild dolphins in a major city. The river forms part of the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary, helping to preserve these amazing marine mammals.

What to do in Port Adelaide

Gillman has been the home of motorcycle speedway in Adelaide since 1981. The Gillman Speedway on Wilkins Road is Australia's best motorcycle speedway.

What to try in Port Adelaide

Grab a bargain or find a treasure at the markets around Port Adelaide. Then stroll along the Anna Rennie Loop Path to check out the Port’s historic buildings and fascinating past.

Semaphore Ward includes the suburbs of Exeter, Semaphore, Birkenhead, Peterhead, Largs Bay and parts of Largs North.

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What to see in Semaphore

Enjoy the scenic views from Semaphore's walking paths, which weave along the coastline. The City of PAE has a strong focus on conservation, so visitors can enjoy the area while the delicate ecosystem remains protected.

What to do in Semaphore

From the historic carousel to the miniature train, there's great fun for the family to have at the Semaphore Foreshore, whatever your pace. In summer, the Summer Carnival draws thousands to the area.

What to try in Semaphore

Take a heritage steam train ride between Semaphore and Fort Glanville along a beautiful 2km coastal route. Contact the National Railway Museum for the latest timetable.

Download the Semaphore Ward map