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AdelaideSouth Australia
Aldgate main street
Aldgate is located in South Australia
Location in South Australia
Population 3,361 (2016 census)
Established 1882
Postcode(s) 5154
Elevation 304 m (997 ft)
Location 21 km (13 mi) south east of Adelaide via Australian National Route M1.svg
LGA(s) Adelaide Hills Council
Region Adelaide Hills
State electorate(s) Heysen
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Suburbs around Aldgate:
Upper Sturt Stirling Stirling
Heathfield Aldgate Bridgewater
Heathfield Mylor Mylor

Aldgate is a South Australian village and a suburb of Adelaide, located 21 km (13 mi) south-east of the Adelaide city centre, in the Adelaide Hills.


Aldgate trainstation
Aldgate's railway station was closed in the late 1980s.
Aldgate pub
Aldgate Pump Hotel

In the last decade, Aldgate's drainage system has suffered substantial problems and has been the result of drastic flooding through the main street. One of the worst cases of this occurred at around 8:00 AM 8 November 2005, which left most of the businesses in the main street flooded with significant damage. A recent ongoing project around Aldgate has been upgrading the drainage system.

In 2009 and 2010 the intersection of Mount Barker Road, Strathalbyn Road and Kingsland Road in Aldgate was upgraded and streetscape works were carried out throughout the township. To make way for the roadworks, the pump which was the centrepoint of the town was temporarily removed. It was reinstalled in May 2011 by the Adelaide Hills Council and now sits atop a pedestal on the footpath in the main street.

The new Aldgate Country Fire Service station was completed in August, 2009.

Aldgate is in the Adelaide Hills Council local government area, the federal Division of Mayo and the state electoral district of Heysen.

In popular culture

Aldgate is mentioned in the Redgum song "So Goodbye" featured on the band's 1978 album If You Don't Fight You Lose.

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