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Black Forest
AdelaideSouth Australia
Forest Avenue Reserve
Population 1,933 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,186/km2 (3,070/sq mi)
Established 1850
Postcode(s) 5035
Area 1.63 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Location 4.7 km (3 mi) SW of Adelaide city centre
LGA(s) City of Unley
State electorate(s) Badcoe
Federal Division(s) Boothby
Suburbs around Black Forest:
Glandore Everard Park and Forestville Forestville
Glandore Black Forest Millswood
Edwardstown Clarence Park Clarence Park
Clarence Park Community Centre
Entrance to the Clarence Park Community Centre
Princess Margaret Playground
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Wayville Baptist Church
Uniting Church History Centre

Black Forest is an inner southern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Unley, bounded by the Glenelg tram line (north-west), the Seaford railway line (south-east), South Road (west) and East Avenue (east).


There have been three Post Offices named Black Forest; the first opened on 1 September 1899 and was renamed Glandore in 1915, the second opened on 10 November 1947 and was renamed Clarence Park West in 1966 and the third opened on 8 January 1996.


Black Forest is bounded by the Glenelg Tramline (north), the Seaford railway line (south), South Road (west) and East Avenue (east).


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,846 persons in Black Forest on census night. Of these, 47.2% were male and 52.8% were female.

The majority of residents (79.0%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (3.1%) and Greece (2.3%).



Black Forest Primary School opened in 1919 and is located on South Road.

Facilities and attractions


Forest Reserve is located near the centre of Black Forest. There is another small park on Byron Road, the Princess Margaret Playground.



Black Forest is serviced by South Road, and to a lesser degree by East Avenue.

Public transport

Black Forest is serviced by three tram stops, two train stations and buses on East Avenue and South Road. All services are run by the Adelaide Metro.

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