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Glenelg North
AdelaideSouth Australia
Holdfast Marina, Glenelg North
Glenelg North is located in South Australia
Glenelg North
Glenelg North
Location in South Australia
Population 6,254 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 5045
Location 9 km (6 mi) from Adelaide
State electorate(s) Morphett
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Glenelg North:
West Beach
Adelaide Airport
Adelaide Airport
Novar Gardens
Gulf St Vincent Glenelg North Novar Gardens
Glenelg East
Glenelg East
Footnotes Adjoining suburbs

Glenelg North is a seaside suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in both the City of Holdfast Bay and the City of West Torrens.


The 2011 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 5,699 persons in Glenelg North on census night. Of these, 50.7% were male and 49.3% were female.

The majority of residents (72.9%) are of Australian birth, with the other common census response being England (7.6%).

The age distribution of Glenelg North residents is skewed towards a slightly higher age bracket than the greater Australian population. 72.9% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 27.1% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.


The local newspaper is the Guardian Messenger. Other regional and national newspapers such as The Advertiser and The Australian are also available.


St Leonards Primary School, located on Jervois Street, is the local public school.


HMAS buffalo restaurant bow
Replica of HMS Buffalo

Glenelg North is the site of the Patawalonga boat haven and The Old Gum Tree.

It is also home to a replica of the vessel HMS Buffalo, the ship that brought settlers to the state. The replica is fitted out as a restaurant.

Shopping and dining

The Jetty Road shopping and dining precinct is a short walk from the suburb.


There are parks and green spaces throughout Glenelg North.


Glenelg North Beach extends along the coastal length of the suburb.



The suburb is serviced by the following main roads:

Public transport

The suburb is serviced by bus routes, run by the Adelaide Metro:

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