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North Haven
South Australia
Floating dock at North Haven.jpg
Floating dock at North Haven
Population 5,798 (2011 census)
Established 1975
Postcode(s) 5018
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
Location 18 km (11 mi) northwest of Adelaide city centre
LGA(s) City of Port Adelaide Enfield
State electorate(s) Port Adelaide
Federal Division(s) Port Adelaide
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.4 °C
72 °F
11.2 °C
52 °F
451.1 mm
17.8 in
Suburbs around North Haven:
Gulf St Vincent Outer Harbor Outer Harbor
Gulf St Vincent North Haven Outer Harbor
Gulf St Vincent Osborne Osborne
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Adjoining suburbs

North Haven is a north-western suburb of Adelaide 20 km from the CBD, in the state of South Australia, Australia and falls under the City of Port Adelaide Enfield. It is adjacent to Osborne and Outer Harbor. The postcode for North Haven is 5018. It is bounded to the north and east by Oliver Rogers and Victoria Road, to the south by Marmora Terrace and the west by Gulf St Vincent.

A small residential area that lies north of the Gulf Point Marina is often referred to as being a part of Outer Harbor (though it still lies within the boundaries of North Haven).


North Haven originally started as a private sub-division in Section 769 in the cadastral unit of Hundred of Port Adelaide. Its creation in 1976 was originally opposed by the Postmaster General of Australia due to “size & duplication of name else in Australia.” Its boundaries have been altered as follows since 1976 - boundary with the suburb of Outer Harbor, addition of land from the suburb of Osborne and other ‘unnamed land’, and the addition of a ‘portion of Outer Harbor’ in February 2007.


The suburb is served by a primary school, North Haven Primary School, and the local high school is Ocean-View High School, in nearby Taperoo. The western coastal side of the suburb is also graced by a newly constructed Surf Lifesaving Club (completed in 2007), and the Gulf Point Marina which is home to a large sailing community. The marina, lined with exclusive and desirable houses, is protected by two artificial breakwaters. Attached to the marina is the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia, one of Adelaide's largest yacht clubs, whilst around the entrance to the Port River lies the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron. There is a retirement village on Lady Gowrie Road, and there is a small shopping centre on Osborne Road.

The local cricket club is the North Haven Cricket Club which fields numerous teams in Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association.


The 330 bus services both Lady Gowrie and Osborne Roads and Osborne and Victoria Roads. The Outer Harbor railway line terminates at Outer Harbor railway station, which is actually in North Haven. The suburb is serviced by two more train stations, North Haven railway station and Osborne railway station.

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