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Rowland Flat
South Australia
Rowland Flat is located in South Australia
Rowland Flat
Rowland Flat
Location in South Australia
Population 361 (2006 census)
Established 1840s
Postcode(s) 5352
Elevation 294 m (965 ft)
Location 63 km (39 mi) North East of Adelaide via Australian National Route A20.svg Australian Alphanumeric State Route B19.svg
LGA(s) Barossa Council and Light Regional Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Rowland Flat:
Gomersal Tanunda Bethany
Lyndoch Rowland Flat Krondorf
Altona Pewsey Vale

Rowland Flat (formerly Rowland's Flat and Rowlands Flat) is a small South Australian town in the Barossa Valley, located on the Barossa Valley Highway between Lyndoch and Tanunda. The town has an elevation of 294m and is nestled at the foot of the Barossa Ranges. It is best known for its wineries, and proximity to Jacobs Creek, Jacobs Creek Visitor's Centre and Novotel Barossa Valley Resort.

The town was originally known as Rowland's Flat, named, with an errant apostrophe, after Edward Rowlands who claimed the area under the 27th Special Survey in 1839. The township itself was surveyed in 1850.

Rowland Flat township is in the Barossa Council local government area, but the western part of the area is in Light Regional Council. It is in the state electoral district of Schubert and the federal Division of Barker.

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