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Upper Sturt
South Australia
Upper Sturt is located in South Australia
Upper Sturt
Upper Sturt
Coordinates 35°01′30″S 138°40′56″E / 35.025026°S 138.682324°E / -35.025026; 138.682324Coordinates: 35°01′30″S 138°40′56″E / 35.025026°S 138.682324°E / -35.025026; 138.682324
Population 951 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 5156
Location 19 km (12 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s)
  • City of Mitcham
  • Adelaide Hills Council
State electorate(s)
  • Heysen
  • Waite
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Suburbs around Upper Sturt:
Belair Crafers West Crafers
Hawthorndene Upper Sturt Stirling
Coromandel East Ironbank Heathfield

Upper Sturt is a suburb in the inner south of Adelaide, South Australia. The suburb is nestled in the lower reaches of the Mount Lofty Ranges with the Western Half located in the City of Mitcham local government area, and the eastern portion located in the Adelaide Hills Council Local Government Area.

Before being gazetted with a place name, the area was often referred to on civil birth, death and marriage registrations as "near Government Farm", which later became Belair National Park.

The Upper Sturt area had two stations on the Adelaide-Bridgewater railway line, which was constructed through the area in the late 1870s: Nalawort and Upper Sturt, both of which have closed and structures mostly removed.

Upper Sturt Primary School was founded in 1879, and has approximately 41 students.

Upper Sturt Post Office opened on 1 March 1881.

There is a small cafe on the main road that also incorporates a general store adjacent to the Upper Sturt General Store. The Upper Sturt Country Fire Service station which is a volunteer fire organisation to protect the area from bushfires.

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