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West Lakes
South Australia
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West Lakes is located in South Australia
West Lakes
West Lakes
Location in South Australia
Population 5,787 (2016 census)
Established 30 September 1976
Postcode(s) 5021
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt
State electorate(s) Lee
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
21.6 °C
71 °F
11.5 °C
53 °F
439.9 mm
17.3 in
Suburbs around West Lakes:
Port Adelaide
Port Adelaide Queenstown
Semaphore Park
West Lakes Shore
West Lakes Royal Park
Tennyson Grange Seaton
Footnotes Adjoining suburbs

West Lakes is a suburb of Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia, Australia. It lies within the City of Charles Sturt. It contains the Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre, Woodlake Shopping Centre and West Lakes Golf Club. It also contains Delfin Island, a residential island within the boating lake.

West Lakes has an irregular shape and shares borders with Port Adelaide, Queenstown, Royal Park, Seaton, Grange, Tennyson and West Lakes Shore.


The counted population on the night of the 2001 census was 5,940, and in 2011 was recorded as 5,730.


West Lakes was constructed on a tidal swamp by property developer Delfin (now Lend Lease Communities) from reclaimed land during the early 1970s. Development earthworks commenced in September 1970 and West Lakes was officially opened on 18 March 1977 by the Hon Des Corcoran, MP, Deputy Premier and Minister of Marine. West Lakes Post Office opened on 27 August 1975.

The suburb is home to Football Park (also known by its sponsored name of AAMI Stadium), a 51,240-seat sports stadium and home of the SANFL between 1974 and 2013.


As of 2020, bus routes that go through West Lakes are 110, 112, 115, 117, 155, 157, 157X, 288, 371, 372, 376, AO18, H30, H30C, H30S, J7, J7M, J8, N30, X30, X30C, & X30S.

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