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South Australia
Woodside main street
Population 1,826 (2006 census)
Established 1850s
Postcode(s) 5244
Location 37 km (23 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) Adelaide Hills Council

Woodside is a town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. The town is between Balhannah and Lobethal, 37 kilometres (23 mi) from the state capital, Adelaide. Amenities include a swimming pool, library, second hand store, grocery store, tennis club, bowls club and playing fields.

The Johnston family of Oakbank founded Woodside in the 1850s, primarily to improve their brewery business. The town was a useful traffic hub linking Oakbank, Lobethal and Charleston.

It is home to the Woodside Barracks (16th Air Land Regiment), which is located in nearby Inverbrackie.

Local businesses include Woodside Cheese Wrights, Melbas Chocolate Factory, a Lobethal Bakery and Bird in Hand winery.

Woodside was served by the Mount Pleasant railway line from 1918 to 1953, and is on the Onkaparinga Valley Road, South Australian route B34. Mt. Barker is around 32.6 km away from Adelaide.

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