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A message from the Lord Mayor of Adelaide

The City of Adelaide is a vibrant City that recognises diversity as a strength in our community, by providing places, people and events that boast a strong sense of community ownership. Whether you are arriving from overseas or interstate, we pride ourselves on the warm, friendly and welcoming nature of our people.

Adelaide has a range of programs and activities, driven by the needs and interests of City residents, visitors, workers and students.

Our Park Lands are the City's defining feature and greatest asset, creating a sense of grace and spaciousness. Our parks, open spaces and vibrant streets and laneways provide our residents with a wealth of social, environmental and recreational resources to be enjoyed by everyone.

Adelaide is a high-quality, internationally recognised educational institution that attracts local, interstate and international students, and the City enjoys a reputation as a learning centre.

We are a lively and creative City that thrives on our art and cultural industries. Festivals and events occur throughout the year with a program that includes the Adelaide Fringe, the second largest open-access Fringe Festival in the world, comprised of 900 events staged in pop up venues across Adelaide. Our events program also comprises the Adelaide Festival of Arts, The Santos Tour Down Under, Feast Festival, WOMADelaide, Adelaide Film Festival and Oz Asia, which celebrates artistic and cultural ties between Australia and Asia.

Adelaide also provides its residence with an extensive range of shopping destinations. Rundle Mall is Adelaide’s premier retail destination and meeting place offering the largest selection of shopping facilities in Adelaide, including the three largest department stores, 15 arcades and centres, 700 retailers and more than 300 non-retail services and offices. Our Central Markets boasts the freshest produce direct from their suppliers, growers and wholesale markets.

Whatever you particular needs, interests or aspirations for yourself or your family, Adelaide has a range of places, people and activities to help you achieve a prosperous future.

On behalf of the people of Adelaide, we invite you to experience our City in all its welcome and wonder.









Stephen Yarwood


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