About Our City

Welcome to the City of Mitcham's Website. Our site provides a wealth of information about the diverse range of services and activities Council provides as well as our City's major attractions and places of historic significance. Use this part of the website to find out where Mitcham is located, facts and figures of our City, the meaning behind our corporate identity, and the organisation structure of the Council.

The City of Mitcham acknowledges this land and the traditional lands of the Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their country. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

You can use this site to find out about what's on in your community, how to contact the Council and your Elected Members, and details about our services. You can search the Library catalogue, find out more about our heritage and environment, and discover the wide range of groups in the community.

Your views are important to us, so we hope you will use the feedback facilities we have provided to let us know what you think.

The City of Mitcham is a clean and green City - a good place to live and work. With an enviable blend of both urban and rural environments, a prestigious heritage and sense of tradition, Mitcham and its surrounds offer a unique experience for those tempted by cultural exhibitions and festivals, native bushland, heritage and architecture, scenic views and more.

Founded in 1853, the City of Mitcham is Adelaide's second oldest Council area and celebrated 150 years in 2003.

The City of Mitcham, with a population of approximately 65,000, is situated some 6kms from the City and extends into the beautiful Mitcham Hills, comprising an area of 75.7 square kilometres stretching from Cross Road to the north, to the Sturt River in the south; from Mount Barker Road in the east to South Road in the west.

Residents of Mitcham live in 32 suburbs all of which have their own particular style and community spirit. From the leafy backdrop of the Hills environment, to the foothills homes which share magnificent panoramic views of Adelaide and the plains, the variety and uniqueness of the area is obvious.

The plains suburbs include Springfield, one of Adelaide's most prestigious suburbs, our heritage listed garden suburb Colonel Light Gardens which provides an excellent example of 1920's town planning, with affordable housing on offer in the neat suburbs in the City's western sector to the wide avenue streets of the eastern plains suburbs of Kingswood and Hawthorn. All demonstrate a continuation of the theme that Mitcham is indeed a good place to live.

Whilst largely residential the City of Mitcham has two key commercial areas in the Blackwood and Mitcham Centres with neighbourhood shopping in other areas. Industrial activities occur on the western boundary of the City adjacent to South Road.

The City is well served by many tourist attractions including Carrick Hill Estate, Belair National Park, Waite Arboretum, reserves, and numerous walking trails through the historic Mitcham and Abbotshall Precincts, Brownhill Creek, St Marys and Colonel Light Gardens. An afternoon exploring the impressive quartzite quarries is a must for visitors. Spectacular ripple-marked surfaces are preserved in the rocks and large-scale folds reflect the intensity of the forces which deformed the rocks nearly 500 million years ago.