The Barossa and Gawler region spans the northern metropolitan Adelaide boundary. The combined region covers 3,146km2 and encompasses four local government areas: Town of Gawler, the Barossa Council, Adelaide Plains Council, and Light Regional Council. The latest population records for the combined Barossa and Gawler region shows to have a population of 72,067 residents in 2017.
Gawler is South Australia’s first country town and the largest and most significant historic town. Residents and visitors identify that the strong sense of history, community and environmental pride, complements the available services and facilities.
The Barossa has been acknowledged as one of the five most recognised wine regions in the world. It boasts premier wine and food attractions, unique trails and parks, historical points and rich pastoral lands.
The Light Regional Council borders the famed Barossa Valley and the Town of Gawler. The region enjoys the benefits normally associated with the Barossa Valley together with the richness in mining heritage and premier farming country.
The Adelaide Plains district is predominantly rural with a large tidal coastal region facing the Gulf of St Vincent. In the main townships within the district you will find pristine, sensitive tidal flats famous for the blue crab and breeding of animals in land, particularly focussed on dogs and horses.