City of Salisbury offers an enviable lifestyle for residents and a wealth of opportunities for business.

The Salisbury area is a progressive, sustainable and connected community, with the availability of land for residential and industrial development, an abundance of parks and recreational facilities, university and TAFE campuses, a military base, an airport and a major bus and train hub in the city centre.

Geography and climate

Located 25km north of Adelaide, South Australia, the City of Salisbury occupies an area of 158 square kilometres extending from the shores of Gulf St Vincent to the Para Escarpment and the foothills of the Mt Lofty Ranges. The region enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, having cool, wet winters and warm to hot, dry summers.


Salisbury offers a wealth of ways our residents can enrich their lives and enjoy their leisure time including parks for relaxing and recreation, wetlands to learn from and explore, recreation centres for our much-loved sports, an aquatic centre, libraries, adult learning centres and the arts.

Visit the Parks and Reserves section of our website to find a park with options such as picnic areas, dog friendly exercise, playgrounds, walking trails and more.

Want to stay on top of your game or learn something new? The Recreation Centre section of our website will help you find sporting facilities ranging from swimming to tennis. Or, explore Community Centres to find an adult education class with topics that range from cooking to dance and yoga.

For the art enthusiasts, the John Harvey Gallery in Salisbury has monthly exhibitions by established and emerging local artists.

Check out Salisbury Libraries to learn more about the information hubs for residents of all ages available.


The University of South Australia Mawson Lakes Campus is a specialist science and technology institution, which provides education and facilitates technology research of national importance. In doing this, the University capitalises on its proximity to Technology Park.

TAFE SA Salisbury is a vibrant hub for language, literacy and numeracy and English language preparation, as well as offering training programs in community services, aged care and music.

TAFE SA Parafield is located within Parafield airport and is dedicated to specialised training of pilots (underpinning knowledge and theory only) and Licensed Aviation Maintenance Engineers.

Bordering on the northern boundary of the City of Salisbury Council is TAFE SA Elizabeth, offering training programs in automotive, information technology, community food services, children's services, business services, retail, engineering, metal fabrication, hair and beauty, vocational preparation and women's education.

Other educational institutions include more than 20 kindergartens and pre-schools, more than 30 primary schools, and 10 secondary schools.


Our city is a recognised national leader in a range of industries from defence, electronics and advanced technology and environmental endeavours as well as a centre for manufacturing plants, factories, distribution outlets and warehousing. The availability of quality land in Salisbury, both for residential and industrial purposes means Salisbury can support growth for businesses that locate here well into the future.

Our success in developing wetlands technology has seen Salisbury become a world leader in this field; while our diverse export economy is home to organisations including BAE Systems, Raytheon, Mayne Pharma, Michell Australia, SAAB Systems, Codan, Obella, Bickfords and Inghams Enterprises.

Salisbury is increasingly acknowledged as a good place to do business and employment opportunities are now available in everything from production line, retail, information technology and defence sciences. In addition to employment of semi-skilled workers, the area is increasingly providing opportunities in the industries of the future through the development of Technology Park, Mawson Lakes and the Edinburgh Park industrial development.

Visit Invest In Salisbury for more information.

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