City of Adelaide's Council, budget and annual reports, its history and city archives, along with research, policies and participation in public consultations.
Creating a City of Opportunity
The City of Adelaide has a justified reputation as a clean, attractive and accessible city centre. It takes great pride in its distinctive character and Park Lands.
Adelaide has a strong tradition of social reform and has highly regarded educational and medical institutions, a vigorous arts sector and internationally renowned festivals and events.
How Council Works
Local Government is one of three spheres of government in Australia, namely Local, State and Commonwealth.
Local Government councils have considerable discretion in exercising their powers and responsibilities, and in planning for the specific and diverse needs of their local communities.
Councils are well placed to understand the views and needs of the local community and to influence the sort of place the Council area will be.
Currently, Local Government in SA is made up of 68 councils covering metropolitan Adelaide and the more densely populated country areas.
For more information, see the Local Government Association website:
Adelaide City Council undertakes research on a wide range of topics to assist in understanding the complex dynamics of a modern city.
Our Research team can also provide custom analysis upon request.