The Town of Gawler is a community of over 19,000 people located 40 km north of Adelaide and adjacent to the Barossa Valley. Gawler provides its residents with the benefits of country living, town services and easy access to large city facilities while residing in an area combining heritage and modern amenities.
Gawler has a number of interrelated legacies that distinguish it from many urban centres in South Australia - its original Town Planner, Colonel William Light; complex topography; and pioneers of vision and enterprise, which fortuitously coincided with, several periods of significant economic prosperity.
Planning and Building
SA's Planning System is established by the South Australian Parliament through the Development Act (1993). In lay terms, it is a State system, not a Council system.
Development is defined within the Act & can include (among other things), building work, a change in the use of land, any work affecting a State Heritage Place, any works affecting a significant tree, or the division of an allotment.
Building Work is defined within the Act and means work or activity in the nature of:
- Construction, demolition or removal of a building
- Filling or excavating for the construction, demolition or removal of a building
- Any other prescribed work or activity
Gawler Swimming Centre
Gawler Swimming Centre is located on Victoria Terrace, Gawler. With its surrounds of lawns and native trees it is the perfect location for all your swimming needs. Our qualified staff will ensure the time you spend at the Swimming Centre will be safe and enjoyable. With shades over all of our pools you can relax whilst leaving your children to play.
Swimming Lessons (Terms 1 & 4):
Monday to Wednesday 3:30pm - 6pm Saturday 8:30am - 12pm. We offer a program of excellent quality swimming lessons for children and toddlers, conducted by qualified and attentive instructors.
The Gawler Visitor Information Centre attracts approximately 2,500 visitors per month. It's ideally located within the township with handy parking adjacent to the building. We provide information on things to do, and places to stay, local history and more to ensure you enjoy your time in Gawler to the fullest - either as a resident or visitor.
We can assist with accommodation and tour bookings throughout the State. The purchase of Greyhound, Premier Stateliner and Yorke Peninsula passenger tickets can be made along with freight services within the State. We can even assist with your holiday within our State including Kangaroo Island!