Mount Barker District Council


The Mount Barker District is located east of metropolitan Adelaide in the Mount Lofty Ranges. Covering an area of 597 square kilometres, the District is part of the region that is pursuing World Heritage Listing for its world class landscape and farming heritage.


The Mount Barker District is on the cusp of significant change. Population growth over the next 20 years will see the town of Mount Barker expand into a small city, the second biggest in South Australia behind the City of Adelaide. By 2035 the population of the district will be more than 50,000.


Only 30 minutes to the Adelaide CBD and not much further to Adelaide International Airport and the southern beaches, Mount Barker is taking liveability to a new level. With a world-class landscape, clean air and open space, wonderful eating and drinking opportunities and a diverse and welcoming community there is a positive and exciting future ahead for Mount Barker.