Local Government Areas

Dataset Number42
Dataset TitleLocal Government Areas
CustodianData Authority: Department for Infrastructure and Transport
Data Provider: Location SA


DescriptionThis dataset records the location and extent of the local government areas within South Australia and their relationship to the Cadastre. Local Government Areas are an administrative theme to the Digital Cadastral DataBase (DCDB). Local Government Areas are under the control of local governing bodies. The Local Government Authority defines the Local Government Areas.
UsageUsed to spatially define gazetted Local Government boundaries. Can be used as a reference, backdrop or as a selection set, providing target data is not cadastrally defined.

Data Quality

LineageCaptured from the digitsing of the Local Government Ward or Area boundaries. If Wards exist, they are merget INTO the local government areas to create the outer boundary polygon, then amalgamated INTO the County areas.
CompletenessFull coverage
Positional AccuracyIn line with the underlying parcel cadastre, road centreline or topographic data

Geographic Extent

Extent NameSouth Australia
Min Easting or Longitude129
Min Northing or Latitude-38.25
Max Easting or Longitude141
Max Northing or Latitude-26

Dataset Status

Initially Acquired01-MAR-1996
Last UpdatedCURRENT
Update FrequencyAs required
Maintenance MethodLocal Government boundaries are updated when required through notification in the Government Gazette or spatial improvement of the cadastre.
Digital data is supplied to clients on request subject to the conditions defined in associated data use agreements. Digital data is provided for non-commercial use at cost of transfer (i.e. to State and Local Government clients).
LicenseingCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
Polygon Attribute TableLGA_Type CharacterType of LGA
Polygon Attribute TableAbbName CharacterAbbreviated Name of LGA
Polygon Attribute TableLGA CharacterName of the Local Government Area

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment for Infrastructure and Transport
Postal Address77 Grenfell Street