Government Towns

Dataset Number842
Dataset TitleGovernment Towns
CustodianData Authority: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Data Provider: Location SA


DescriptionThe Government Towns layer is a data set that reflects the official boundaries of Government Towns in South Australia as defined by the Crown Land Management Act, 2009 or preceding Acts. The polygons are based on the existing cadastral data that defines the boundaries.
UsageProvide the spatial extent of all government towns established or proclaimed under the Crown Land Management Act, 2009 or preceding Acts in South Australia.

Data Quality

LineageCaptured from the digitsing of the Government Town boundaries
CompletenessFull coverage
Positional AccuracyIn line with the underlying parcel cadastre.

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-FEB-1993
Last UpdatedCURRENT
Update FrequencyAs required
Maintenance MethodAltered as required in relation to the underlying parcel cadastre. Altered as a result of a proclamationan of a new town or to amend an existing boundary.
AusGOALCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
Primary TableTown CharacterGovernment Town Name as gazetted - currently may be more than one polygon for the same Government Town (ie can be non-contiguous parts - but could be shown as one polygon)
Primary TableTown Number CharacterCurrently all recorded as <Null> (LOTS records Town Numbers of 6 digits - which comprise of 4 digit Hundred code and 2 digits for number allocated to Towns within that Hundred)

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Land Boundaries
Postal Address101 Grenfell Street