City Overview

The capital City of Adelaide in South Australia is enveloped by 70 kilometres of stunning coastline on the west and beautiful hills on the east.  With a population of over 1 million, Adelaide has earned the title of the fifth most liveable city in the world. Offering a Mediterranean climate and the lowest house prices of any other Australian city it is fast becoming a central hub of affordable and comfortable living. The city is a popular location for holiday makers and tourists with its laid back lifestyle and its reputation as the wine and festival capital of Australia.

Borossa Valley

Barossa Valley picture courtesy of Flickr Kyle Talyor

The city of Adelaide offers an abundance of shopping experiences and colourful cafes, restaurants and bars creating a friendly, vibrant atmosphere that leaves you wanting more.

Adelaide flaunts an impressive line up of festivals and cultural events such as the annual Adelaide Festival that brings together an exceptional infusion of leading global artists, musicians and writers.  For avid movie buffs there is the Adelaide Movie Festival and for those wine connoisseurs and food lovers there is Cellar Door Fest that offers a unique insight into the 180 wineries, distilleries and food producers in South Australia.

Adelaide offers a range of recreational and sports activities with a vast range of  swimming and sporting clubs.  For devoted sports fans there are major world sports events such as the World Tennis Challenge, Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar Challenge and the Australian International Equestrian three day event.

Clipsal 500

Clipsal 500 Wakefield St Turn picture courtesy of Tim Phillips

There are many transport options available to get around Adelaide, using buses, trains, taxis and trams. Adelaide Metro offers free public transport within the city.


Fun facts and trivia about Adelaide

•   Adelaide is also known as the ’20 minutes’ city as any location in the city including city centre, beaches and airports can be reached within 20 minutes.
•   Sir Donald Bradman, Australia’s greatest cricketer resided in Adelaide.
•   Adelaide is a city of great significance in law reform as it was the first Australian city to abolish capital punishment, racial and sexual discrimination, the first in allowing women to vote and the first to acknowledge the land rights of Aboriginals.
•   Adelaide was the first city where nude swimming was legalised.
•   In 1906 the first motor vehicle licence was issued in Adelaide.
•   Adelaide houses the biggest Cinema complex located in the southern hemisphere which has 26 screens.
•   In 1976, Sir Douglas Nicholls became Australia’s first Indigenous State Governor of South Australia.

Sir Douglas Nicholls 

Sir Douglas Nicholls

Weather in Adelaide
Adelaide is known to have the most arid weather and lowest humidity levels than that of any other Australian city producing the moderate winters and dry, balmy summers.  Daily temperatures in winter average 2C but in summer average 29C generating an extreme rating so the use of sun protection between the months of December and February highly advised.

Summer: December - Feb
Average: 29C

Autumn: March – May
Average: 23C

Winter: June – August
Average: 16C

Spring: September – November
Average: 22C


Tourism Australia


Adelaide’s sustainable economy and affordable property market continue to hold its status as one of Australia’s pivotal business locations. It upholds its reputation for being a laid back contemporary city offering easy access to transport, education and health care earning its place as one of the best 10 places to live in the world.  Surrounded by beautiful coastlines and breathtaking scenic routes, it is establishing itself as a leader in affordable city living.

Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful vineyards, which produce some of the best wine and cheese in the country.  In terms of cost to businesses in the fields of labour, commercial rent, tax transport and utilities Adelaide has been rated as the ultimate cost competitive city by KPMG.

Adelaide City is divided into a mix of precincts such as Hutt Street, East End, West End and the Research and Medical Precinct which each have a distinguished commercial patron base and its own unique ambience.  Everything is located mostly within an arms throw of the CBD and provides a blend of commercial businesses amongst an amazing selection of delectable foods, contemporary shopping and art and recreation facilities.  Adelaide Airport offers domestic and international flights making travel convenient. 


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City of Adelaide

Removalists in Adelaide

Moving can be an exciting yet stressful event and trying to find the best removalists with reasonable rates and professional attitudes can heighten the stress factor. We have provided a list below of a number of professionals to help in the Adelaide area:

ABADA Removals

Budget Furniture Removalists

Moving your business to Adelaide

Adelaide is fast becoming a leader in business operations around the world and was named the most cost efficient city in the Asia Pacific in 2016 to do business in than any other Australian city.  Adelaide has a vast range of support networks to guide and assist in relocating or starting a new business. Workshops, training and business advisory services are available to support businesses of all types macro or micro. For additional information and links to support programs see:

City of Adelaide City Business

Newcomers Network

Invest Adelaide

Top Community Services in Adelaide

There is a wide range of community services, government and non-government in Adelaide that offer support and services to adults and families in regards to jobs, housing and accommodation, ageing and disability, youth and child care, domestic violence, family assistance and general information and advice for residents. For a comprehensive list of not for profit and Government departments:

SA Community

Yelp Top Ten Not For Profit

Aged Care Online

Adelaide is comprised of 440 schools public and private, which provides for early childhood, primary and high school students and has a high academic record of achievement.  Tertiary education is available at TAFE South Australia, University of Adelaide, Flinders University, Torrens University and Elder Conservatorium of Music.  For a comprehensive list of schools and educational offerings check out the following links:

Department of Education and Child Development South Australia

Study Adelaide

Expat Arrivals

The University of Adelaide

Getting Around

Public transport, buses, trains and taxis:

South Australia Travel and Transport

Adelaide Metro

Yellow Cabs

City Sightseeing

Adelaide Sightseeing


Adelaide picture courtesy of Andy Watson




Jobs SA

Adelaide News

The Advertiser


Q: How many locations do you have in Adelaide?

A: We have seven convenient storage locations in Adelaide for you to choose the location nearest to you. Check a location here.

Q: I need storage I can access 24 hours?

A: All our centres in Adelaide have 24 hours, 7 day a week access. Using your own personal 4 or 6 digit PIN number.

Q: I am looking for storage that has undercover loading areas?

A: Kennards Self Storage Thebarton, Klemzig, Panorama and Seaford Meadows all have undercover loading and unloading areas.

Q: I want to cellar my wine in a temperature-controlled cellar; do you have this in anywhere in Adelaide?

A: Kennards Self Storage Thebarton has private lock up temperature-controlled wine cellars for rent to store your precious wine. With cellars ranging in size from 12 cases to 400+. Access is 24/7 you’ll never get caught out when entertaining.

Q: I have a gun that needs to be stored away from my home in a gun safe?

A: Kennards Self Storage Panorama rent lockers for Guns. These gun storage spaces are compliant, individually alarmed, and our properties are equipped with digital CCTV systems. The cameras are placed strategically though out our properties. Our Small gun lockers can hold up to three rifles and our larger gun lockers up to five rifles.

Q: I am trying to find a small deposit box in Adelaide, and do not want to go to a Bank to hire one?

A: Our Thebarton storage centre provides Personal Deposit Boxes for rent; small, medium and large. Perfect for storing important documents and effects away from the home or when travelling or in shared accommodation for peace of mind.

Q: Am I able to buy boxes and packing materials for moving & storing at all your centres?

A: Every single Kennards Self Storage centre has a Mega Box Shop for all your packing, moving and storing needs. Also, you do not have to store with us to take advantage of our Box Shop. Our boxes are superior quality at affordable prices.

Buy ten or more boxes and receive a 20% discount, yes you can mix & match great value. You can also return your used boxes to any Kennards store and receive money back…more value.

You can also take advantage of our click & collect or delivery service through our Online Box Shop.

Q: How much does storage cost in Adelaide?

A: Storage rent is generally paid monthly in advance, storage costs may vary depending on the size and location of the storage space. It's important to choose the right size space for your storage needs so you are not paying for extra space you don't need. Some storage companies may charge additional fees for administration and cleaning in addition to storage rent. At Kennards there are no hidden fees or charges, just one monthly rental amount. We like to call this our "Fair Go Pricing".

You can often save on your storage costs by paying in advance. At Kennards Self Storage we offer discounts of 5% for payments made 6 or 12 months in advance. 

You can obtain a Quote, Reserve a storage space or even rent a space quickly and easily online, obligation free without penalty. You don't like the space we change it or your money back. That's our Fair Go pledge.

Q: I am travelling on a working holiday and need somewhere to store my stuff?

A: Need somewhere to store your stuff while you travel? Our Adelaide Storage centre is perfect, located next to Adelaide Airport. We have spaces available from one cubic metre Lockers and everything above. No lock in period, only pay for the time you store, and we refund all unused rent. With 24hr access this is the perfect “completely flexible” solution for someone on the move.

Q: I am looking for a storage centre that I can run my business from?

A: You can use self storage to compliment your business, power and lighting is or can be made available. Access to free wi-fi, conference room and kitchenette facilities. Unlike a warehouse, there are no legals, no bond and no lock in period making your business storage flexible. Downsize or upsize or move out of your space when you want without penalty. Perfect for start-ups, small businesses or large businesses who like to be nimble and cost efficient.

Q: Can I hire a moving trailer at your centres in Adelaide?

A: Yes you can, every centre has a moving trailer free to use when you move in. All our trailers are covered with a canopy to protect your goods from the weather while moving.

Q: What size storage space do I Need?

A: Size does matter! You don't want to be paying for more space than you really need. You can speak to one of our trained storage professionals. They can help determine the right storage space for you by asking questions about your storage needs. Or you can use our Space Estimator to help you choose the size of your storage space. And if on the day it's not right we can change it!

Q: Do you have storage units I can drive up too?

A: Yes, we have many drive up spaces at each storage location in Adelaide. They are popular, so you need to get in quick.  Find your location and space.