Gawler Place, Adelaide

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Gawler Place
South Australia
General information
Type Street
Length 800 m (0.5 mi)[1]
Major junctions
North end North Terrace
South end Wakefield Street
LGA(s) City of Adelaide

Gawler Place is a major laneway in the city centre of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. It extends from North Terrace to Wakefield Street, approximately midway between King William Street and Pulteney Street.

As Rundle Mall is a pedestrian mall, driving across it on Gawler Place is not permitted. Between North Terrace and Rundle Mall, Gawler Place permits two-way traffic, with access to a multi-storey car park, and a taxi rank near Rundle Mall. Similarly, it is two-way between Rundle Mall and Grenfell Street, but is quite constricted. South of Grenfell Street, Gawler Place is one-way, for northbound vehicles only.


Prior to 1904, the lanes that now make up Gawler Place included Rundle Place (North Terrace to Rundle Street), Gawler Place (Rundle to Grenfell Street) and Freeman Street (Grenfell to Wakefield Street),[2] as well as Gawler Place.[3]


The Adelaide City Council is proposing to upgrade Gawler Place commencing in early 2018.[4][5]


Claridge House

There are a number of historic buildings situated on Gawler Place including Gawler Chambers (188 North Terrace, corner of North Terrace and Gawler Pl),[6][7][8] the Oriental Hotel (42-50 Gawler Pl),[9][10] (former) Claridge House (52-56 Gawler Pl),[11] and the Allan's Building (58-60 Gawler Pl).[12]

Kintore Avenue

Gawler Place continues north of North Terrace as Kintore Avenue downhill between the State Library of South Australia and University of Adelaide on the east and National War Memorial, Government House and Torrens Parade Ground on the west to Victoria Drive next to the Torrens Lake. Kintore Avenue is wide enough for a full lane of traffic plus footpaths and car parking on each side. Gawler Place itself is not as wide.


Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Adelaide city centre −0.45 −0.28 Victoria Drive as Kintore Avenue
0.0 0.0 North Terrace
0.15 0.093 Rundle Mall
0.30 0.19 Grenfell Street
0.45 0.28 Pirie Street
0.60 0.37 Flinders Street
0.80 0.50 Wakefield Street
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Google (12 July 2017). "Gawler Place, Adelaide" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  2. ^ South Australia. Surveyor-General's Office.; Vaughan, A. (1895). City of Adelaide and park lands, 1895 (Map). Surveyor General's Office. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  3. ^ "GAWLER PLACE". The Register (Adelaide). LXIX, (17, 853). South Australia. 2 February 1904. p. 4. Retrieved 12 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Gawler Place Upgrade". City of Adelaide. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  5. ^ Erin Jones (9 June 2016). "How $7.8m would transform for Adelaide's Gawler Place: Artist's impression of revamp is released". The Advertiser (Adelaide Now). Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Place Details: Gawler Chambers, 188 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, Australia". Department of the Environment and Energy. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  7. ^ Development Assessment Commission (22 May 2012). "Gawler Chambers building, North Terrace of Adelaide". ABC. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  8. ^ Rebecca Vartto. "SA Historical Archaeology Database - Assignment Detail Page: Project Title: Archival research into Gawler Chambers, 188 North Terrace, Adelaide". Flinders University. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Oriental Hotel (now Walsh Building)". National Trust of South Australia. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  10. ^ "South Eastern Corner of Rundle Street and Gawler Place, Adelaide [B 9808] Photograph". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Gawler Place, Adelaide (B 4839) Photograph". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Shops at 58-60 Gawler Place". National Trust of South Australia. Retrieved 14 July 2017.

External links

  • State Library of South Australia collection of Gawler Place photographs
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