Welcome to Adelaide

Adelaide is a coastal city with a population of 1.3 million, situated between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Gulf of St Vincent. Adelaide is undergoing a rapid transformation with a budding small-bar scene, world-class art and music, and a festival calendar to rival that of any other Australian city. Discover its laneway secrets, take in the stunning flora at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, experience the famous wineries and find delicious treats around every bend.

Suburbs of Adelaide

The Adelaide CBD is surrounded by beaches to the west, and hills to the east no more than 30 minutes’ drive away. If you are posted to Woodside to the south of Adelaide, Mt Barker and surrounding areas offer you the chance to live in pristine natural surroundings in the hills, surrounded by trees and local fauna. South Australia is also home to a number of renowned wine regions such as Barossa Valley to the north, and McLaren Vale to the south.

SA Public Holidays

Click here to see the public holidays observed in SA during 2019.

Housing assistance review

The annual review of housing assistance for 2019 has been completed by the Department of Defence, with the new rates now published in Online Services. The annual review of service residence and rental allowance contributions involved assessing the national average rent for Defence houses in each rent band, which has resulted in contributions being recalculated based on actual rent changes.

Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Derek Cox said providing housing assistance to ADF members was a longstanding policy. "The annual review is undertaken to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with members on a 50/50 basis is met each year," Mr Cox said. "The rent band method offers transparency for calculating contribution increases based on actual rental increases rather than forecasts."

Member contributions for living-in accommodation will be adjusted in line with the September 2018 rents and utilities subcomponents of the consumer price index. Casual meal rates and the fortnightly meal contribution will also be reviewed to ensure any revised rates are based on the reasonable recovery of actual national average costs incurred by Defence in providing meals.

The new rates will be reflected in members' salaries in February 2019.


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Approximately 1.295 million.
Sourced from www.abs.gov.au

Major Attractions

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Glenelg Tram, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Zoo, South Australian Museum, Monarto Zoo, Handorf, Waterfall Gully, Himeji Garden, Barossa Valley, McLaren Valley Clare Valley wine regions, Clipsal 500, Fringe Festival

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