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.

Housing in Adelaide

As Adelaide grows, the council and town planners are turning to high density living to provide housing in suitable locations. High density means building on smaller blocks of land, or building up. Examples of strata living include free standing dwellings in a gated community, duplexes, apartments and townhouses. Approximately 20% of DHA properties in Adelaide are part of a strata plan.

If you are new to strata living, please consider the by-laws and/or house rules that are available against the property in Online Services, and DHA's need to comply with legislation when deciding if a property is right for you.

SA Public Holidays

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

2020 Annual Review of ADF Accommodation assistance and contributions

The outcome of the annual review of ADF members’ accommodation assistance and contributions is anticipated to be reflected in members’ salaries during February 2020.

Members may see an increase or decrease in their Defence accommodation related contributions and allowances for Service Residences, Living-in accommodation, Rent allowance, meal allowance and other allowances and charges.

Members will be notified of any changes prior to their salary changing through a range of Service notification channels including Service Newspapers, Defgram and Signal.

Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Mr Derek Cox, acknowledged the importance of this annual review.

“Defence undertakes the annual review to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with ADF members on a 50/50 basis is met each year,” Mr Cox said.

These annual changes to contributions and charges are based on movement in the broader rental market, Consumer Price Index and national average meal costs.

Members with questions about the annual review of accommodation assistance and contributions should speak to their chain of command or visit the Pay and Conditions Manual (PACMAN).


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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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