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The City of Marion is a local government area in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.
It is one of the state’s larger metropolitan councils and is located 10km south of Adelaide stretching from the Glenelg tramline in Glandore to the coastal suburb of Hallett Cove.
Covering an area of about 55 km sq, the city has a population of approximately 85,000 residents and features 7km of coastline.
Marion's population is showing healthy growth, due in part to overseas migration which welcomes newcomers from countries such as the United Kingdom, India, China, the Philippines, the eastern countries of Africa and many others.
Being only a 20 minute drive to the southwest of Adelaide, the City of Marion offers easy access to a mix of ecological, cultural, sporting, leisure and shopping experiences. All this against a backdrop of hills, open space and the coast!
The map also features a range of QR codes, which can be scanned to provide visitors with information on the City of Marion website to enhance the visitor experience.
Download our Tourist Map for visiting Marion:
City of Marion Tourist Map(1196 kb)
Where to stay:
The Marion region provides a variety of accommodation options centrally located to Westfield Marion Shopping Complex, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, southern beaches and Allan Scott Park (Morphetteville) Racecourse.
Some of the accommodation options include:
Comfort Inn on Marion
1274 South Road
Clovelly Park SA 5043
Phone: (61) 8 8276 8099
Tonsley Hotel website
Marion Holiday Park
Maid of Auckland Hotel
926 South Road
Edwardstown SA 5039
Phone: (61) 8 8293 1641
Maid of Auckland Hotel website
Morphett Arms Hotel
City of Marion is home to popular venues including:
Living Kaurna Cultural Centre
Set in the Warriparinga Wetlands and offering indigenous and environmental education programs, events and cultural performances.
Marion Cultural Centre
Includes a theatre, meeting rooms, art gallery, café, foyer, plaza, art gallery and a library.
Westfield Marion Shopping Centre
The largest shopping centre in South Australia.
Marion Outdoor Swimming Centre
A premier open air swimming facility set in grassed and shady grounds and located in the heart of Marion, offering summertime fun and relaxation for everyone.
SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre
A world-class aquatic and recreation facility for athletes, swimming clubs and casual swimmers.
Marion Coastal Walking Trail
Extends 7.2 km from Marino in the north, to Hallett Headland Reserve in the south with rugged cliffs, small coves and a rocky coast.
Southern Marion’s Historic Hills
This heritage drive gives an idea of the natural history and development of the southern section of Marion from Marino to Hallett Cove.
The historic heart of the City of Marion with a unique history and lots to see.
Sturt River Linear Park
A shared use trail that meanders along the Sturt River past historic buildings, significant fauna and environmental sites, as well as important local features.
Home to the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga is a unique site in the heart of Marion with significant Kaurna, European and environmental features.
A new wetland will form the centrepiece of the new reserve, nestled amongst the existing magnificent gum trees that grace the site.
Marion Library Service
Consisting of three branches and offering a range of services and facilities to the City of Marion community, as well as visitors to the area.
Four neighbourhood centres offering a wide range of activities to enjoy for people of all ages, as well as a great place to have fun, meet people and learn something new.
Parks and Playgrounds
Many reserves which feature playgrounds, picnic tables, benches, shelters, free push button BBQs, as well as tennis and basketball court facilities.
Cove Youth Service
A local youth service for young people who live, work or play in the Hallett Cove, Trott Park and Sheidow Park areas.
The Events Calendar lists a variety of events that take place in the City of Marion. Browse what events take place each day or search for a specific event according to your interests.
A wide range of shopping facilities is on offer in the City of Marion offering a range of shops and entertainment facilities.
From the larger shopping centres such as Westfield Marion and Castle Plaza at Edwardstown, to the smaller centres such as Parkholme and Hallett Cove, all of these centres provide both residents and visitors to the region with a variety of choices and shopping experiences.
Some of the shopping centres in the City of Marion include:
Westfield Marion Shopping complex
297 Diagonal Road
Oaklands Park SA 5046
Westfield Marion website
Hallett Cove Shopping
246 Lonsdale Road
Hallett Cove SA 5158
Hallett Cove Shopping Centre website
992 South Road
Edwardstown SA 5039
Castle Plaza website
Park Holme Shopping Centre
319 Oaklands Road
Park Holme SA 5043
Public Transport is one of the easiest and most cost effective methods of getting around the City of Marion.
Ticketing is standardised across the bus, train and tram systems with single, multi and day tip tickets available.
Tickets can be purchased on-board trams, trains and buses through please note that driver only carry limited change. Tickets can also be purchased from most newsagents and information centres.