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Strathalbyn’s central location makes it the perfect spot for easy living –

  • it’s an easy 45 minute commute to Adelaide,
  • just 20 minutes from Mount Barker,
  • 30 minutes from Murray Bridge,  and
  • 10 minutes from the Langhorne Creek Wine Region.

The coastal towns of Goolwa, Port Elliot and Middleton are also just a short drive away.

The convenient location of Strathalbyn, combined with its heritage buildings and village atmosphere, make it a popular choice for modern living.  It’s no wonder Strathalbyn has been recently voted as the seventh best tree-change destination in Australia by the New Daily.

The beauty and convenience of Strathalbyn has enticed many artists, boutique food manufacturers and designers to call Strathalbyn home. Plus it was one of the first towns in South Australia to be connected to the NBN, so working from home is a viable option.

Living options are plentiful – you can choose from substantial heritage residences on generous allotments, quaint historic cottages, modern housing estates, conveniently located units, dedicated dwelling & horse training properties and rural living opportunities. Our local real estate agents are perfectly located to help you find your dream home.

There is a choice of public and private education in Strathalbyn, either at Eastern Fleurieu School or Tyndale Christian School, as well as many educational facilities in Mount Barker.


Strathalbyn has a centrally-located swimming pool complex, a state of the art Skate Park adjacent to North Parade, DSC_2894and a dirt go-kart racing track and model aircraft flying field located on the fringe of the township. The Angas River walking trail is also popular with both residents and visitors.

If you are new to Strathalbyn, volunteering can be a great way to become quickly involved in the community. From a business perspective, it also makes good sense to demonstrate your willingness to contribute and commit to the local community in a broader capacity.

Strathalbyn is located in the Alexandrina Council local government area (LGA).

Statistical Profile

  • The 2011 Census shows Strathalbyn with a population of 5,292 and a median age of 42.
  • In the broader Strathalbyn district (Statistical Area Level 2), there were 6,454 people at the time of the 2011 Census.
  • In 2011, Strathalbyn was the second largest township in the Alexandrina Council LGA, just behind the township of Goolwa (5,375 persons).
  • Strathalbyn has grown steadily, and has appeared several times in the top ten growth areas in regional South Australia in the last decade (ABS 3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia).
  • The Strathalbyn Town Plan (2014) contains town-based statistics, recommendations for future design considerations and potential growth areas.  The Council, working with the Strathalbyn Community Advisory Panel, is currently reviewing  the Plan.
  • The Strathalbyn and District Population Forecast for the year 2015 is 7,266 persons.  By the year 2036, the population is estimated to reach 10,882 persons.  (The district boundaries in this forecast, include land extending to Paris Creek and encompassing the settlements of Ashbourne and Willyaroo).
  • Strathalbyn and Goolwa are the most popular areas for new dwelling approvals in the Alexandrina Council LGA. Between the period January 2006 and December 2014, Strathalbyn recorded the highest number of dwelling approvals (759) in the LGA.

Community Organisations