Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Summertown SA


Postcode: 5141

Summertown is a town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. It shares a boundary with Uraidla and it is hard to tell where one town ends and the other begins.

Although technically ending along Greenhill Road directly at the Police House, further on is Summertown’s Elderly Home, giving further confusion to the actual placement of the town’s borders.

Summertown was originally conceived as a retreat from the hot temperatures of summer months for the populace of Adelaide [2] (hence Summer Town), this is still the case today with a variety of Bed and Breakfast style accommodations located throughout the area.

Whilst Summertown retains the spiritual aspect of the two towns with the local Uniting Church, Uraidla has the honour of being the residence of the local pub.

The town also boasts its own netball/tennis courts located at the Tregarthen recreational reserve, as well as a general store, bottle shop, institute and the district Country Fire Service station protecting the Uraidla and Summertown community from fire.

The closest school to Summertown is Uraidla Primary, which teaches from Reception to Year 7. Located on Kidney Street in Uraidla it is a short walk or ride from anywhere in Summertown.