Mount Barker District Council
Greetings from Mount Barker District Council, a beautiful region nestled within the heart of the Mount Lofty Ranges and a short drive up the South Eastern Freeway from the City of Adelaide.
The district’s close proximity to Adelaide and its attractive natural environment has also contributed to the area’s popularity, which now sees it as one of the fastest growing regions in the state with the town of Mount Barker set to be the second biggest city outside of Adelaide.
The district offers the best of urban and rural living in a setting where residents and visitors can enjoy clean air, open spaces and natural beauty.
The culture of the district is heavily influenced by its rural past and Council looks to ensure that farming remains a strong part of the region’s future. Characterised by a clean, green environment the district offers much in the way of premium food and wine, agriculture, tourism and hospitality.
Mount Barker’s economy is under-pinned by strong industry sectors including retail, tourism and hospitality, health, retirement and aged care, food value adding, creativity and the arts and education and training.
Mount Barker is also home to the township of Hahndorf – the 7th most visited town in Australia. Hahndorf is considered the jewel of the Adelaide Hills and one of the state’s most popular towns offering the visitor an array of eateries, gift shops, clothing, leather goods, crafts and galleries. With its unique village feel, Hahndorf is also increasingly acknowledged for its modern and chic atmosphere and is a trendy place to wine and dine.