Mount Barker is a rapidly expanding city located 30km east of Adelaide, South Australia and is the largest town in the Adelaide Hills.
Thanks to its proximity to Adelaide, many Mount Barker residents choose to live in the ‘country’ and commute daily to the CBD.
The area is characterised by picturesque countryside, bustling townships and sleepy hamlets. Mount Barker is part of the Mount Lofty Ranges.
The town is the administrative centre of the District Council of Mount Barker and offers ample shopping and recreational facilities. It services an expansive agricultural area where there has been successful diversification into viticulture.
There is a police station, Country Fire Service (CFS) station, the Adelaide Hills State Emergency Service (SES) centre, an ambulance station and daily bus services to Adelaide.
Mount Barker has a public hospital and other medical facilities, with more comprehensive services throughout the city.
There are two public primary schools, 2 private primary schools, 1 public high school and two private colleges.
Nearby townships/localities include Nairne, Kanmantoo, Callington, Wistow and Hahndorf.