Bedford Park, South Australia
Southern expressway entrance, bedford pk.jpg

Southern Expressway entrance at Bedford Park, before it was made into a two way road

City Adelaide
State sa
Lga City of Marion
City of Mitcham
Postcode 5044
Pop 1,836
Pop year 2016
stategov Davenport
fedgov Boothby
near-nw Mitchell Park
near-n Clovelly Park
near-ne St Marys
near-w Sturt
near-e Eden Hills
near-s Flagstaff Hill
near-sw Darlington
near-se Bellevue Heights
dist1 10
location1 Adelaide CBD

Bedford Park is a southern suburb of Adelaide in South Australia.

The Hancock family established a homestead and farm at the foot of the Adelaide Hills in the mid 19th century. A family name from an earlier generation lent its name to the property of Bedford which was later changed to Bedford Park. In 1917, 400 acres (1.6 km2) of the property was purchased by the South Australian Government and a tuberculosis sanatorium was built. Initially housing World War I soldiers the sanatorium was expanded until, by 1924, it had 74 beds and was a self-supporting farm with pigs, chickens, orchards and grain production.[1] The sanatorium was demolished and Flinders University built in its place in the 1960s.

Burbank Post Office opened on 26 September 1961 and was renamed Bedford Park in 1966, before closing in 1980.

Bedford Park is the home of Flinders University and the Flinders Medical Centre. The greater part of the suburb lies within the City of Mitcham, but the north west corner lies within the City of Marion where the Warriparinga wetlands and Living Kaurna Cultural Centre are located beside the Sturt River.

The suburb is also split across the state electorates of Mitchell and Davenport. It is in the federal Division of Boothby.


In the 2016 Census, there were 1,836 people in Bedford Park. 46.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were China 6.7% and Indonesia 5.5%. 50.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 10.6% and Indonesian 5.6%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 38.1%, Catholic 15.1% and Islam 8.6%.

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Suburbs of the City of Marion
Ascot Park | Bedford Park | Clovelly Park | Darlington | Dover Gardens | Edwardstown | Glandore | Glengowrie | Hallett Cove | Marino | Marion | Mitchell Park | Morphettville | O'Halloran Hill | Oaklands Park | Park Holme | Plympton Park | Seacliff Park | Seacombe Gardens | Seacombe Heights | Seaview Downs | Sheidow Park | South Plympton | Sturt | Trott Park | Warradale
Suburbs of the City of Mitcham
Bedford Park | Belair | Bellevue Heights | Blackwood | Brown Hill Creek | Clapham | Clarence Gardens | Colonel Light Gardens | Coromandel Valley | Crafers West (part) | Craigburn Farm | Cumberland Park | Daw Park | Eden Hills |Glenalta | Hawthorn | Hawthorndene | Kingswood | Leawood Gardens | Lower Mitcham | Lynton | Melrose Park | Mitcham | Netherby | Panorama | Pasadena | Springfield | St Marys | Torrens Park | Upper Sturt | Urrbrae | Westbourne Park
  1. Gunton, Eric (November 1986). . Self Published.