Tucked away in Adelaide’s north east, Payneham is a small neighbourhood that has a strong Italian and French heritage. Walkable streets lead to the bustling intersection of Payneham and Portrush Roads, which is where you will find Marden Shopping Mall teeming with every day necessities. For more variety Norwood and Stepney are only moments away.

The number of streets in Payneham may be few, but they were seemingly made for families with sturdy brick homes (many with heritage features), fenced in yards and wide footpaths. It’s the type of place where kids are out pedalling their bikes, and parents take a lot of pride in their homes and yards. Although it has a real suburban oasis feel about it, Payneham is only a short 15-minute drive away from the centre of Adelaide CBD and the vibrancy of Rundle Mall.

Just across Payneham Road is the ever-popular (especially during the warmer months) Payneham Swimming Pool and Library. With plenty of green space to spread out, this part of Payneham has a real community feel, bringing people together from surrounding neighbourhoods. Payneham is a place that likes to keep things on the down low, but locals know, that when they choose to, they can be among some of Adelaide’s most vibrant neighbourhoods within minutes.

Information current as of: June 2020.  Data sourced from realestate.com.au, Google Maps & Australian Bureau of Statistics, based on 2016 census data



4.8km North-east of Adelaide city centre.

Part of the City of Norwood Payneham St Peters.



Post Office opened.

Suburb was named by & after Samuel Payne.



Male 46% + Female 54%

Median age 37

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What the Locals Love

Great school zoning


Trinity Gardens Primary School


Norwood Morialta High School

Leafy & green

A quiet leafy suburb, Payneham has lots of great parks. The River Torrens is close by, for immersing yourself in nature and exploring along the banks of the river.


With frequent buses along Payneham Rd, a commute into the city is quick and easy. There’s also the option of the O’Bahn to travel into city.

Variety of housing

Payneham has a beautiful mix of old and new homes. There are many older large homes and cottages, mixed in with newer townhouses and courtyard homes.

This leads to a great mix of residents, and also allows some opportunity to snap up some affordable housing.

Oval & Courts

The Payneham Oval vicinity is currently under development to include six new tennis courts. The oval and playground facilities have been recently completed.

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