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Adelaide Terrace

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Type  Road
Major suburbs  East Perth, Perth
Adelaide Terrace
East end  The Causeway (State Route 5) Riverside Drive (State Route 5) Hay Street
West end  Victoria Avenue St Georges Terrace

Adelaide Terrace is a major arterial road through the central business district of Perth, Western Australia. It runs parallel to the Swan River, linking St Georges Terrace with The Causeway.


Map of Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

Route description

Adelaide Terrace's eastern end is at The Causeway, adjacent to the Swan River. It travels in a west-north-westerly, intersecting perpendicular roads in Perth's grid plan, which are spaced 300 to 400 metres (980 to 1,310 ft) apart. All intersections are traffic light controlled, except for a couple of minor streets. The road's western end joins onto St Georges Terrace, at an intersection with Victoria Avenue.


Adelaide Terrace has existed since the 1830s. It is named after Queen Adelaide, consort of King William IV, who reigned from 1830-1837.

In the late nineteenth century, the southern side was lined by houses and properties of wealthy and powerful people in Western Australia of the time – and it earned the reputation of being the location of some of John Horgan's six hungry families.

By the late twentieth century, there were only a couple of houses from the nineteenth century remaining in the full length of the road.

Major intersections

All major intersections are traffic light controlled.

  • The Causeway (State Route 5) south-east / Riverside Drive (State Route 5) south-west / Hay Street north-east. Traffic light controlled teardrop roundabout: No access from Hay Street, no access to Riverside Drive.
  • Plain Street (State Route 65)
  • Bennet Street
  • Hill Street
  • Victoria Avenue / St Georges Terrace
  • References

    Adelaide Terrace Wikipedia

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