State Library of South Australia


The State Library has a comprehensive collection of maps of South Australia including; archival maps showing early exploration, published map series at state, regional, hundred and town level and a wide variety of single sheet maps of every category.

Coverage is also held for geographic areas of interest or relevance to South Australia and of mapping by South Australian producers.  This includes, for example, mapping of the Murray Darling basin  and mapping of areas of Europe from which the earliest settlement drew populations and areas in which Australia has fought wars.

Many South Australian maps may be viewed in .pdf format through the Library catalogue. The collection is being progressively digitised.

Find maps in the Library catalogue, select Mapping from the drop-down View entire collection box.

SA Government

Location SA Map Viewer - topographic, aerial photography, administrative, historical, includes SA gazetteer & some download options

Property Location Browser - land administration, real estate, includes SA gazettee - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

Naturemap - topographic, aerial photography, environmental, administrative, includes SA gazetteer

South Australian Resources Information Gateway - minerals, petroleum & geothermal geoscientific, historical plans database - 

WaterConnect - water resources, drill holes, river flows, ground/surface water

AgInsight South Australia - agricultural economics

Data SA - Datasets - open data, South Australian Government Data Directory

Mapland - includes: pastoral, local government, postcode, suburban, country, reserves topographic and adastral maps, bushwalking maps, Aerial photography and spatial/GIS data - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Map Finder - purchase maps online - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Development Plans - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure

SA Country Fire Service - CFS

Location SA - a portal of location services for government, business and the community 

SA Travel

South Australia Brochures and Maps - SA Tourism Commission

Travel planner & maps - RAA

Historic South Australia

South Australian Company maps: 1852-1883 - SA Memory

Taking it to the edge - SA Memory

'Zoomable' maps of South Australia - SA Memory 

D. Darian Smith historic photographs - aerial photography, Atkins Memory Bank

Australia wide

National map - Australian Government

Maps of Australia - topographical, Geoscience Australia

Place Name Search - Geoscience Australia

Australian Hydrographic Service - maritime charts, Department of Defence

Current federal electoral divisions - Australian Electoral Commission

Wilkins Tourist Maps - Peter Warren Wilkins 


NGA GEOnet Names Server - foreign placenames search, USA

National Geographic Map Machine -

Library of Congress Map Collection - USA

British Library Map Collection - UK

Ordnance Survey - mapping agency within the UK


Google maps

Google Earth (shows satellite photography, requires executable file to be downloaded to your computer)



David Rumsey Map Collection



Donate a map to the collection

Do you have a map you would like to donate?

Contact Collection Development via email or on phone (08) 8207 7257.

Do you have a suggestion for a map that we should acquire?

Make a suggestion online.

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