District Council of Hall
South Australia
District Council of Hall is located in South Australia
District Council of Hall
District Council of Hall
Coordinates34°05′08″S 138°30′54″E / 34.08556°S 138.51500°E / -34.08556; 138.51500
Council seatHalbury
LGAs around District Council of Hall:
Blyth Clare
Upper Wakefield
Balaklava District Council of Hall Upper Wakefield
Balaklava Dalkey
Alma Plains

The District Council of Hall was a local government area in South Australia from 1878 to 1935.


The District Council of Hall was officially proclaimed on 14 November 1878 as constituting the entire Hundred of Hall.[1] It was divided into five wards:[1]

In 1911 a part of the western ward of Watchman's Plains was severed from the Hall council and annexed by the District Council of Balaklava.[2]

From 1930 to 1934, the local government commission appointed under the Local Government Areas Re-arrangement Act, 1929, had proposed several recommendations on amalgamating the district of Hall. Despite being consistently opposed by residents of Hall, the commission declared in 1934 that the Hall district would be amalgamated with the councils of Blyth and Balaklava. On 21 March 1935 it was promulgated that, effective 1 May 1935, the Hoyleton and Woodlands wards in the north would go to Blyth and be known there as the new ward of Hoyleton, and that the remainder would go to Balaklava and constitute the new wards of Halbury and Wakefield.[2][3]

Neighbouring local government

The following adjacent local government bodies co-existed with the Hall council:


  1. ^ a b "Proclamations" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. 1878 (53 ed.). Government of South Australia: 1389. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b Marsden, Susan (2012). "Local Government Association of South Australia: A History of South Australian Councils to 1936" (PDF). Meetings were held in the Hoyleton Hotel until Council Chambers were built by H Wenzel in Halbury, and the first meeting was held there on 2 March 1889.
  3. ^ "Local Government Areas (Re-Arrangement) Acts, 1929 and 1931" (PDF). South Australian Government Gazette. 1935 (13 ed.). Government of South Australia: 859-863. 21 March 1935. Retrieved 30 June 2017.