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South Australia
Bridge over the Broughton River immediately north of Redhill township
Redhill is located in South Australia
Coordinates33°32′0″S 138°13′0″E / 33.53333°S 138.21667°E / -33.53333; 138.21667
Population217 (2006 census)[1] (2006 Census)
LGA(s)Port Pirie Regional Council
RegionMid North
State electorate(s)Frome
Federal division(s)Grey
Localities around Redhill:
Wandearah East Crystal Brook
Clements Gap Redhill Koolunga
Mundoora, Collinsfield
Hope Gap
Lake View

Redhill (formerly Broughton) is a town in the Mid North of South Australia adjacent to the Broughton River.


Redhill is in the Port Pirie Regional Council local government area, the South Australian House of Assembly electoral district of Frome and the Australian House of Representatives Division of Grey.


Redhill was established in the late nineteenth century under the name of Broughton, with a hotel, blacksmith, general store and other businesses built within the township. A primary school operated in the town for many years. Several churches were also built in the township and there is also a cemetery on the town's south eastern outskirts. The town now has a small museum opposite the hotel (Eureka Hotel), located in the former District Council of Redhill offices.

It was renamed as Redhill in 1940,[2] but was known by that name well before then.[3]

The Redhill Geological Site on the Redhill to Yacka Road is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[4]


Redhill was for many years the terminus of a broad gauge branch railway (now the southern part of the Adelaide-Port Augusta railway line) which was meant to continue to Port Pirie to connect directly with the standard gauge Trans-Australian Railway. The link was completed in 1938, resulting in a rare triple gauge yard. In the 1980s, when more lines were converted to standard gauge, the Redhill line was diverted to Crystal Brook.

The Princes Highway bypasses the town with a petrol station situated between the road and the township.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Redhill (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2008.
  2. ^ "New Town Names Approved". The Advertiser (Adelaide). South Australia. 26 July 1940. p. 10. Retrieved 5 September 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Farewell to Mr G. F. Claridge J.P., Redhill". The Areas' Express. Vol. VI, no. 694. South Australia. 11 November 1884. p. 2. Retrieved 7 February 2021 – via National Library of Australia. Claridge ran the general store.
  4. ^ "Redhill Geological Site". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.