Woodside Community Groups

Local community groups and organisations are one of the many things that bring us together in townships like Woodside. We have such a great network of local sporting teams, volunteer organisations, and community groups and we love helping these groups to grow by including them in our Community Directory.

Adelaide Hills News and Events

The Woodside Commerce Association shows its appreciation to the community by putting on functions and promoting events in Woodside and the neighboring townships. To have your event listed on our calendar or to see what is happening in your area in the future, have a look at our Community Events Calendar.

Woodside Small Business Directory

Listing in the Woodside Community Directory is free to all members of the Woodside Commerce Association. If you would like to join or would like more information about the association, read more here.

Welcome to Woodside

Welcome to Woodside, in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, around 35 minutes from Adelaide.

Whether you are planning a short visit, longer stay or are perhaps looking to move to Woodside, we hope you can find something on our site to assist with your plans.

Please take the time to look around the site.  We have tried to include all of the things you might find of interest around Woodside.

We are truly blessed with the range of wineries, cheese makers, chocolate makers, cafes & bakeries and hotels within the town or only a few kilometers away.

Enjoy your stay, regardless of it’s length and we hope to see you again soon.



The History of Woodside

The town of Woodside was laid out by James and William Johnston in 1850 and was surveyed by G. E. Duval in 1856. It was named after James Johnston’s home town in Scotland. Located alongside the Onkaparinga River, Woodside began as a private settlement in which riverside allotments were quickly taken up. The town then grew rapidly with the commencement of gold mining in the area.

At Inverbrackie you will find the 16th Air Defence Regiment, Australian Army.
Inverbrackie was originally a settlement, prior to becoming a Defence Department Mobilisation Store and Camp in 1926.

Modern-day Woodside is the hub of the Onkaparinga community. The Adelaide Hills council Chambers, Police, Ambulance and Country Fire Service stations are all located in the town. Woodside also has its own library, swimming centre, primary school and kindergarten.

The Woodside Commerce Association holds a Christmas Parade annually for the benefit of the community.