Adelaide's retail precincts are constantly evolving to provide residents and visitors with a multitude of options from major brands to boutique offerings. Spread throughout the city from east to west, north and south, retail dominates several of the main thoroughfares.

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At Adelaide's heart is Rundle Mall, the State's premier shopping precinct.  A $30m upgrade and significant improvements to the David Jones and Myer department stores have positioned the Mall as a compelling destination.  Apple, Ted Baker, Tiffany & Co, KoKo Black and Jamie Oliver have established stores in the precinct.  New flagship brands and fashion labels are expected to join more than 700 specialty retailers located in the Mall and adjacent arcades.

Iconic hubs such as Adelaide Central Market and Rundle Mall attract the 700,000 residents who live within a twenty five minute drive of our very accessible City. Over 5000 car spaces are provided within 100 metres of Rundle Mall while the Adelaide Central Market fresh food precinct provides convenient parking directly above the 80 food stalls. 

As one of the largest and busiest pedestrian malls in Australia, Rundle Mall attracts 24 million yearly visitors and has undergone impressive upgrades to enhance the consumer experience which contributed to a 3.3% increase in retail spend from 2017. Developments such as the $40 million Rundle Mall Plaza Upgrade are set to redefine luxury retail and wellness experiences in Adelaide. The addition of international retailer, H&M, to the Plaza is perfectly placed and represents the diverse, unique offerings to come.


Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace, runs parallel to Rundle Mall and is a central hub of activity showcasing the city’s major civic, social and artistic institutions. It is home to iconic establishments including the South Australian Museum, State Library of South Australia and Government House as well as luxury retailers Tiffany & Co and David Jones. Experience this stunning strip in 3D

Cafes, restaurants and fashion outlets now punctuate the two other mainstreet precincts, Adelaide's East and West ends.

Adelaide's East End, centred on Rundle Street, draws on some of the city's oldest architecture to set the scene; a blend of hospitality and boutique, fashion and retail shopfronts. The West End hosts a more eclectic mix with vintage shops smattered among a thriving collection of Adelaide's newest small bars and restaurants.

The City of Adelaide offers many diverse opportunities for new retailers wanting to establish near thousands of City workers, tourists, students and shoppers. There are many exciting clusters of retailers, cafes and restaurants along main streets such as Hutt Street, Gouger Street, O'Connell Street and Waymouth Street.  King William Street is home to Jamie's Italian restaurant, 2KW rooftop bar and the top class Mayfair Hotel.

The success of the Adelaide Oval precinct continues to attracts crowds of more than 40,000 patrons from all over Adelaide to attend football, cricket and events close to the new Riverbank Precinct.  Major developments in the City including Rundle Mall, the South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute medical centre and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital have lifted the profile of the City as a destination.


A robust economy and substantial growth across various industries has attracted global leading brands to the city. Significant infrastructure investments such as Ten Gigabit Adelaide have enhanced the capacity for retail brands like Australian Fashion Labels to increase their global competitiveness. There is no better time to capitalise on the thriving retail environment in Adelaide. Discover more about the expansive opportunities available in Adelaide through the Adelaide Retail Prospectus

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