Skip to main content

Welcome to the South Coast’s new suburb - CHITON

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure in conjunction with Alexandrina Council and the Surveyor General are pleased to announce the new suburb of Chiton.

From Thursday 7 June 2018, the area bordered by Hayborough and Port Elliot will now be known as the suburb of Chiton.

Please note the postcode will remain 5211.

View the new Chiton suburb boundary map. (PDF, 1936 KB)

View the fact sheet. (PDF, 658 KB)

Have you just become a resident of Chiton?

If you live within the boundaries of the new suburb of Chiton, you may need to update some of your personal contacts. See our checklist below for suggested contacts.

Other location details such as council rates, Australia Post and emergency services will be updated by the State Government and your local council.


The naming of the new suburb Chiton will align residents and rate payers with their own community.

This will provide improved access for amenities such as post and emergency services, and a feeling of being better connected to Alexandrina Council.

Community consultation saw a vast majority of support for this change.


Chiton as a suburb will officially exist from Thursday 7 June 2018.

What do I have to do?

It is important that you update your address with any organisation that you have dealings with. The following list may help you with who to contact.


  • Employer
  • Finances
  • Bank / Credit Union
  • Financial Aid
  • Investments


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Home / Contents Insurance


  • Gas
  • Water
  • Power
  • Phone / Internet service provider


  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Other health care professionals

Government Agencies

  • Australian Electoral Commission
  • Australian Tax Office
  • Concession Cards
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Motor Registration
  • Medicare
  • Centrelink
  • Child Support Agency
  • Seniors Card
  • Veteran’s Affairs
  • School, TAFE, University


  • Security systems
  • Internet subscriptions
  • Mail Order catalogues
  • Newspaper and magazine subscriptions
  • Union affiliations
  • Sporting clubs
  • Loyalty programs and store cards (Fly Buys, Myer One, Woolworths, Coles etc.)

What will be done for me?

The Surveyor General through the Geographical Names Unit will update location and address details for the following organisations:

  • Australia Post
  • SA Police
  • SA Ambulance
  • Metropolitan Fire Service
  • Country Fire Service
  • Government suburb and post code database
  • Land’s Title Office
  • Location service providers

Alexandrina Council will update their database for rates and other council related correspondence.

Alexandrina Council can be contacted by:

phone (08) 8555 7000