Glossop is a small town in the Riverland region of South Australia. It was gazetted in 1921 as the town in a soldier settlement area after the First World War and was named after Admiral Glossop, who had been in command of HMAS Sydney when it sank SMS Emden in 1914. At the 2016 census, Glossop had a population of 984.[1]

Local area and surrounds

Glossop has a population of around 984. Berri Estates, a large winery originally owned by a local co-operative but now owned by Constellation Brands, is located near the centre of Glossop. It is the home of Rivergum Christian College[4] Glossop Primary School and Glossop High School, one of the region's four public high schools (the others are at Loxton, Waikerie and Renmark).

Although one of the smaller towns of South Australia's Riverland region, Glossop has a gallery of Australian Aboriginal art, a small deli (in the Australian sense of the word), two petrol stations, and some hardware shops. It also has a Sikh Temple. It is on the Old Sturt Highway, between the more major towns of Barmera and Berri. Glossop also has a motel outside which is situated Captain Glossop's Anchor.

Glossop is one of the few Riverland towns that do not have frontage with the Murray River. Other towns of this nature include Monash and Yamba, the gateway to the Riverland from the Victorian border.


Glossop is in the Berri Barmera Council local government area, the state electorate of Chaffey and the federal division of Barker.

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Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Glossop (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 May 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Bice, John G. (25 August 1921). "TOWNS OF GLOSSOP AND MONASH" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. p. 382. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  3. ^ "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991 Notice to Assign Boundaries and Names to Places (in the District Council of Berri Barmera )" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. Government of South Australia. 3 December 1998. p. 1711. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Rivergum Christian College". Retrieved 28 August 2021.