Old Government House lies in the heart of Belair National Park and is the former Vice-regal summer residence of some of the early governors of South Australia. Fully restored during the 1970s and upgraded in 2001, the building stands as an excellent example of Victorian-style architecture and represents a significant period in the state of South Australia’s history.
Old Government House is located 11 kilometres south of Adelaide. It is looked after by a dedicated group of volunteers, the Friends of Old Government House, with the support of The Department of Environment and Water.
If there is an Extreme or Catastrophic level Total Fire Ban in the Mt Lofty Ranges announced after 4:30pm on the previous day, all events scheduled by the Friends of Old Government House will be cancelled, except for the AGM, which would be rescheduled for the following month.. If there is a Severe level fire ban, meetings will go ahead but it will be your personal responsibility to ensure that you have a communication plan in place. There will be no gardening or working bees if the forecast temperature is 35 degrees or over.