Level 3 Mortlock Wing State Library of South Australia North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000


The Society and its Library are located on

Level 3, Mortlock Wing
State Library of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

Postal Address

The Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Inc.
PO Box 3661 Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000

Office Hours


  • 10.00 am to 1.00 pm (most weeks)
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (on lecture days - 3rd Thursday of the month)

Telephone : (+618) 7424 6311
Email : admin@rgssa.org.au

Library Hours

Tuesday to Friday : 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Telephone : (+618)  7424 6312
Email : library@rgssa.org.au

Office Bearers & Key Contacts

President - Leigh Radford OAM  (president@rgssa.org.au)

Immediate Past President - Rod Shearing OAM  (admin@rgssa.org.au)

Secretary - Melissa Gibbs  (admin@rgssa.org.au)

Treasurer - Tony Merchant  (admin@rgssa.org.au)

Office Manager - Alan Pickering  (admin@rgssa.org.au)

Library Staff - Gail Ward, Nona Verco, Phyl Twigg, Geoff Lemmey, Rosemary Hocking, John Sloan, Joyce Garlick, Alison Bullock and Carol Grantham (library@rgssa.org.au)

Editors - GeoNews: Margie Dawson / South Australian Geographical Journal : Gerti Szili, Gareth Butler and George Tan


Tours of the Society’s library and rooms.

Tours can be arranged by contacting the Library. Topics can be tailored to your groups’ interests.

Tours of the Mortlock Wing.

“Ambassadors” or State Library staff conduct tours of the Mortlock Wing. Public tours from 10.30am on Monday to Friday, but not public holidays.

Group tours can be on any weekday morning but tours need to be booked in advance.

The tours include the history and architecture of the Mortlock Wing and cover the Royal Geographical Society Library, the main chamber, Sir Josiah Symon Library, Crawford Room, galleries, conservation and reformatting sections and finish with the exhibitions. Altogether about one and an half hours. Coffee shop facilities are available.

To contact the Society for referrals to the tours, telephone 61 08 82077266 or email library@rgssa.org.au