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Location & Contacts


The Society and its Library are located on level 3 of the Mortlock Wing of the State Library of South Australia, North Tce., Adelaide.

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

Office Hours:- Closed 18 December 2021- 11 January 2022
Telephone :
email :
10.00 am to 1.00 pm
(+618) 8207 7265
Library Hours:- Closed 18 December 2021- 17 January 2022
Tuesday to Friday
10.00 am to 1.00 pm
(+618) 8207 7266

The Mortlock Wing.

President Leigh Radford OAM
Immediate Past President Rod Shearing OAM
Secretary Melissa Gibbs
Treasurer Tony Merchant
Office Managers Alan Pickering, Libby Miller
Library Staff Gail Ward, Nona Verco, Phyl Twigg, Geoff Lemmey, Wynton Heading, Liz Raeside, David Wald, Alan Wallace, Sandra Thompson
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