The Adelaide new year kick starts again with the traditional King William Road Street party.


19293_984526744908482_1801545505796801994_nWill you be joining Adelaide’s foodies, fashion-forward, wine lovers and cycling enthusiasts as they descend on King William Road for the annual Unley Gourmet Gala on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.


The King William Road Unley Street party is one of Adelaide’s most prestigious community events. Known as the Unley Gourmet Gala it is as exciting an outdoor gourmet experience you could enjoy, showcasing some of South Australia’s finest food, wine, fashion, music and entertainment.
The event, now in its sixteenth year, will be held on the eve of Unley’s Stage 2 Start of the Santos Tour Down Under and is expected to attract thousands of locals as well as visitors from all over South Australia and interstate.


The free family-friendly event will feature cooking demonstrations by Justine Schofield from Network Ten’s Everyday Gourmet and Masterchef, fun children’s activities and an impressive line-up of musicians and other entertainers such as the amazing Mini Bike Stunt Team and bands Alphabette and Funk Latin Union.


King William Road will be lined with an array of gourmet food stalls offering a variety of cuisines, with wines from Wirra Wirra and Tomich Wines and beer by Vale Brewing. At the Porsche Fashion Stage, clothing and accessories will be showcased from King William Road’s premier fashion designers and retailers. Featured boutiques will include Liza Emanuele, Denim + Cloth, Designer Exchange and Denim Iniquity.


For more information check out the Unley gourmet gala website and or like the Unley Gourmet Gala Facebook Page


The Unley Gourmet Gala will be held on Tuesday, January 19, from 4pm-10pm. Come along and be one of the many who enjoy this fabulous Unley event.


The Stage 2 Start of the Santos Tour Down Under will be held on King William Road at the Opey Avenue intersection on Wednesday, January 20, at 11am.

Unley successful again in staging a leg of the TDU

After Holdfast Bay Council announced recently that they were pumped to have the opportunity to host a leg after an absence we at Unley can announce that we will be hosting a leg for the 14th consecutive year.

The Stage 2 Start of the TDU will be held on Adelaide’s premier retail strip, King William Road at the Opey Avenue intersection, on Wednesday, January 21 at 11am.

Once again we will also on the night prior, hold our ever popular Unley Gourmet Gala. The two events are an opportunity for retailers and restaurants to showcase their finest gourmet produce, wine and fashion.

This year’s Gourmet Gala attracted more than 20,000 visitors and delivered what has been assessed as a $725 550 economic benefit to Unley businesses. 2015 should prove to be every bit as good.

A Big few days of celebrations before getting down to the nitty gritty.

2014 has opened with festivities but now it is time to get back to business. The Gourmet Gala on Thursday night, the BUPA challenge and then the stage 4 race start on Friday morning, followed by the Ignite Unley celebrations at the Memorial Gardens on Saturday night and culminating in the Citizenship Ceremony, the Australia Day Awards in the Village Green have kick started the year.

This was  great start to the year for the citizens of the City of Unley. 58 of our residents received their citizenship this morning in what I always look in awe on. Moving to another country is one thing but to adopt that country as their own is something special.
And I am so proud that it is my Country of birth that so many from around the world want to become part of.
But what this has all done is herald the start of the year. It is back to business on Tuesday night when Council meets for the first time this year.
Mind you I did attend a DAP meeting last week so ………

Unley Gourmet Gala ‘Wheels Out’ the Ultimate Party Experience!

King William Road, renowned for its fashion and food, is set to come alive as one of the biggest celebrations on the Adelaide calendar, the Unley Gourmet Gala, kicks off at 4pm on Thursday 23 January.

 “This will be the 14th Gourmet Gala the Council has hosted and we expect 2014 to top last years’ attendance figures.” says Mayor of Unley, Lachlan Clyne.
“We all look forward to the Unley Gourmet Gala as it is not only one of the biggest parties of the year but also the perfect springboard to showcase King William Road and surrounds. Last year we had a whopping 17,500 attendees and I wouldn’t be surprised if we topped that this year,” says Mayor Clyne.
“People descend on Unley from all corners of Adelaide and South Australia every year for this event and we are very proud to show off our wonderful Council area.”
Major features of the 2014 Unley Gourmet Gala include:
       Over thirty wine and gourmet food stalls
       Cooking demonstrations with celebrity chef Marion Grasby
       Unley Criterium – a series of rapid races around Unley streets
       Kids’ activities including performances from the Ticklish Allsorts, a designated Kids Zone and beach play area featuring cycle-themed children’s art activities.
       Parades on the Porsche Fashion Stage showcasing the best King William Road boutiques, and a special performance by Sally Cooper and Airlie Koo as Elektra Live
       Electrifying Brazilian dancers, the amazing Santos Super Cycles, live music, and DJs
The Gala is the perfect pre-race event for the Santos Tour Down Under Stage 4, set to kick off from King William Road on Friday 24 January at 11.30am, following the Bupa Challenge Tour at 6.30am.
For more information visit and follow us on Facebook (facebook/gourmetgala) and Twitter (#unleygala)

Parking Restrictions – Unley Gourmet Gala and Santos Tour Down Under

Parking Restrictions for the Unley Gourmet Gala and Santos Tour Down Under have been announced.

Thursday 23 and Friday 24 January 2014

The City of Unley would like to notify residents of the following temporary parking restrictions and road closures that will take effect on Thursday 23 January and Friday 24 January.
To aid preparations and provide a safe environment for the public and participants for the Unley Gourmet Gala, the Unley Criterium, the Bupa Challenge and the Stage 4 Race Start of the Santos Tour Down Under, the following temporary road closures will be installed:

Temporary Road Closures

From 6am Thursday 23 January until 1pm Friday 24 January
Thomas Street between the intersection with King William Road and 70 metres east
From 10am Thursday 23 January until 1pm Friday 24 January
King William Rd between the northern boundary of the intersection with Jasper St and a point 170 metres north of the said intersection.
McGowan Ave, Opey Ave, Walter St, Boffa St, Bloomsbury St, between King William Rd and approximately 30 metres into these streets.
From 1pm Thursday 23 January until 1pm Friday 24 January
King William Rd between the southern boundary of Arthur St and a point 50 metres south of Jasper St.
Park St and Mitchell St (within proximity of King William Rd).
To ensure your vehicle is not towed, please remove it from King William Rd, between Arthur St and Jasper St, by 12pm Thursday 23 January.

Temporary ‘No Parking’ Areas

Temporary ‘no parking’ areas will apply in adjacent roads from 1pm Thursday 23 January.

Unley Criterium Additional Road Closures

From 1pm to 8pm Thursday 23 January
Jasper St (between King William Rd and Oxford St)
Oxford St (between Jasper St and Mitchell St)
Mitchell St (between 60 metres west of Oxford St and King William Rd).

Bupa Challenge Tour Start route

On Friday 24 January the Bupa Challenge Tour will start at 6.30am and travel south down King William Rd, into Northgate St and south on Victoria Ave. SA Police will escort the cyclists – no road closures will be in place in Northgate St or Victoria Ave.

Santos Tour Down Under Bupa Stage 4 Start route

On Friday 24 January Stage 4 will start at 11.30am and travel south down King William Rd, into Northgate St and south on Victoria Ave. SA Police will escort the cyclists – no road closures will be in place in Northgate St or Victoria Ave.

Free Community Bus Shuttle Service

1pm – 7pm Thursday 23 January, and 7am – 1pm Friday 24 January.
Council will provide a free shuttle buses to transport passengers between Greenhill Rd and Northgate St. The bus will run every 10 – 15 minutes, and can be hailed from any location along the route (please see map below). Signage will also be posted on affected bus stops.

Disability Parking

Parking for people with disabilities will be available at the Council car park in Boffa Lane (off Boffa Street).

Dry Zones

A dry zone will apply from 4pm Thursday 23 to 1am Friday 24 January in roads surrounding the event.
The City of Unley apologises for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks you for your support. Permits will be issued to affected residents prior the event.
For further information, please telephone Satyen Gandhi, Manager – Transportation and Traffic on 8372 5195 or email [email protected]

Mark this in your Calendar

Christmas has passed us by, New Years celebrations are on tonight and the big event in the Unley calendar is just around the Corner. The Tour Down Under arrives in the week leading up to Australia Day, with the Unley Gourmet Gala the highlight of the festivities associated with the Tour.

One of Adelaide’s most prestigious events, the Unley Gourmet Gala is an exciting outdoor gourmet experience showcasing some of South Australia’s finest local food, wine, fashion, music and entertainment.
Be entertained by cooking demonstrations from Marion Grasby, explore food and wine stalls, indulge in delicious cuisine, and enjoy fashion parades and a diverse array of live music. There’s also entertainment for the kids to ensure the whole family enjoy the evening.

Book it into your calendar. Not only is this Unley’s biggest event for the year, it is the TDU’s biggest event. The TDU simply would not be the same without the Unley Gourmet Gala.

Unley Gourmet Gala Again a huge Success

We last night held our 13th Gourmet Gala and with an attendance of 17,500 it has been heralded as the best ever.

The street was alive last night with wall to wall people enjoying the festive atmosphere and delighting in the fine cuisine that the King William Road Shopping Strip has become famous for.

My wife & I strolled the length of the strip before joining the VIP group in the Abbey. What I saw was people enjoying themselves, relaxing and soaking in the atmosphere, enjoying the food, wine and other beverages on offer.

The kids too had fum with a number of kids attractions available, including as shown in the two pictures.

I offer a big congratulations to all the people that has a hand in putting this event together and to all the people who attended and made the event the success it is.

Roll up… Roll up…

In the words of our Mayor


Roll up… Roll up…


We would love to see you on the street tonight, the weather is perfect for a great local community celebration of a fine international event, right here on King William Road, Hyde Park in the City of Unley, South Australia.
Enjoy the fun “amateur” YouTube video we just put together…

Just four hours to go!

Tour Close

Forget the medias focus on whether Lance Armstrong has admitted guilt over drug taking or not the main game is the Tour Down Under 2013 Vintage.

For those of you who missed it because of the Armstrong focus it all happens next week.

And Stage 3 will start once again in Unley, this time on Thursday next week at 11.00 am at the corner of King William Road and Mitchell/Park Streets. This leg will terminate in Stirling.

Whilst King William Road will be inundated with people on the day (get there early based on my experience) the night before will see the real festivities take place. The Unley Gourmet Gala.

One of Adelaide’s most prestigious events, the Unley Gourmet Gala is an exciting outdoor gourmet experience showcasing some of South Australia’s finest local food, wine, fashion, music and entertainment. 

This is one of if not the best night on the Unley calendar. Come along and experience the Unley showcase.