Adelaide Refinery

Adelaide Refinery

The Mobil oil refinery at Port Stanvac, located south of Adelaide near Lonsdale, was demolished in early 2014 and a project is underway to remediate the site to a standard suitable for future industrial use.

Mobil is working closely with the South Australian Government, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), other government departments and agencies as well as the Onkaparinga City Council, to ensure we take every care to minimise the impact of the project on our neighbours and avoid any risk to the surrounding community and the environment.

The future of the 640 metre industrial wharf at the site is yet to be determined, in consultation with the State Government.  In 2013, as part of refinery demolition works, we removed pipework and equipment from the ‘topside’ of the wharf structure, electricity to the wharf was disabled and solar-powered safety lighting was installed.  Access remains restricted for public safety.  (See “Demolition” for more information).

Regular updates on activity are provided to the adjacent O’Sullivans Beach community, both at community meetings and directly via the Neighbourhood Watch newsletter . 

If you have any queries about the Adelaide Refinery or would like more information, please contact us.


Preparation for demolition


Preparation for demolition of the Mobil oil refinery at Port Stanvac began in mid 2009 and actual demolition work commenced onsite in August 2012.

Refinery wharf area


Mobil has engaged an SA EPA-accredited Site Environmental Auditor to oversee regular environmental assessments of the refinery site.


News reports, media releases, community letters and fact sheets relating to the Adelaide Refinery.


Port Stanvac wharf

The Port Stanvac wharf was built in the 1960’s as an industrial facility to service the Adelaide Refinery.