Adelaide Refinery

Adelaide Refinery - bidding farewell to a neighbourhood icon

The Mobil oil refinery at Port Stanvac, located south of Adelaide near Lonsdale, is currently being demolished and will be remediated to a standard suitable for future business use.

We are working closely with the South Australian Government, the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), other government departments and agencies as well as the Onkaparinga City Council.  We are also carrying out this work in a manner which is sensitive to the cultural and heritage concerns of the original occupiers of the land, the Kaurna people.  

The latest information will be made available on this website.  If you have any queries, please contact us.

Adelaide Refinery


In the 1950s Standard Vacuum (“Stanvac”), entered into negotiations with the South Australian government of Sir Thomas Playford for the construction of an oil refinery in Adelaide. 

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.

Surf Life Saving Club


We are committed to carrying out the demolition and remediation in a manner that protects the health and safety of staff and avoids any risk to the surrounding community and the environment.


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