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Nelson locksmiths, established in 1860 are the oldest Master Locksmith organisation in South Australia. To help protect the interests of consumers and establish a strict code of trading ethics within our industry, we were one of the leading founders in the formation in 1982 of the Master Locksmiths Association. Nelson Locksmiths is wholly staff owned and proudly South Australian. Due to our size and purchasing power, we are able to provide our services and products at very competitive prices.


Head office is situated at 280 Gilbert Street, Adelaide, where the Central master keying Department and Store, Administration, Accounts, Sales and Marketing are centrally located.

Self contained branches are conveniently located at:

128 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide and 1230 South Rd, Clovelly Park.


Our clear objective is to provide “Total Quality Service” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our market positioning is to service all areas of the community with superior products and superior services.


We are the suppliers of all types of key systems, including

  • High security Restricted master key Systems
  • Automotive locks and keys
  • Door and window locks
  • Electronic and mechanical keyless entry
  • Access control
  • Domestic and commercial cash safes
  • Magnetic media data protection Safes


We provide a total security advisory and supply package covering, in addition to key and locking systems – access control systems and security surveys and recommendations.


Our valuable and growing client list are many in number and long in association. Our professionalism in security matters, our packages of advice, product quality and commitment to total quality service ensures customer satisfaction.


Nelson Locksmiths use only the best brands at the best prices including Kaba, Lockwood, Gainsborough and Brava


Nelson Locksmiths has installed, serviced and manages many restricted key, locking and Access control systems for major corporate clients, some of these are: