Engineers Australia

Case studies of typical landslide events in the Adelaide Hills

Anthony (Tony) Meyers


The Adelaide Hills experience a variety of landslide events involving rock, soil and a combination of materials. These events are described by Sanders and Moon (2007). This paper is intended to complement the work of these authors by describing three typical recent events. Case Studies 1 and 3 describe events involving less that 50 m3 of material, a volume range typical in the Hills. Larger events do however occasionally occur and Case Study 2 describes one such event that involved up to 250,000 m3 of material.