WELCOME TO THE EXCHANGE

The Exchange Hotel, at 155 Murray Street Gawler, South Australia was first licensed in 1868 and has been through many transformations to become the hotel it is today. Once originally a single story building with the first licence Mr Theodore Kneese and his family residing below the hotel.
Today, the original facade of The Exchange remains with a fresh and modern hotel on the inside.
Currently proudly owned and operated by Damian McGee (Gawler) The Exchange is all but just a 151 year old building.
The Exchange in recent years has transformed into a Gawler institution of good times, becoming the centre point of celebrations and events in the town. Murray’s BBQ and Bar offers a unique dining experience in a modern yet rustic bar and bistro setting, our sports bar is the perfect little spot for casual get togethers and small celebrations and our roofgarden / deck area is our new hero with beautiful open air panoramic surrounds, a completely retractable roof and big screen TV.

Proud (Joint) back to back Winner of SA’s Best Bar Presentation at the AHA SA Awards 2018 & 2019! Thanks to everyone who’s showed support so far, we couldn’t be happier!
Since 1868

PREVIOUS LICENCEES

1868 – Kneese Theodore
1869 – Kneese T.
1873 – Thompson C.
1874 – Von Allworden Louis
1877 – Frankel F.
1881 – Murphy M.
1883 – Peisker Paul
1886 – Lucas C.J.
1902 – Burden H.W.P.
1903 – Nenke H.B.

1906 – Neske Chas.
1907 – Howard Michael Joseph
1923 – Read F.
1924 – White F.
1924 – Sanderson H.G.
1925 – Mulligan Clarence
1940 – Mulligan Edith Ivy
1964 – Gleeson McEllister & Pauline Mary
1968 – Gleeson McEllister
1970 – Brown Charles & Gertrude Rozelle
1971 – Nottage Claude & Kathleen Valda

1977 – Nottage Claude
1978 – Sichler Everard & Monica Joan
1980 – Richardson Francis
1981 – Richardson Gilbert
1981 – Holness Thomas
1985 – Scott & Diane Fraser
2003 – Shane Clarke & Damian McGee
2004 – Shane Clarke
2011 – Anthony Circosta
2012 – Damian McGee

Gallery

Gallery

Some photos from our past

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