Gilmore, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Gilmore IBMap-MJC.png
Coordinates 35°25′16″S 149°07′59″E / 35.421°S 149.133°E / -35.421; 149.133Coordinates: 35°25′16″S 149°07′59″E / 35.421°S 149.133°E / -35.421; 149.133
Population 2,843 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,420/km2 (3,680/sq mi)
Established 1985
Gazetted 5 August 1975
Postcode(s) 2905
Area 2.0 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
District Tuggeranong
Territory electorate(s) Brindabella
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around Gilmore:
Fadden Macarthur
Gilmore Chisholm
Chisholm Chisholm

Gilmore is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. The postcode is 2905. The suburb is named after the poet and journalist, Dame Mary Gilmore.[2] It was gazetted on 5 August 1975.[2] Streets are named after journalists, particularly female journalists.[2]

It is next to the suburbs of Macarthur and Chisholm and is bounded by the Monaro Highway, Isabella Drive and Hambidge Crescent.


On Census night 2011, Gilmore had a population of 2,843 people. The median age of people in Gilmore was 32 years, compared to a median age of 34 for Canberra. Unemployment in Gilmore was 0.2% above the Canberra average. The median weekly individual income for Gilmore in 2011 was $863, compared to the ACT average of $917, while the median weekly household income was $1,873. In 2011 the median monthly housing loan repayment in Gilmore was $2,000.[1]

The residents of Gilmore are predominantly Australian born, with 81.8% being born in Australia. The five main countries of birth for those born overseas were England, 3.0%, New Zealand, 1.1%, India, 0.7%, Scotland, 0.7%, and Lebanon, 0.7%. The most popular religious affiliations in descending order are Catholic, no religion, Anglican, Uniting, Presbyterian and reformed and Uniting.[1]

Suburb amenities[edit]

Gilmore Neighbourhood Oval is located on Heagney Crescent. The Rose Cottage heritage site is located off Isabella Drive is heritage listed[3] and is open to the public. The site includes a nursery and craft centre.[4] An ACTEW Electricity substation is located in Gilmore, with access off Isabella Drive.

Several ACTION bus routes service Gilmore. Route 67 runs between the Tuggeranong and Woden Interchanges every 20 to 60 minutes between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The additional service 267, following the same route through Gilmore as Route 67, runs during peak hour from the Tuggeranong Interchange to City West. Route 269 also runs during peak hour, between City West and Theodore. Flexibus service 966 leaves the Tuggeranong Interchange every hour from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and the Erindale Shops every hour from 8:00pm to 11:00 p.m., and services the suburbs of Gilmore, Chisholm and Richardson.[5]


2012 ACT Election[6]
  Liberal 48.3%
  Labor 34.5%
  Greens 5.9%
  Bullet Train for Canberra 3.0%
  Australian Motorist Party 5.6%
  Independents 2.7%
2013 Federal Election[7]
  Labor 42.05%
  Liberal 38.37%
  Greens 9.82%
  Palmer United Party 4.99%
  Bullet Train for Canberra 3.57%
  Secular Party of Australia 1.21%

Gilmore is located within the federal electorate of Canberra. Gai Brodtmann currently (2014) represents the electorate of Canberra in the House of Representatives.

Gilmore is part of the Brindabella, which elects five members on the basis of proportional representation.

Polling place statistics are shown to the right for the Gilmore polling place in the 2012 ACT and the 2013 federal elections.


Gilmore is built on volcanic rocks from the Silurian age. The rock member is titled Deakin Volcanics. Rhyolite covers most of Gilmore except in the east where rhyodacite is found. These are from the Silurian age at 414 Mya.[8]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Gilmore (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Canberra's suburb and street names : origins and meanings. Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. 1992. p. 39. ISBN 1-86331-128-9. 
  3. ^ "Heritage Places Register". ACT Government. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Welcome". Rose Cottage Canberra. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  5. ^ ACTION Buses (2006) ACTION Buses. Retrieved 9 July 2006
  6. ^ "Results for Brindabella candidates at Gilmore Polling Place". ACT Electoral Commission. 12 Feb 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Federal Election 2013 - Polling Place Gilmore". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.