O'Malley, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
OMalley IBMap-MJC.png
Population 873 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 336/km2 (870/sq mi)
Established 1973
Postcode(s) 2606
Area 2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
District Woden Valley
Territory electorate(s) Molonglo
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around O'Malley:
Phillip Garran Mount Mugga Mugga
Phillip O'Malley Canberra Nature Park
Mawson Isaacs

O'Malley (postcode: 2606) is a suburb in the Canberra district of Woden Valley. On Census night 2011, O'Malley had a population of 873 people.[1] There are numerous embassies in O'Malley. 42.8% of the population was foreign born, the fifth highest for any Canberra suburb.[2]

The suburb is named after King O'Malley, who was the politician who arranged the competition for a design for Canberra. Streets in O'Malley are named with Aboriginal words.[3]


Deakin Volcanics green-grey and purple rhyodacite are under the suburb. To the east in the valley bottom is Deakin Volcanics purple and green tuff and up the slopes of Mount Mugga Mugga are Deakin Volcanics coarse dark purple rhyodacite.


Embassies and High Commissions in O'Malley
 Bangladesh  Chile  Croatia  Czech Republic  Ecuador
 Eritrea  Iran  Iraq  Kuwait
 Laos  Libya  Mongolia  Malta  Pakistan
 Portugal  Romania  Samoa  Serbia  Slovakia
 United Arab Emirates  Uganda  Venezuela  Vietnam  Zimbabwe
Embassy of Libya in O'Malley.
High Commission of Bangladesh in O'Malley.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "O'Malley (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Where do migrants live? (4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2014)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 

Coordinates: 35°21′09″S 149°06′31″E / 35.35250°S 149.10861°E / -35.35250; 149.10861