Campbell, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Campbell is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°17′17″S 149°09′14″E / 35.28806°S 149.15389°E / -35.28806; 149.15389Coordinates: 35°17′17″S 149°09′14″E / 35.28806°S 149.15389°E / -35.28806; 149.15389
Population4,997 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density781/km2 (2,022/sq mi)
Area6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
DistrictNorth Canberra
Territory electorate(s)Kurrajong
Federal Division(s)Canberra
Suburbs around Campbell:
Braddon Ainslie Mount Ainslie
Reid Campbell Mount Ainslie
Fyshwick Pialligo

Campbell (postcode: 2612) is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Covering an area to the South East of the central business district, Campbell sits at the base of Mount Ainslie and is bounded to the south east by the Mount Pleasant Nature Reserve. At the 2016 census, Campbell had a population of 4,997 people.[1]

The suburb of Campbell is named after Robert Campbell, the owner of Duntroon station on which Campbell is now located.[2] Many buildings built by Robert Campbell and his family are still standing around Canberra, including Blundell's Cottage, St John the Baptist Church, Reid, Duntroon House (now part of RMC Duntroon) and Yarralumla House (now Government House).

Located in Campbell are the Australian War Memorial, Royal Military College, Duntroon, the Australian Defence Force Academy, and the former corporate headquarters of the CSIRO, which is awaiting demolition and redevelopment. Also with addresses in the suburb are the 'Ainslie Village' accommodation centre for people with special needs and the Campbell Park Offices.

Schools located in the suburb include Campbell High School, Campbell Primary School and Canberra Grammar Northside Infant School.


In the 2016 Census, there were 4,997 people in Campbell. 73.6% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 3.4%. 81.0% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 42.3%, Catholic 20.3% and Anglican 12.2%.[1]


Most of leafy Campbell is dominated by the lowest layer of the Ainslie Volcanics, a grey dacite and other erupted particles such as agglomerate and tuff. In the north is grey quartz andesite, a higher layer of the Ainslie Volcanics. In the north east is cream rhyolite from the highest layer of the Ainslie Volcanics. The Ainslie Volcanics were formed in the Silurian period. A layer of the Tertiary age pebbly gravels is around Anzac Parade, left over from when the Molonglo river was at a higher level.[3]



  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Campbell (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.