Chapman, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Chapman ACT shops.jpg
Chapman shopping centre
Chapman is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°21′25″S 149°02′24″E / 35.357°S 149.040°E / -35.357; 149.040Coordinates: 35°21′25″S 149°02′24″E / 35.357°S 149.040°E / -35.357; 149.040
Population2,684 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,410/km2 (3,660/sq mi)
Area1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
DistrictWeston Creek
Territory electorate(s)Murrumbidgee
Federal division(s)Bean
Suburbs around Chapman:
Rivett Stirling Waramanga
Cooleman Ridge Chapman Fisher
Mount Arawang Kambah

Chapman is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, where many diplomats and some of the wealthier citizens of Canberra chose to take their residency. It is located in the Weston Creek area.

The suburb is named after Sir Austin Chapman (1864–1926), the member for Eden-Monaro from 1901 to 1926 who held portfolios in the Deakin and Bruce governments.[2]

The theme for the street names in Chapman is the Australian film industry.[2]

The local primary school in Chapman is the government run Chapman Primary School on Perry Drive. The school caters for students from Preschool to Year 6 and runs a before and afterschool care program.


Laidlaw Volcanics pale to dark grey dacitic tuff covers most of Chapman. Shale, sandstone, ashstone and tuff is found near the west end of Rafferty Street. Quaternary alluvium covers up the eastern valley.[3]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Chapman (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.