Cook, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Cook IBMap-MJC.png
Population 2,901 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,710/km2 (4,420/sq mi)
Established 1968
Postcode(s) 2614
Area 1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
District Belconnen
Territory electorate(s) Ginninderra
Federal Division(s) Fenner
Suburbs around Cook:
Weetangera Macquarie Aranda
Canberra Nature Park Cook Aranda
Canberra Nature Park Canberra Nature Park Canberra Nature Park

Cook (postcode: 2614) is a suburb of the Belconnen district of Canberra, located within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. On Census night 2011, Cook had a population of 2,901 people.[1]

The suburb of Cook is named after Captain James Cook and the sixth Prime Minister of Australia Sir Joseph Cook. The streets in Cook are named after notable women from Australian history.[2]

Suburb amenities[edit]

Former Cook Primary
  • Cook has a small shopping centre including an IGA supermarket with a good selection of wine, cheese and biscuits, a coffee shop, Asian restaurant and a public toilet.
  • Cook Primary School was a government run school for children in years K-6. The school was closed at the end of 2007 as part of a rationalisation of primary education across the ACT with most students moving to neighbouring schools in Aranda, Macquarie and Weetangera.
  • Cook Preschool
  • Cook school park

Political representation[edit]

For the purposes of Australian federal elections for the House of Representatives, Cook is in the Division of Fenner.[3]

For the purposes of Australian Capital Territory elections for the ACT Legislative Assembly, Cook is in the Ginninderra electorate.[4]


Greywacke from the Ordovician Pittman Formation forms a band down the east of Cook. This has been uplifted on the east side of the Deakin Fault. The fault heads in the north north west direction in Cook. A porphyry of Green-grey Dacitic intrusive containing large white feldspar crystals is found in the north east corner of Cook. Mount Painter Volcanics dark grey to grey green crystal tuff is found in the center and south and south west. Green grey rhyodacite of the Walker Volcanics underlie the north west.[5]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cook (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Fenner (ACT)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Electorates 2012 election". Electorates. ACT Electoral Commission. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.

Coordinates: 35°15′35″S 149°03′50″E / 35.25972°S 149.06389°E / -35.25972; 149.06389