Coombs, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Coombs is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°19′8.07″S 149°2′41.35″E / 35.3189083°S 149.0448194°E / -35.3189083; 149.0448194Coordinates: 35°19′8.07″S 149°2′41.35″E / 35.3189083°S 149.0448194°E / -35.3189083; 149.0448194
Population1,811 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density787/km2 (2,040/sq mi)
Gazetted27 July 2010[2]
Area2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Location10 km (6 mi) W of Canberra City
DistrictMolonglo Valley
Territory electorate(s)Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s)Bean
Suburbs around Coombs:
Molonglo Molonglo
Wright Coombs
Duffy Holder North Weston

Coombs (postcode: 2611) is a suburb currently under development in the Molonglo Valley district of Canberra, located within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. It is named in honour of H. C. "Nugget" Coombs, a prominent public servant, economist, and the first Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.[3]

Suburb amenities[edit]

The ACT Government sold land for development as a shopping centre in Coombs in 2015, and negotiations with tenants was ongoing in August 2018.[4]


The suburb is home to Charles Weston Primary School which opened in 2015 and is located between Woodberry Avenue and Madgwick Street. The school has priority enrollment for residents of Coombs and Molonglo valley suburbs Wright and Denman Prospect.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Coombs (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Search for street and suburb names: Coombs". Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate. ACT Government. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  3. ^ Downie, Graham (3 January 2008). "Suburbs named in new district". The Canberra Times. Archived from the original on 1 February 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2009.
  4. ^ Williams, Elliot (18 August 2018). "'Inconvenient situation': Anger boils over in Coombs shops debacle". Canberra Times. Retrieved 12 March 2019.

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