Fisher, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Fisher ACT shops.jpg
Fisher shopping centre
Fisher is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°21′40″S 149°03′25″E / 35.361°S 149.057°E / -35.361; 149.057Coordinates: 35°21′40″S 149°03′25″E / 35.361°S 149.057°E / -35.361; 149.057
Population3,004 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,880/km2 (4,860/sq mi)
Area1.6 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
DistrictWeston Creek
Territory electorate(s)Murrumbidgee
Federal division(s)Bean
Suburbs around Fisher:
Stirling Waramanga Chifley
Chapman Fisher
Canberra Nature Park

Fisher is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia located in the district of Weston Creek. Fisher was named after Andrew Fisher (1862–1928), coal miner, founding member of the federal parliamentary Labor Party and Prime Minister of Australia for three terms between 1908 and 1915 (ACTLIC, 2004).[2] The theme for the street names in Fisher is Australian mines and mining towns (ACTPLA, 2003).[2]


Laidlaw Volcanics pale to dark grey dacitic tuff is found though most of Fisher except north slice of the suburb which is Deakin Volcanics red-purple and green grey rhyodacite with spherulitic texture.[3]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Fisher (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 13 February 2014.
  3. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.