Garran, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Garran is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°20′31″S 149°06′29″E / 35.342°S 149.108°E / -35.342; 149.108Coordinates: 35°20′31″S 149°06′29″E / 35.342°S 149.108°E / -35.342; 149.108
Population3,497 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,295/km2 (3,350/sq mi)
Area2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
DistrictWoden Valley
Territory electorate(s)Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s)Canberra
Suburbs around Garran:
Hughes Red Hill Red Hill
Phillip Garran Red Hill
Phillip O'Malley Symonston

Garran is a suburb in the Woden district of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. Garran was named after Sir Robert Garran who made numerous contributions to the development of higher education in Canberra. The streets in Garran are named after Australian writers.[2] The suburb was first settled in 1966 and has an area of 2.74 km².

The Canberra Hospital is located in Garran. The suburb also contains three primary schools: a government school, Garran Primary;[3] a special school for the intellectually disabled, Malkara School[4] and a Catholic school, Sts. Peter & Paul Primary School.[5]


At the 2016 census, Garran had a population of 3,497 people. 58.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were India 5.5% and England 4.5%. 65.3% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Malayalam 3.9% and Mandarin 3.4%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 30.4% and Catholic 25.2%.[1]


Garran contains volcanic materials from the Silurian Age. Deakin volcanics purple and green tuff is under the Canberra hospital, around Ingamells Street in the north and the base of Davidson Hill. Deakin Volcanics coarse dark purple rhyodacite is under Fitchett Street and Couvreur Street areas. Deakin Volcanics green grey and purple rhyodacite is in the center and south of Garran.[6]

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Garran local shops 1970s townhouses in Garran The Canberra Hospital is located in the suburb


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Garran (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. ^ Garran Primary website
  4. ^ Malkara School website
  5. ^ Saints Peter and Paul Primary website Archived 2 February 2006 at the Wayback Machine?
  6. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.

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