Gilmore, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Gilmore is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°25′16″S 149°07′59″E / 35.421°S 149.133°E / -35.421; 149.133Coordinates: 35°25′16″S 149°07′59″E / 35.421°S 149.133°E / -35.421; 149.133
Population2,750 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,380/km2 (3,560/sq mi)
Gazetted5 August 1975
Area2.0 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Territory electorate(s)Brindabella
Federal division(s)Bean
Suburbs around Gilmore:
Fadden Macarthur
Gilmore Chisholm
Chisholm Chisholm

Gilmore is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. The postcode is 2905. The suburb is named after the poet and journalist, Dame Mary Gilmore.[2] It was gazetted on 5 August 1975.[2] Streets are named after journalists, particularly female journalists.[2]

It is next to the suburbs of Macarthur and Chisholm and is bounded by the Monaro Highway, Isabella Drive and Hambidge Crescent.


At the 2016 census, Gilmore had a population of 2,750 people. The median age of people in Gilmore was 35 years, compared to a median age of 35 for Canberra. Unemployment in Gilmore was 0.2% above the Canberra average (2011). The median weekly individual income for Gilmore in 2016 was $957, compared to the ACT average of $998, while the median weekly household income was $2,161. In 2016 the median monthly housing loan repayment in Gilmore was $2,037.[1]

The residents of Gilmore are predominantly Australian born, with 77.6% being born in Australia. The five main countries of birth for those born overseas were England, 2.7%, New Zealand, 1.3%, Philippines, 1.3%, India, 1.1% and South Africa, 0.8%. The most popular religious affiliations in descending order are no religion, Catholic and Anglican.[1]

Suburb amenities[edit]

Gilmore Neighbourhood Oval is located on Heagney Crescent. The Rose Cottage heritage site is located off Isabella Drive is heritage listed[3] and is open to the public. The site includes a nursery and craft centre.[4] An ACTEW Electricity substation is located in Gilmore, with access off Isabella Drive.

Several ACTION bus routes service Gilmore. Routes 74 and 75 connects Gilmore to Tuggeranong Town Centre and Erindale Centre. It also services Chisholm and Richardson.[5]


2016 Federal Election[6]
  Labor 46.21%
  Liberal 38.52%
  Greens 9.58%
  Bullet Train for Canberra 5.70%
2016 ACT Election[7]
  Liberal 44.2%
  Labor 29.7%
  Sex 9.5%
  Greens 5.5%
  Animal Justice 2.6%

Gilmore is located within the federal electorate of Bean, which is represented by David Smith in the House of Representatives. In the ACT Legislative Assembly, Gilmore is part of the electorate of Brindabella, which elects five members on the basis of proportional representation, currently three Liberal and two Labor.[8] Polling place statistics are shown to the right for the Gilmore polling place at Gilmore Primary School in the 2016 federal[6] and 2016 ACT[7] elections.


Gilmore is built on volcanic rocks from the Silurian age. The rock member is titled Deakin Volcanics. Rhyolite covers most of Gilmore except in the east where rhyodacite is found. These are from the Silurian age at 414 Mya.[9]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gilmore (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c Canberra's suburb and street names : origins and meanings. Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. 1992. p. 39. ISBN 1-86331-128-9.
  3. ^ "Heritage Places Register" (PDF). ACT Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 May 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Welcome". Rose Cottage Canberra. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  5. ^ Route 74 & 75 Transport Canberra
  6. ^ a b "Federal Election 2016 – Polling Place Gilmore". Australian Electoral Commission. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  7. ^ a b "2016 Results for Brindabella Candidates at Gilmore Polling Place". ACT Electoral Commission. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Current members". ACT Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  9. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.