Gordon, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Gordon ACT.jpg
View across Gordon towards Mount Rob Roy
Gordon is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°27′04″S 149°05′06″E / 35.451°S 149.085°E / -35.451; 149.085Coordinates: 35°27′04″S 149°05′06″E / 35.451°S 149.085°E / -35.451; 149.085
Population7,611 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,730/km2 (4,480/sq mi)
Gazetted12 March 1987
Area4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Territory electorate(s)Brindabella
Federal division(s)Bean
Suburbs around Gordon:
Bonython Bonython Calwell
Murrumbidgee River Corridor Gordon Conder
Murrumbidgee River Corridor Murrumbidgee River Corridor Banks

Gordon is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district of Tuggeranong. The postcode is 2906. The suburb is named after the poet Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833–1870).[2] It was gazetted on 12 March 1987.[2] Streets are named after sportspersons, an example is Woodfull Loop, named after the captain of the Australia national cricket team during the Bodyline test series.[2]

It is next to the suburbs of Bonython, Conder and Banks. It is located on the west side of Tharwa Drive. Located in the suburb is the Point Hut Pond, with the Point Hut district park. Gordon has a primary school and neighbourhood oval.

Aerial view of Gordon from south east


Quaternary alluvium is found in south and center of Gordon. Deakin Volcanics rhyodacitic crystal tuff from the Silurian age is on the surface in the north of the suburb.[3]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gordon (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 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. 45. ISBN 1-86331-128-9.
  3. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.