Gungahlin, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Hibberson Street Gungahlin in May 2020.jpg
Hibberson Street in May 2020
Gungahlin is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°11′00″S 149°07′55″E / 35.18335°S 149.13185°E / -35.18335; 149.13185Coordinates: 35°11′00″S 149°07′55″E / 35.18335°S 149.13185°E / -35.18335; 149.13185
Population6,134 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,333/km2 (3,450/sq mi)
Area4.6 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Territory electorate(s)Yerrabi
Federal division(s)Fenner
Suburbs around Gungahlin:
Ngunnawal Amaroo Forde
Nicholls Gungahlin
Palmerston Franklin Harrison

Gungahlin is a suburb in the Canberra, Australia district with the same name; Gungahlin. The postcode is 2912. Gungahlin is the name for the entire district, and also the town centre, but it is also the name of the suburb which Gungahlin Town Centre is in.

It is next to the suburbs of Ngunnawal, Palmerston, Franklin, Harrison, Throsby, Forde and Amaroo. Burgmann Anglican School is located in the suburb. The edges of the suburb are on Horse Park Drive, Gundaroo Drive and Gungahlin Drive.

Gungahlin Town Centre[edit]

Gungahlin Shopping Centre

The commercial heart of the Gungahlin Town Centre is Hibberson St, the centre's main street, though the boundary of commercial activities in Anthony Rolfe Avenue, Gundaroo Drive and Gozzard Street. There are currently four retail anchor stores in the town centre, namely Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and Big W which are located in separate developments in Hibberson Street. There are two licensed clubs in the Town Centre: the Raiders Club located at the intersection of Hibberson and Gozzard Streets; and Eastlake Gungahlin Club located at the intersection of Hinder and Efkarpidis Streets. The Gungahlin Public Library officially opened in June 2011,[2] and adjoining senior high school opened later that year. Burgmann College is located in the suburb of Gungahlin.

Gungahlin Town Centre is one endpoint of stage 1 of Canberra's Light Rail network. Stage 1 runs from Gungahlin Town Centre to Civic.


At the 2016 census, the population of Gungahlin was 6,134, including 84 (1.4%) Indigenous persons and 3,225 (53.0%) Australian-born persons.53.0% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were China 8.6%, India 6.0%, South Korea 3.9%, Vietnam 2.2% and England 1.6%. 52.4% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 8.9%, Korean 4.0%, Vietnamese 3.0%, Hindi 2.4% and Cantonese 2.0%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 34.5% and Catholic 19.0%.[1]


The Gungahlin suburb is underlain by the middle Silurian age Canberra Formation. Most of this is slaty shale and mudstone. But there are also a couple of bands of ashstone in the south and north west. The structure of the rock has been folded by anticlines and a syncline with a north east direction. The Gungahlin Fault is parallel to the folds and passes through the east of the town center. To the south it passes through Crace, Kaleen, Bruce and Aranda where it stops at the Deakin Fault. The Gungahlin Fault is also parallel to the Winslade Fault and is no doubt connected with it. In the north east direction it passes out of the ACT northern end and ends near the Sullivans Fault.[3]


Aerial view from north west
  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Gungahlin (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Corbell, Simon (17 June 2011). "Minister to officially open $13 million Gungahlin Public Library" (Press release). Archived from the original on 21 February 2014.
  3. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.