Hackett, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Hackett IBMap-MJC.png
Population2,991 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,570/km2 (4,080/sq mi)
Area1.9 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
DistrictNorth Canberra
Territory electorate(s)Kurrajong
Federal Division(s)Canberra
Suburbs around Hackett:
Watson Watson Canberra Nature Park
Dickson Hackett Canberra Nature Park
Ainslie Canberra Nature Park Canberra Nature Park

Hackett is a northeast suburb of Canberra. It was named after Sir John Winthrop Hackett (1848–1916), who was a newspaper editor and worker for the Federation of Australia. Streets in Hackett are named after scientists.[2]

Hackett is next to Watson, Dickson and Ainslie. It is bounded by Antill Street and Philip Avenue, and the Canberra Nature Park of Mount Ainslie/Mount Majura, with Mount Majura located behind Hackett to the east. Hackett has a neighbourhood oval, and shopping centre.

Hackett sign
Hackett oval

Particular street names[edit]


Aerial view of Hackett from north east

Calcareous shales from the Canberra Formation is overlain by Quaternary alluvium. This rock is the limestone of the original title of Canberra "Limestone Plains". The higher eastern side of Hackett is on top of the lowest layer of the Ainslie Volcanics, a grey Dacite and other erupted particles such as agglomerate and tuff.[6]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hackett (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ Cecil Thomas Madigan
  4. ^ Albert Cherbury David Rivett
  5. ^ Ernest Willington Skeats
  6. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.

Coordinates: 35°14′53″S 149°09′46″E / 35.24806°S 149.16278°E / -35.24806; 149.16278