Harrison, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Light rail construction on Flemington Road, Harrison, Canberra.jpg
Light rail construction on Flemington Road, Harrison
Harrison is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°11′51″S 149°9′16″E / 35.19750°S 149.15444°E / -35.19750; 149.15444Coordinates: 35°11′51″S 149°9′16″E / 35.19750°S 149.15444°E / -35.19750; 149.15444
Population7,687 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,560/km2 (6,640/sq mi)
Elevation612 m (2,008 ft)
Area3.0 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Territory electorate(s)Yerrabi
Federal Division(s)Fenner
Suburbs around Harrison:
Gungahlin Gungahlin
Franklin Harrison Kenny

Harrison is a suburb of the district of Gungahlin in Canberra, Australia. The suburb is named after the former city planner Peter Harrison, who was instrumental in reviving Walter Burley Griffin's plan for the National Capital. The suburb is adjacent to the suburbs of Franklin, Gungahlin, Throsby, Kenny and the industrial estate Mitchell. Harrison's place names reflects those of "natural features, waterfalls, plains, tablelands and plateaux".[2] The suburb is located approximately 2 km east of the Gungahlin Town Centre and about 10 km from the centre of Canberra.

After the launch of Light Rail on 20 April by ACT government,[3] Harrison residents can enjoy the benefits of Light Rail from any of the Flemington Road stops.


Name Suburb Type District Opened Website Notes
Harrison School Harrison Public Gungahlin 2008 Website K-10
Mother Teresa Primary School Harrison Catholic Gungahlin 2010 Website K-6
Harrison Early Childhood Centre Harrison Private Gungahlin 2010 Website K-2


Harrison Green flats
Harrison and Franklin aerial view from north east
Address PlayGym
Eric Mawson St, Harrison ACT 2914 No
Turtle Rock St, Harrison ACT 2914 No
Tanami St, Harrison ACT 2914 No
Moonlight St, Harrison ACT 2914 No


Harrison is underlaid mostly by the Canberra Formation mudstone or volcanics from the late middle Silurian age. Near the eastern corner is an outcrop of the Ainslie Volcanics dacite or andesite.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Harrison (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 27 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. ^ https://www.transport.act.gov.au/about-us/public-transport-options/light-rail/light-rail-launch-event
  4. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.