List of Canberra suburbs

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This is a list of suburbs in the city of Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Suburbs are listed according to the districts in which they are located. Town centres, Group Centres, or suburbs containing group centres, appear in bold. (Some group centres or town centres have names differing from those of the suburbs in which they are located, in which case there may be a separate article listed beside the suburbs.) The date of gazettal of the suburb is appended to its entry.

For a description of Canberra's suburbs and urban hierarchy, including districts, town centres and suburbs, see Suburbs of Canberra


^ denotes suburbs which have been planned, but not yet been opened or settled
Kippax Fair, a suburban shopping centre located in the suburb of Holt
Jamison Plaza, located in the suburb of Macquarie, before its refurbishment

Canberra Central[edit]


^ denotes suburbs which have been planned, but not yet been opened or settled



Molonglo Valley[edit]

Planned suburbs as of 18 June 2012[1][2]

^ denotes suburbs which have been planned, but not yet been opened or settled


Weston Creek[edit]

Woden Valley[edit]

Former suburbs[edit]

In 1927 the provisional suburbs of Canberra were renamed to honour the leaders of Federation, and to retain the earlier names in the district; with the exception of Mugga (the proposed renaming of Red Hill) the new names were gazetted in 1928.[3]

  • Ainslie was renamed Braddon
  • South Ainslie was renamed Reid
  • North Ainslie was renamed Ainslie
  • Blandfordia was renamed Forrest
  • Causeway became part of Kingston
  • Eastlake was renamed Kingston
  • Manuka and South Blandfordia were combined and renamed Griffith
  • Telopea Park was renamed Barton
  • Westridge was renamed Yarralumla


  • Hall, District of Hall (technically a separate town)
  • Harman, District of Jerrabomberra (navy base)
  • Pierces Creek (former forestry settlement)
  • Tharwa, District of Paddys River (technically a separate town)
  • Uriarra (former forestry settlement)
  • Williamsdale, small town in the district of Tuggeranong


  1. ^ Barr, Andrew. "First three suburbs of Molonglo named" (Press release). Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Corbell, Simon. "Canberra's heritage reflected in new suburb names" (Press release). Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Suburbs - Proposed New Names". The Canberra Times. 16 December 1927. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 

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