Macnamara, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Macnamara is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°12′51″S 148°58′58″E / 35.21417°S 148.98278°E / -35.21417; 148.98278Coordinates: 35°12′51″S 148°58′58″E / 35.21417°S 148.98278°E / -35.21417; 148.98278
Population0 (SAL 2021)[1]
Territory electorate(s)Ginninderra
Federal division(s)Fenner
Suburbs around Macnamara:
Parkwood (NSW) Parkwood (NSW) Belconnen (district)
Coree (district) Macnamara Belconnen (district)
Coree (district) Strathnairn Strathnairn

Macnamara (postcode: 2615) is a suburb in the Belconnen district of Canberra, located within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The suburb is part of the West Belconnen / Parkwood cross-border development near the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales border.[3]


Macnamara is situated in the Ngunnawal traditional Aboriginal country.[4] The origin of the suburb name is from Dame Jean Macnamara, an Australian medical doctor and scientist. Jean Macnamara was a highly regarded individual for her work at the Royal Children's Hospital in Parkville, Victoria, as well as her work in the development of polio vaccines. The suburb was gazetted in 2016.[5]


The development of the suburb is a joint project titled Ginninderry by the Australian Capital Territory government and Riverview Developments. The development is to include housing, retail and community infrastructure.[3] Macnamara has also been designated as a cat containment suburb by the ACT government.[6][7]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Macnamara (Suburb and Locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Macnamara Postcode". Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b "New West Belconnen suburbs named Strathnairn and Macnamara". 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ "D3: Ngunawal / Ngunnawal". Federal government: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  5. ^ Public Place Names (Belconnen District) Determination 2016 Australian Capital Territory
  6. ^ "Suburban Land Agency | News | Cat containment areas expand to protect Canberra's native wildlife". Archived from the original on 29 March 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  7. ^ Domestic Animals (Cat Containment) Declaration 2019 (No 1) Australian Capital Territory 5 April 2019