O'Malley, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
OMalley IBMap-MJC.png
Coordinates 35°21′09″S 149°06′31″E / 35.35250°S 149.10861°E / -35.35250; 149.10861Coordinates: 35°21′09″S 149°06′31″E / 35.35250°S 149.10861°E / -35.35250; 149.10861
Population 991 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 381/km2 (987/sq mi)
Established 1973
Postcode(s) 2606
Area 2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
District Woden Valley
Territory electorate(s) Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around O'Malley:
Phillip Garran Mount Mugga Mugga
Phillip O'Malley Canberra Nature Park
Mawson Isaacs

O'Malley (postcode: 2606) is a suburb in the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory district of Woden Valley. At the 2016 census, O'Malley had a population of 991 people.[1] There are numerous embassies in O'Malley. In 2011, 42.8% of the population was foreign-born, the fifth-highest for any Canberra suburb.[2]

The suburb is named after King O'Malley, who was the politician who arranged the competition for a design for Canberra. Streets in O'Malley are named with Aboriginal words.[3]


In the 2016 Census, there were 991 people in O'Malley. 52.0% of people were born in Australia and 52.9% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 27.4% and No Religion 20.0%.[1]


Deakin Volcanics green-grey and purple rhyodacite are under the suburb. To the east in the valley bottom is Deakin Volcanics purple and green tuff and up the slopes of Mount Mugga Mugga are Deakin Volcanics coarse dark purple rhyodacite.[4]


Embassies and High Commissions in O'Malley
 Bangladesh  Chile  Croatia  Czech Republic  Ecuador
 Eritrea  Georgia  Iran  Iraq  Kuwait
 Laos  Libya  Mongolia  Malta  Pakistan
 Palestine  Portugal  Romania  Samoa  Serbia
 Slovakia  United Arab Emirates  Uganda  Venezuela  Vietnam
Embassy of Libya in O'Malley.
High Commission of Bangladesh in O'Malley.


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "O'Malley (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Where do migrants live? (4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2014)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  4. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.