Stirling, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Stirling playing fields.jpg
Stirling playing fields
Stirling is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°20′56″S 149°03′00″E / 35.349°S 149.050°E / -35.349; 149.050Coordinates: 35°20′56″S 149°03′00″E / 35.349°S 149.050°E / -35.349; 149.050
Population2,134 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,640/km2 (4,250/sq mi)
Area1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
DistrictWeston Creek
Territory electorate(s)Murrumbidgee
Federal division(s)Bean
Suburbs around Stirling:
Holder Weston Weston
Rivett Stirling Waramanga
Chapman Chapman Fisher

Stirling is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. It is located in the Weston Creek district.

The suburb is named after Sir James Stirling (1791–1865) who was the first Governor of Western Australia between 1829–1839 and established settlements at Perth and Fremantle in 1829.[2] The suburb was gazetted in 1970.[2] Its streets are named after Western Australian pioneers.[3]

Stirling contains the Weston Campus of the Canberra College, which is located on Fremantle Drive.


Deakin Volcanics red-purple and green grey rhyodacite with spherulitic texture cover most of Stirling except for Laidlaw Volcanics pale to dark grey tuff on the southernmost quarter. Quaternary Alluvium covers the south west quarter.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Stirling (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 14 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Finding Aid: Suburbs and their Names" (PDF). Archives ACT. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  4. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.