Weston, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Weston IBMap-MJC.png
Coordinates 35°20′17″S 149°03′32″E / 35.338°S 149.059°E / -35.338; 149.059Coordinates: 35°20′17″S 149°03′32″E / 35.338°S 149.059°E / -35.338; 149.059
Population 3,254 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,050/km2 (2,720/sq mi)
Established 1970
Postcode(s) 2611
Area 3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
District Weston Creek
Territory electorate(s) Murrumbidgee
Federal Division(s) Canberra
Suburbs around Weston:
Stromlo Forest Stromlo Forest Curtin
Holder Weston Lyons
Stirling, Rivett Waramanga Chifley
Cooleman Court

Weston (postcode: 2611) is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. On Census night 2011, Weston had a population of 3,254 people.[1]

Weston was named after a former homestead built in the area sometime around 1835.[2] The Weston Creek grant was once held by Captain Edward Weston the Superintendent of the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney. Streets in Weston are named after artists.[2]

Suburb amenities[edit]

Weston Creek Centre[edit]

Weston contains the central shopping area of the Weston Creek district, which includes the Cooleman Court shopping centre. Other facilities in the Weston Creek centre include a post office, petrol station, restaurants, clubs, real estate agents and many other specialty shops.


Educational institutions[edit]

Australian Defence College[edit]

The Australian Defence College's Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies (CDSS) and Australian Command and Staff College (ACSC) are both located at Weston Creek.


Deakin Volcanics green grey and purple rhyodacite mostly covers Weston. The Deakin Volcanics green grey, purple and cream rhyolite can be seen between Parkinson St and Namatjira Drive and forms a large outcrop in the park to the east of Cooleman Court. A band of pink and green rhyolitic instrusive porphyry runs across Weston from west to east. It is fault uplifted on the southern side. Deakin Volcanics red-purple and green-grey rhyodacite with spherulitic texture is along Hindmarsh Drive on the southern border of the suburb.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Weston (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 February 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Henderson, G. A. M.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.