Sitting to the northwest of the Canberra CBD, Belconnen is a large, well established district bordered to the east and south-east by the Bruce Ridge and the northern slopes of Black Mountain, much of which has been preserved as nature reserves.
The MarketBelconnen has loads of solid 70’s retro charm and every amenity needed to support a 21st century lifestyle
You’ll fall in love withSpacious suburban streets that are safe and all the convenience of the big city, close to home
The LifestyleA wonderfully liveable suburb with quality infrastructure and a caring, family-friendly community
For the kidsEducational options abound and if you’re so inclined, the kids don’t even have to leave home when it’s time to head off to uni!
Belconnen has loads of solid 70’s retro charm and every amenity needed to support a 21st century lifestyle
Canberra’s second ‘satellite city’, the substantial locale that is Belconnen was built throughout the 1970s. Its town centre is on the shores of Lake Ginninderra and is home to a recently re-developed Westfield shopping centre with an extensive range of retail stores, a dining precinct and many government departments.
The majority of the residential suburbs are predominantly characterised by detached single family homes on suburban blocks, with pockets of medium density housing units or town houses. The district continues to grow with the development of Lawson and a new suburb planned in West Belconnen that offers a variety of sites and dwelling sizes. If you like to be close to the action but still want some room to breathe, Belconnen is an excellent choice.
Suburbs: Aranda, Belconnen, Bruce, Charnwood, Cook, Dunlop, Evatt, Florey, Flynn, Fraser, Giralang, Gooromon, Hawker, Higgins, Holt, Kaleen, Latham, Lawson, Macgregor, Macquarie, McKellar, Melba, Page, Scullin, Spence, Weetangera.
You’ll fall in love with
Spacious suburban streets that are safe and all the convenience of the big city, close to home
Bruce – he’s fantastic! Rather the suburb of Bruce, which has more facilities than you can shake a stick at: Calvary Hospital, a privately operated public hospital, the University of Canberra, the Canberra Institute of Technology, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Canberra Stadium.
The spectacular, uplifting view from the top of the Pinnacle Nature Reserve and the peaceful environs of Lake Ginninderra.
A wonderfully liveable suburb with quality infrastructure and a caring, family-friendly community
You can almost traverse the entire district without stepping foot on any concrete, such is the extensive linked network of green spaces, parks and sports fields and there are handy village shopping centres everywhere, including Macquarie, Holt, Charnwood, Hawker and Kaleen.
A number of key arterial roads running through the district easily connect residents to the city or other districts within Canberra.
Belconnen Town Centre hosts a number of government department head offices including the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Broadcasting Authority.
For the kids
Educational options abound and if you’re so inclined, the kids don’t even have to leave home when it’s time to head off to uni!
23 preschools, 19 primary schools, 5 high schools and 3 senior colleges. Plus, the University of Canberra and Canberra Institute of Technology. There are also 8 religious schools and one government special school for students with disabilities. Prominent schools include Radford College and Canberra High. Belconnen is home to only the government operated Year 7–12 school (Melba Copland Secondary School).