North Canberra, also known as the ‘Inner North’ is located to the north and east of Canberra’s City, to the north of Lake Burley Griffin and south of Mount Ainslie.
The MarketApartments to heritage listed houses on cleverly planned streets and suburbs, there is a dwelling to suit every urban lifestyle
You’ll fall in love withThe heart of Canberra for food, culture, science and history. The soul of Canberra with beautiful outdoor spaces and vibrant communities, many undergoing renewal.
The LifestylePerfect for people who love having everything on their doorstep – work and play, study and shopping.
For the kidsSports ovals, community libraries and an impressive choice of schools are dotted throughout the Inner North.
Apartments to heritage listed houses on cleverly planned streets and suburbs, there is a dwelling to suit every urban lifestyle
Housing Canberra’s oldest suburbs, some of which are heritage listed, the leafy and established area of Canberra’s Inner North is located closest to the central business, dining, entertainment and retail precinct of Canberra, known as Civic. The area consists of 13 suburbs which offer accommodation ranging from almost exclusively apartment-style living in the inner ‘burbs to quiet streets lined with large family homes just a stone’s throw out. From the hum of the hip city heart to the shady local village centres with their wide range of amenities, this district is interspersed with nature reserves, parks and significant national monuments and gardens. Shopping, dining, culture and Australian history: you’ll be hard pressed ignore the charms of the Inner North!
Suburbs making up the Inner North include: Acton, Ainslie, Braddon, Campbell, Civic, Dickson, Lyneham, O’Connor, Turner & Watson
You’ll fall in love with
The heart of Canberra for food, culture, science and history. The soul of Canberra with beautiful outdoor spaces and vibrant communities, many undergoing renewal.
The innovative cultural precinct that is NewActon, which will whet the appetite of anyone who loves design, creativity and originality and right next door is Braddon – Canberra’s ever-changing shopping and foodie precinct where you’ll find a mingled assortment of boutiques, cafes, bakeries, restaurants and bars.
Science and nature experiences second to none: the Inner North hosts the CSIRO Discovery Centre, the National Botanic Gardens and the National Museum of Australia and of course, you can enjoy the beauty of Lake Burley Griffin and trails in Mount Majura nature reserve all day every day.
Here’s a quirky fact for you: the area the suburb of Downer now occupies was used as a medical opium poppy plantation during the years of the Second World War!
Perfect for people who love having everything on their doorstep – work and play, study and shopping.
There are major commercial hubs not only in Civic but also around Dickson Centre which combines business with its village square feel and broad range of community facilities. Inner North boasts commuting flexibility and ease with its central location, proximity to highways and to Canberra airport.
If you love eating out and in particular enjoy a variety of cuisines, Inner North is the place to be. Innovative cafes, restaurants and food stalls abound in Civic and Braddon, whilst ethnic menus and Asian specialty stores jostle for space in the Woolley St area in Dickson. The suburb of Acton has a studious but eclectic vibe as it’s almost entirely devoted to the world class Australian National University.
Observe and absorb our nation’s military history all year around, with the Australian War Memorial, ANZAC Parade and the Australian Defence Force Academy all located here.
For the kids
Sports ovals, community libraries and an impressive choice of schools are dotted throughout the Inner North.
Inner North is well serviced by a breadth of school types from government to Catholic to independent. Primary schools include Campbell Primary, Ainslie North Primary, Ainslie School, Majura Primary, Lyneham Primary, Rosary Primary, St Joseph’s Primary, St Thomas More’s Primary and Blue Gum Community School.
Secondary schools Campbell High, Lyneham High, Dickson College are all government co-ed and there are two independent combined schools Brindabella Christian College (preschool to Y12) and Emmaus Christian School (preschool to Y10). Merici College is a Catholic girls secondary school and Daramalan College is co-ed.