Australian Capital Territory Suburb List



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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the home to Canberra, the Capital City of Australia.

The following are all suburbs of the ACT

Acton 2601
Ainslie 2602
Amaroo 2914
Aranda 2614
Banks 2906
Barton 2600
Belconnen 2617
Black Mountain 2601
Bonython 2905
Braddon 2612
Bruce 2617
Calwell 2905
Campbell 2612
Canberra 2600
Casey 2913
Causeway 2604
Chapman 2611
Charnwood 2615
Chifley 2606
Chisholm 2905
City 2601
Conder 2906
Cook 2614
Curtin 2605
Deakin 2600
Dickson 2602
Downer 2602
Duffy 2611
Dunlop 2615
Duntroon 2600
Evatt 2617
Fadden 2904
Farrer 2607
Fisher 2611
Florey 2615
Flynn 2615
Forde 2914
Forrest 2603
Franklin 2913
Fraser 2615
Fyshwick 2609
Garran 2605
Gilmore 2905
Ginninderra Village 2913
Giralang 2617
Gordon 2906
Gowrie 2904
Greenway 2900
Griffith 2603
Gungahlin 2912
Hackett 2602
Hall 2618
Harman 2600
Harrison 2914
Hawker 2614
Higgins 2615
HMAS Creswell 2540
Holder 2611
Holt 2615
Hughes 2605
Hume 2620
Isaacs 2607
Isabella Plains 2905
Jervis Bay 2540
Kaleen 2617
Kambah 2902
Kingston 2604
Latham 2615
Lawson 2617
Lyneham 2602
Lyons 2606
Macarthur 2904
Macgregor 2615
Macquarie 2614
Majura 2609
Manuka 2603
Mawson 2607
Mckellar 2617
Melba 2615
Mitchell 2911
Monash 2904
Mount Stromlo 2611
Narrabundah 2604
Ngunnawal 2913
Nicholls 2913
Oaks Estate 2620
O’Connor 2602
O’Malley 2606
Oxley 2903
Page 2614
Palmerston 2913
Parkes 2600
Pearce 2607
Phillip 2606
Pialligo 2609
Red Hill 2603
Reid 2612
Richardson 2905
Rivett 2611
Russell 2600
Scullin 2614
Spence 2615
Stirling 2611
Swinger Hill 2606
Symonston 2609
Tharwa 2620
Theodore 2905
Torrens 2607
Tuggeranong 2900
Turner 2612
Uriarra 2611
Wanniassa 2903
Waramanga 2611
Watson 2602
Weetangera 2614
Weston 2611
Weston Creek 2611
Williamsdale 2620
Woden 2606
Yarralumla 2600

Australian Capital Territory

Before European settlement the area now known as the ACT was inhabited by three Aboriginal tribes: the Ngunnawal, Walgalu, and Ngarigo.

White exploration and settlement did not occur until the 1820s. From 1824 onwards, settlements and homesteads, and ultimately some small townships such as Hall and Tharwa, were established in the area.

One homestead of special historical interest was Lambrigg, near Tharwa. This was the place in which William Farrer developed the rust-resistant Federationwheat strain that had a major beneficial effect on Australia’s wheat industry. Farrer died at Lambrigg in 1906.

When the constitution for the Commonwealth of Australia was being negotiated between the colonies, a point of contention between the colonies was the location of the national capital, with both Melbourne and Sydney claiming the right to be the capital. A compromise was reached whereby a separate capital city would be created in New South Wales, provided it was no closer than 100 miles to Sydney. Until such time as the new city was established, Melbourne was to be the temporary capital of Australia.


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The present site was chosen in 1908National Archives of Australia – Seat of Government Act 1908 (Cth), with additional territory at Jervis Bay (now a naval base on the NSW coast) allocated so the national capital could have a seaport. In 1909 New South Wales transferred the land for the territory to federal control and in 1910 an act of parliament created the legal framework for the territoryNational Archives of Australia – Seat of Government Acceptance Act 1909 (Cth)National Archives of Australia – Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910 (Cth). The Minister for Home Affairs, King O’Malley, who had charge of the legislation creating the ACT, also proposed a bill making the ACT an alcohol-free area. With his strong support, the bill became law later that year. O’Malley also pushed for a form of land tenure that restricted land holders to leasehold, rather than freehold, on the basis that this would stop land speculation and give the national government, as the lessor, more control over development. This too was adopted by the national Parliament. As of 2006 all land in the ACT is held on 99 year crown leases.

In 1911 an international design competition was held, which was won by Walter Burley Griffin. The official naming of Canberra and its official construction began on March 12, 1913.

The seat of the Federal Government officially moved to the ACT from Melbourne on the formal opening of the Provisional Parliament House on 9 May 1927. Among the first acts passed by the parliament in its new location was the repealing of the prohibition laws. At first the public service continued to be based in Melbourne, but the various departments were gradually moved to Canberra over many years.

The territory was initially known as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In 1938, the territory was formally named the Australian Capital Territory.

In a 1978 referendum, Canberrans rejected self-government by 63% of the vote Parliament@Work – At a Glance Australian Capital Territory. Despite this, in December 1988, the ACT was granted full self-government through an Act of the Commonwealth Parliament that made the ACT a body politic under the crownNational Archives of Australia – Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 (Cth). Following the first elections in February 1989, a 17-member Legislative Assembly sat at its offices in London Circuit, Civic, on May 11, 1989. The Australian Labor Party formed the ACT’s first government, led by the Chief Minister Rosemary Follett, who made history as Australia’s first female head of government.

Source: http://en.allexperts.com/e/a/au/australian_capital_territory.htm
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