Address & Contact
Emu Bank Dr
Belconnen ACT 2617
Belconnen is the second town centre of Canberra
ACT. Although the district name of Belconnen was was not gazetted until March 1966 the name had been associated with the locality since the days of the early settlers. Europeans farmers were in the area from the mid 1800s and some traces of agricultural activity remain. Before then it had been the home of the Ngunnawal people. Urban development commenced in 1967 and by 2011 the Belconnen population
had reached 92,444.
Today, Belconnen has a university, the University of Canberra
, a campus of the Canberra
Institute of Technology, the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra
Stadium (home of the Canberra
Raiders-RL, ARL premiers 1989, 1990 and 1994 and ACT Brumbies-RU, premiers Super 12 in 2001 and 2004!!!). Bruce Indoor Stadium and a major public hospital (Calvary). Government offices headquartered in Belconnen include the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), ComSuper and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The centre of Belconnen is Lake Ginninderra, which has on its southern shore the Belconnen mall and a number of other retail premises. Belconnen Fresh Food Markets is home to the Giant Mushroom playground, featuring a six metre high pink, yellow and blue mushroom.