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Division Profile

  • Division name: Canberra
  • State: Australian Capital Territory
  • Name derivation: A locality name derived from an Aboriginal word which is held to mean 'meeting place'.
  • Size & Location description: Canberra covers an area of approximately 1 921 sq km including Capital Hill and adjacent suburbs, Weston Creek, Woden Valley, Stromlo, Tuggeranong, Oaks Estate, the industrial areas of Fyshwick and Hume and the remainder of the ACT to the south and west of the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo Rivers. Those Norfolk Island residents entitled to enrol in the Australian Capital Territory are enrolled in the Division of Canberra.
  • Products/industries of the area: Mainly residential with some light industry at Fyshwick and Hume, tourism and retail industries.
  • First proclaimed/election: 1974 (Prior to 1974 - Australian Capital Territory.)
  • Demographic rating Inner Metropolitan