Belconnen is one of the suburbs of Canberra, and it is the most inner suburb of the largest district. The suburb was established in the year 1983. The suburb is bordered by Ginninderra Drive, Aikman Drive, Eastern Valley Way, Belconnen Way and Coulter Drive. Furthermore, the suburb has many parks such as Margaret Timpson Park, Eastern Valley Oval, Lake Ginninberra foreshores, Diddams Close Park and John Knight Memorial Park.

Population and Postcode

The estimated population in Belconnen as of 2011 census was 4,437 and the postcode of this suburb is 2617.


Suburbs which are surrounded by Belconnen are Evatt to the north-west, Florey to the west, Page to the south-west, Mckellat to the north, Macquarie to the south, Lawson to the noth-east, Bruce to the east and Arand to the South-east.

Residential areas

The suburb encompasses two residential development areas (Emu Ridge and Ginninderaa Heights), and apartment buildings. It is quite interesting to note that the name was given to these residential areas are based on the house density.


The suburb has a major commercial centre, named Belconnen Town Centre. It encompasses the major shopping centre, Belconnen Mall, government buildings like Cameron offices, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Department of Immigration and Citizenship, as well as three bus stations.