Philip is one of the suburbs of Canberra located in the district of Wooden Valley, and contains the main commercial centre. The suburb was named in the honor of Arthur Philip, the first Governor of New South Wales.

Population and Postcode

The estimated residential population in Philip as of 2011 census was 2,082. About 53% of the dwellings have been living in flats and the remaining people are living in semi-detached, terraces or townhouses. The postcode of this suburb is 2606.


The land are of this suburb covers only 2.6 km2. Suburbs which are surrounded by Philip are Lyons to the north-west, Chifley to the west, Pearce to the south-west, Curtin to the north, Mawson to the south, Hughes to the north-east, Garran to the east and O’Malley to the south-east.

Commercial, College and Significance

Moreover, the suburb is regarded as the commercial and geographical centre of Wooden Valley, includes many important facilities, as well as there are number of sporting facilities. In addition, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is located in this suburb. It is interestiang to note that the some of the houses in Swinger Hill are listed by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects as significant 20th century architecture, also were given the heritage listings in the ACT in 2011.