Belconnen Suburb

Belconnen Suburb

INTRO

Belconnen 2617 is a thriving and vibrant community, about 7km northwest of the Canberra CBD. It is also one of Canberra’s best connected town centres with fast and direct access to the CBD and beyond, linking major road and public transport networks.

Sharing the name with the larger district of Belconnen, Canberra, the suburb of Belconnen is surrounded by Lake Ginninderra, with rich amenities and services including shopping, entertainment, business, recreation and education – perfect for families and young people. 

Categorised by its growing population, growing demand and ample amenity, Belconnen is in the midst of a dynamic transformation.

THE BEST OF BELCONNEN

 

Located 7 kilometres to the north west of the Canberra CBD, a roughly 17-minute drive, Belconnen is home to several important Government offices headquarters. It is also home to Canberra Stadium, the Australian Institute of sport and University of Canberra, which provides endless job opportunities for the locals. 

As one of Canberra’s largest town centres, Belconnen has easy access to the CBD and beyond via major roads and public transport networks. A large bus interchange across the road from  the Westfield Shopping Centre and the proposed express busway, the city centre is just a short stroll away. 

The ACT’s major roads such as William Hovell Dr and Belconnen Way are easily accessible by car.

As one of the most vibrant town centers in Canberra, Belconnen is ideal for professionals, young professionals, small families, families.

More than 40% of the area’s population was born overseas, turning the suburb into the sixth highest foreign born suburbs in Canberra with a rich multicultural mix, great cuisine and culture that lights up the area. 

There are also plenty of options for schooling, with excellent facilities and academic achievement throughout the suburb and the district, making it a good place to raise a family

In Belconnen, whether it’s work, shop or play, whichever way you stroll an exciting array of choices awaits. 

Belconnen is one of Canberra’s most bustling shopping destinations with famous Belconnen Fresh Food Markets and Belconnen Westfield. Trendy bars, classic pubs and buzzing clubs can be found within easily-walkable radius in Belconnen, with a rich world of cuisine on your doorstep. 

Home to Lake Ginninderra and extensive network of bicycle and jogging paths, Belconnen provides endless options when it comes to relax and unwind

Key Stats

REGION

The District of Belconnen

POPULATION

6,657

TIME TO CBD

17 min

NEAREST TRAIN STATION

Bus interchange at Westfield Shopping Centre

MEDIAN PROPERTY PRICE

House: $600,000 Unit: $441,000

MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE

House: $495 PW Unit: $475 PW

Location

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STATISTICS

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Belconnen 2617 is located in The District of Belconnen, home to Lake Ginninderra. Belconnen is bounded by the Ginninderra Dr in the north, Coulter Dr in the east, the Belconnen Way in the south, and Aikman Dr in the west. The 2020 Estimated Resident Population for Belconnen is 6,657, with a population density of 1,247 persons per square km. .

  • LGA: The District of Belconnen

  • Boundaries:
  • Canberra Tracks - Emu Bank Homestead
  • Canberra Tracks - Weetangera School
  • Canberra Tracks - Egg Cartons
  • Connectivity

    5MIN

    to Calvary Public and Private Hospitals

    5MIN

    to University of Canberra

    6MIN

    to Australian Institute of Sport

    12MIN

    to The Australian National University

    17MIN

    to Canberra CBD

    20MIN

    to Canberra International & Domestic Airport

    People

    Lifestyle

    Belconnen is very popular for families and young professionals, as everything you need is at your fingertips. Lake Ginninderra, Westfield Belconnen, cafe and dining precinct, culture and entertainment, school and university, Belconnen has it all. 

    Amenities

    Schools / Education

    There are plenty of options for schooling in Belconnen and the surrounding suburbs, including 23 preschool, 19 primary schools, 5 highschools and 3 colleges, all with excellent quality and achievement.

    • Belconnen Early Childhood Centre
    • Papilio Early Learning Bruce
    • Bright Minds Academy
    • Guardian Childcare & Education Bruce
    • Sage Education and Childcare Belconnen
    • Macquarie Child Care Centre
    • Maribyrnong Primary School
    • Melba Copland Secondary School –  the only Goverment-operated Year 7-12 school in the ACT
    • Belconnen High School
    • Canberra Highschool
    • University of Canberra
    • Unity College
    • Hawker College

    Healthcare

    Hospitals

    University of Canberra Hospital

    Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

    Medical Centres

    Belconnen Medical Centre

    Belconnen Health Centre

    Ochre Medical Centre Bruce

    UC Health Clinics University of Canberra

    Florey Medical Centre

    Other Health Professionals

    North Canberra Family Practice – Local Canberra Doctors

    Tristar Medical Group Bruce

    Ginninderra Medical & Dental Centre

    Retail Precincts

    Westfield Belconnen, the largest shopping centre in Canberra, is located right in the centre of Belconnen, offering residents a variety of choices and everyday groceries. 

    Boasting department stores, supermarkets, a HOYTS cinema and featuring more than 270 speciality stores, Westfield Belconnen is your one-stop shop hub for shopping, fun and relaxation. 

    Key tenants include Aldi, Woolworth, JB Hi Fi, Kmart with a variety of banks such as ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB, St George and Westpac.

    Since 1976 Belconnen Fresh Food Markets have been synonymous with Canberra’s finest selection of locally grown foods and produce.

    Open from Wednesday to Sunday on Lathlain St, the Markets is a great place to source fresh and local produce. They’re always a hub of activity, especially on weekends, with more than 31 stores to explore.

    Belconnen town centre is a hub for shopping, dining and cafe options, with a rich world of cuisine on your doorstep. 

    If you’re looking to enjoy a drink with family, friends or perhaps a client or workmates, you’ll never have to go far – or thirsty at Belconnen. 

    There is also plenty to do in the Belconnen community, with a reclining seat cinema, a number of gyms, yoga studios and a lakeside skatepark that’s bustling well into the night.

    Suburb Market Report

    MEDIAN PROPERTY PRICE

    House: $600,000 Unit: $441,000

    MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE

    House: $495 PW Unit: $475 PW

    MEDIAN RENTAL YIELD

    House: 3.9%%
    Unit: 5.6%

    VACANCY RATE

    0.9%

    ANNUAL GROWTH RATE

    House: 8.4%
    Unit: 0.5%

    NUMBER OF PROPERTIES LISTED

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