If you’d like to live in a quiet suburb in Canberra’s north, with easy access to Belconnen and the City, and lots of green space to enjoy, Evatt could be the suburb for you.
Many homes in Evatt also enjoy views of Lake Ginninderra, the Brindabella Mountains and Black Mountains.
Thinking about visiting or moving to Evatt? Here’s what you need to know.
Background and history
Evatt is named after Herbert Vere Evatt, a former Justice of the High Court of Australia. The Belconnen suburb is home to about 5000 people and is bordered by McKellar, Belconnen, Florey, Melba and Spence.
Evatt Shops on Heydon Crescent has an IGA, newsagent, pharmacy, bakery, dentist and Ruby’s Café & Bar.
Places of interest and things to do
- Visit Lake Ginninderra Weir. Lake Ginninderra Weir, located in Evatt between William Webb Drive and Ginninderra Drive, has a bike track for kids, barbeques and some play equipment.
- Kick a ball at a local oval. There are three neighbourhood ovals in Evatt: Evatt Neighbourhood Oval, South West Evatt Oval and St. Monica’s Primary School oval.
There are three primary schools in Evatt: Evatt Primary School, Miles Franklin Primary School and St. Monica’s Primary School. Melba Copland Secondary School is the feeder high school for students living in Evatt.
- Median age: 37 years
- Median weekly household income: $2059
- Median weekly rent: $381
- Houses vs. apartments: 96.3% houses
- Suburb sales record (excludes land sales): $1.127 million in 2018
Source: 2016 Census.
Do you live, or have you previously lived, in Evatt? What are your favourite things about the suburb? What advice would you give to people considering moving there? Share your thoughts in the comments below.