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See Lawson Differently

See Lawson Differently

Lawson is a well-positioned suburb, close to University of Canberra, Belconnen Mall and Lake Ginninderra. Photo: Region Media.

Location, location, location! The new residential suburb of Lawson is well-positioned directly across from the University of Canberra, a stone’s throw from Belconnen’s thriving town centre and Lake Ginninderra.

There’s easy access to major arterial roads to the city and Gungahlin and while there are already parks, playgrounds, cycleways and pathways, there’s still much more to come as the suburb develops.

Thinking about visiting or moving to Lawson? Here’s what you need to know.

Background and history

Lawson is a new residential estate bordered by Ginninderra Drive, Lake Ginninderra and Baldwin Drive. When complete, it will provide more than 2,000 homes, with many being single house blocks.

See Lawson Differently

The entrance to the suburb is decorated with poetry by its namesake, Australian writer and bush poet Henry Lawson. Photo: Region Media.


At this stage there are no shops planned for Lawson. The good news is that some of Canberra’s best dining areas, shopping precincts and recreational areas are only minutes away.

Places of interest and things to do

  • Wander down to Lake Ginninderra. It’s a top spot for a picnic or swim, and has a great kids play area, paddling enclosure, barbecues and toilets.
  • Head to Westfield Belconnen for some retail therapy or food fix. Not far from Lawson is the bustling Belconnen precinct, where you can shop til you drop, plenty of places to get a caffeine fix, and an almost endless choice of places to eat.
See Lawson Differently

Don’t forget to check out the community park. Photo: Region Media.


There are no schools in Lawson, but neighbouring suburbs offer numerous educational options for students in the region.

Quick facts

  • Median age: 27 years
  • Median weekly household income: $ 2,437
  • Median weekly rent: $375
  • Houses vs. apartments: 100% houses (there are some apartments now, but the census data hasn’t caught up)
  • Suburb sales record (excludes land sales): $ 1,255,000 in 2017

Source: 2016 Census.

Do you live, or have you previously lived, in Lawson? 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.

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