Thinking about visiting or moving to Ngunnawal in Canberra’s north? Here’s what you need to know.
Background and history
Ngunnawal is one of Canberra’s northernmost suburbs, bordered by Casey, Amaroo, Gungahlin and Palmerston.
It is named after the local inhabitants of the region, the Ngunnawal people. Many of the streets in Ngunnawal relate to Indigenous Australian culture.
There are two local shops in Ngunnawal. The Ngunnawal Shopping Centre offers various amenities including a supermarket, bakery, takeaway and pharmacy. There is also an IGA on Mirrabei Drive.
Ngunnawal is a six-minute drive from Marketplace Gungahlin, which offers an extensive range of shops, eateries and local services.
Places of interest and things to do
- Visit the Gold Creek Homestead. This 140 year old building dates back to the 1840s, when English labourer Anthony Rolfe and his family established a sprawling property on the homestead and surrounds.
- Enjoy one of Ngunnawal’s many playgrounds. There are plenty of places to take the kids for a run around in Ngunnawal, with playgrounds and nature reserves dotted throughout the suburb.
Ngunnawal Primary School is a public school that caters to students from preschool to Year 6.
- Median age: 31 years
- Median weekly household income: $1940
- Median weekly rent: $380
- Houses vs. apartments: 67% houses; 15% apartments and 17.7% townhouses
- Suburb sales record (excludes land sales): $1,402,500 in 2017.
Source: 2016 Census.
Do you live, or have you previously lived, in Ngunnawal? 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.