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Locality Guide - Phillip ACT


Location Description

Established in 1962 and positioned in the geographic centre of Canberra, Phillip was one of the first of Canberra's 'new' towns.

Today, it has its own town centre and is a major employment area for government and retail.

Around 7,200 people live in the suburbs of Chifley, Lyons, O'Malley, Phillip, Isaacs, Garran, Hughes, Pearce, Mawson, Torrens and Farrer.

Like most of Canberra, these suburbs are named after influential figures in our history.

Canberra is 293 km from Sydney, about 550 km from Melbourne and two hours drive from the south coast of NSW.


Visitors Centre

Canberra Visitors Centre
Northbourne Ave
(02) 62050044



Woden is home to a number of embassies, including those of Uruguay and Argentina.

The Canberra Nature Park is a system of parks and reserves covering over 6000 hectares of bushland.

Part of the park runs through Lyons and includes walking, cycling and horse riding tracks and trails.



Woden Valley has three major shopping centres, all with national food chains.

There are also 20 group centres with four or more small retail traders located in the 20 suburbs near Weston Creek and Woden Valley.

Woden Town Centre combines shopping, food and entertainment for residents and office workers.

Further afield, Canberra is well equipped with restaurants to suit most tastes and pockets.

Local clubs include:

Southern Cross Club
Woden Town Centre
(02) 62837200

Hellenic Club of Canberra
(02) 62810899



Woden Valley is well serviced by government owned buses with most suburban services taking passengers to the Woden town centre, a major interchange point.

Canberra's Action buses take Canberra residents around the capital.

A full list of timetables and routes is available at www.action.act.gov.au or by phoning 131710.



There are a number of private and public hospitals servicing Canberra and surrounding areas, including:

The Public Canberra Hospital
(02) 62442072

Queen Elizabeth II Family Centre
(02) 62052333

John James Memorial Hospital
(02) 62818100

Lidia Perin Memorial Hospital
(02) 62827755

The National Capital Private Hospital
(02) 62226666



Local pre-schols include:

Chifley Pre-School
(02) 62056633

Lyons Pre-School
(02) 62055694

Melrose Pre-School
(02) 62056644


Primary Schools

Local primary schools include:

St Peter & Paul Primary School
(02) 62811932

Chapman Primary School
(02) 62057300

Melrose Primary School
(02) 62056644

Rivett Primary School
(02) 62058088

Lyons Primary School
(02) 62055700


Secondary Schools

A number of secondary facilities operate thorughout the region, including:

Marist College
(02) 62867000



Canberra Nature Park has walking tracks for bush walking.

The parks in the area such as Phillip Oval, cater for a wide variety of sports including athletics, rugby league and soccer.

The prestigious Federal Golf Course is in the neighbouring suburb of Red Hill.

Woden has its own tenpin bowling alley:

AMF Woden Ten Pin Bowl
(02) 62823122


Offices Servicing this Area

LJ Hooker Weston Creek

23 Brierly Street


Phone: (02) 6288 8888