Harrison, Australian Capital Territory

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates 35°11′51″S 149°9′16″E / 35.19750°S 149.15444°E / -35.19750; 149.15444Coordinates: 35°11′51″S 149°9′16″E / 35.19750°S 149.15444°E / -35.19750; 149.15444
Population 4,441 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,480/km2 (3,830/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2914
Elevation 612 m (2,008 ft)
Area 3.0 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
District Gungahlin
Territory electorate(s) Yerrabi
Federal Division(s) Fenner
Suburbs around Harrison:
Gungahlin Gungahlin
Franklin Harrison Kenny
Harrison Green flats

Harrison is a suburb of the district of Gungahlin in Canberra, Australia. The suburb is named after the former city planner Peter Harrison, who was instrumental in reviving Walter Burley Griffin's plan for the National Capital. The suburb is adjacent to the suburbs of Franklin, Gungahlin, Throsby, Kenny and the industrial estate Mitchell. Harrison's place names reflects those of "natural features, waterfalls, plains, tablelands and plateaux".[2] The suburb is located approximately 2 km east of the Gungahlin Town Centre and about 10 km from the centre of Canberra.


Name Suburb Type District Opened Website Notes
Harrison School Harrison Public Gungahlin 2008 Website K-10
Mother Teresa Primary School Harrison Catholic Gungahlin 2010 Website K-2
Harrison Early Childhood Centre Harrison Private Gungahlin 2010 Website K-2


Name Address PlayGym
Eric Mawson St, Harrison ACT 2914 Yes
Carrick Park Turtle Rock St, Harrison ACT 2914 No
Mullion Park Tanami St, Harrison ACT 2914 Yes
Moonlight St, Harrison ACT 2914 Yes


Harrison is underlaid mostly by the Canberra Formation mudstone or volcanics from the late middle Silurian age. Near the eastern corner is an outcrop of the Ainslie Volcanics dacite or andesite.[3]


Harrison and Franklin aerial view from north east
  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Harrison (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  2. "Suburb Name search results". ACT Environment and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  3. Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.
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