Mitchell, Australian Capital Territory

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates 35°13′09″S 149°08′06″E / 35.2192874°S 149.134957°E / -35.2192874; 149.134957Coordinates: 35°13′09″S 149°08′06″E / 35.2192874°S 149.134957°E / -35.2192874; 149.134957
Population 6 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 0.81/km2 (2.10/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2911
Area 7.4 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
District Gungahlin
Territory electorate(s) Yerrabi
Federal Division(s) Fenner
Suburbs around Mitchell:
Franklin Harrison
Mitchell Kenny
Kaleen Lyneham

Mitchell (postcode: 2911) is a light-industrial estate of Canberra, Australia in the district of Gungahlin. Mitchell was named in honour of Major Sir Thomas Livingston Mitchell, an explorer of inland New South Wales and Surveyor-General of New South Wales. The streets in Mitchell are named after Australian industrialists.[2]

Despite there being no housing developments, on Census night 2011, Mitchell had a population of 6 people.[1]

It is commonly believed by Canberra residents that the suburb of Mitchell contains Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) and also Thoroughbred Park (Canberra Racecourse). In fact, these facilities are located in the neighbouring suburb of Lyneham.

Mitchell is one of the two areas in Canberra where brothels may legally operate, along with Fyshwick. Mitchell also has other adult entertainment industry shops and one strip club.

Mitchell viewed from the north


Rocks under Mitchell are from the Silurian age. Mitchell is built over calcareous shale of the Canberra Formation. From the south to Crace Hill is green-grey to reddish dacite.[3]


  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Mitchell (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.; Matveev, G. (1980). Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs (Map). 1:50000.

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