Watson Suburb Info

Watson sits around 10km from the Canberra CBD and houses several schools, a university campus, a shopping centre and a couple of television studios. Access to the city centre is good, with Northbourne Avenue bordering the north of the suburb. Watson is named after the third Prime Minister of Australia, John Christian Watson. The suburb name was gazetted on 7 April 1960.  Streets in Watson are named after Australian judges and other legal professionals.


Distance to City GPO: 0.7 km

Closest Major Shopping Centre: CANBERRA CENTRE - 5.6 km

Closest hospital: CALVARY PRIVATE HOSPITAL - 6.6 km

Closest Educational Institutions

Primary School: MAJURA PRIMARY - 0.6 km

High School: LYNEHAM HIGH, LYNEHAM - 3.3 km

College: DICKSON COLLEGE - 1.6 km


Suburb Profile

Houses: 60.5%

Townhouses: 16.6%

Flats & units: 22.9%

Average age: 35 years

Population: 5,121