Rivett, Australian Capital Territory

Rivett, Australian Capital Territory

Rivett (postcode: 2611) is a residential suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, established in the late 1960s. Rivett has a population of 3230, and contains 1238 dwellings. It is situated on the western edge of the Weston Creek district.

Rivett takes its name from Sir (Albert Cherbury) David Rivett, KCMG; Rhodes Scholar, 1907; Professor of Chemistry, Melbourne University, 1924-1927; Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CSIR, 1927-46; Chairman of the Council, CSIRO, 1946-49; President of Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science , 1937-39.

Streets in Rivett are named after Australian flora.

Several homes in Rivett were burnt, and many residents evacuated during the 2003 Canberra bushfires.

Suburb amenities

The Rivett local shopping centre is located on the corner of Bangalay Crescent and Rivett Place. The centre contains a supermarket, newsagency, convenience store and bakery.

Educational institutions located in Rivett are:

(a) Government schools -

  • Rivett Preschool located in Nealie Place off Bangalay Crescent.

(b) Non-government schools and colleges -

  • There are no non-government schools or colleges in Rivett.

Churches located in Rivett are:

Health facilities located in Rivett are:

  • Burrangiri Respite Services day care for elderly people near the shopping center.

Public Transport located in Rivett are:

  • ACTION buses run regular services to Rivett, usually every hour, or every half hour in peak periods. Route 27 services most of Rivett, but is inconvenient as it winds through Waramanga and Fisher before reaching the nearest major bus interchange at Woden Town Centre. Route 26 reaches Woden more quickly, but never actually enters the suburb; though it passes by on its way to Chapman. Route 29 provides a direct route to the City Centre, but runs infrequently.
  • No other public transportation is available, apart from taxis.

Rivett has extensive open spaces with playing fields on the western side of the suburb across from the shopping centre, several neighbourhood parks and pedestrian parkland weaving through the suburb.


Deakin Volcanics red-purple and green grey rhyodacite with spherulitic texture cover most of Rivett except for Laidlaw Volcanics grey tuff on the southernmost quarter. Quaternary alluvium covers the center.

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