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.
Educational institutions located in Rivett are:
(a) Government schools -
(b) Non-government schools and colleges -
Churches located in Rivett are:
Health facilities located in Rivett are:
Public Transport located in Rivett are:
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.