Calwell is a medium-sized suburb of Canberra, Australia in the district of Tuggeranong.
Calwellis a medium-sized suburb of Canberra, Australia in the district of Tuggeranong. Tuggeranong Hill is on its southern border and the Tuggeranong Homestead is to the north. Calwell is located close to the Monaro Highway which provides a direct route to Canberra City and to Cooma.
The suburb was named after the Labor politician, Arthur Augustus Calwell, PC (1896-1973). The suburb name was gazetted on 5 August 1975. Streets in the suburb are named for Victorian politicians. Outtrim Avenue between Johnson Drive and the Calwell Shopping Centre is named after Alfred Richard Outtrim who represented Maryborough from 1885 to 1920.
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Population: 1,001 - 10,000
Time zone: UTC +11:00
Area: 3.892 km2
Elevation: 501 to 1000 metres
Town elevation: 618 m
Population number: 5,758
Local Government Area: Unincorporated ACT