Location Map for O'Connor
Location Map for O’Connor

O’Connor is an Inner North suburb in Canberra, Australia. It lies between the suburbs of Lyneham and Turner. It was named after Richard Edward O’Connor (1851-1912), who was a judge in the High Court and a founder of the Australian constitution. Street names in O’Connor are named after explorers, Australian flora, legislators and pioneers. The suburb was gazetted on 20 September 1928.

O’Connor is bounded by Wattle and David streets, and also includes the Bruce/O’Connor ridge nature reserve, the hilly area with many trees that lies between the houses in O’Connor, and the Australian Institute of Sport. Sports such as soccer, rugby and cricket are often played at the ovals at O’Connor district playing fields.

O’Connor has a small shopping center with a pub/bar, supermarket, a couple of restaurants and a pharmacy. The YHA youth hostel which was previously located in Dryandra street in O’Connor, relocated to 7 Akuna Street in Civic.

The population count of O’Connor on census night 2016 was 5,481 people.

Local Community Groups:

O’Connor Community Association


Most Recent 5 O’Connor Development Applications

planningalertsThe latest public Environment and Planning Directorate – Planning notifications can also be accessed from their site. The following is an extract of the public applications selected by NCCC that principally relate to O’Connor or have an impact on North Canberra or its residents; the extract may not be complete and does not contain development applications that are not publicly notified.


Address: 141 Wattle Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202038097

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING - Demolition of the existing dwelling, construction of a new two storey dwelling with attached garage, swimming pool, verge alterations and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2021-01-25


Address: 15 Belah Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202037840

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - The construction of two single storey townhouses and one two story townhouse, with associated garages, carports, driveway works, parking, landscaping and associated works. Lease variation to add supportive housing as a permitted use.
Comment closure date: 2021-01-13


Address: 6 Todd Street, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202037286

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR CARPORT - The construction of a new carport and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2020-07-07


Address: 8 Berrigan Crescent, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202037194

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - demolition of existing dwellings and the construction of three new 2-3 storey buildings consisting of 19 dwellings, basement car parking, landscaping, verge works and associated works - LEASE VARIATION to Consolidate 4 blocks and specify 19 residential dwellings.
Comment closure date: 2020-06-29


Address: 31 Nardoo Crescent, O'connor, ACT

Development Application: 202036950

Desecription: PROPOSAL FOR DUAL OCCUPANCY - Demolition of existing garage, tree removal and construction of new single storey dwelling in addition to existing dwelling and associated works.
Comment closure date: 2020-05-11



(Note: Earlier Development Applications can be seen by accessing the ACTPLA website or by going to PlanningAlerts. Note ACTPLA do remove access to the development application documentation some time after the DA closes, but PlanningAlerts do retain some basic historical information.)