Phillip (postcode: 2606) is a suburb of
Canberra, Australia in the district of Woden
Valley. Phillip is located in the centre of the
district and contains the district's main
commercial centre, Woden Town Centre. Phillip
had a residential population of 2,082 in 2011.
53% of its occupied dwellings were flats and
45% were semi-detached, terraces or
townhouses. Many more flats are being
planned or built. 42.8% of the population
was foreign born, the fourth highest for any
The suburb of Phillip is named after Arthur
Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales.
The suburb name was gazetted on 12 May 1966.
Streets in Phillip use names associated with the
First, Second and Third Fleets; streets in the
Swinger Hill were named after architects.
Swinger Hill shops.
As the commercial and geographical centre of
Woden, Phillip contains many of the district's
key facilities. As well as the Woden Town
Centre, which includes the Westfield Woden
shopping centre, a bus interchange and the
Lovett Tower (the tallest commercial office
building in Canberra), it has its own commercial
area located along Botany, Townshend and
Parramatta Streets. The Southside campus of
the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is
located in the suburb, as is Eddison Park and
the Woden Cemetery. Phillip also contains a
number of sporting facilities, including the
Phillip Enclosed Oval, which has been known as
Football Park since 1981 and was the
headquarters of Australian rules football in
Canberra during the 1980s and 1990s, and
the Phillip Swimming & Ice Skating Centre,
home to the CBR Brave of the Australian Ice
Hockey League. The Canberra College is
situated in Phillip.