Hackett Community Website

This website has been established to provide a single portal into the Hackett Community which consists of its residents, organisations and businesses.

Any feedback on this website may be sent to the website administrator using the 'Contact Us' form on this website. We particularly welcome any suggestions that will help us to increase the impact and benefits of the website.

What's Happening

Upcoming Events

october, 2017

21oct9:00 am3:00 pmParty @ the Shops

28oct2:00 pm4:00 pmFolk Dance Canberra Family Dance

Click on box above for further details on events.

The annual Party at the Shops event will be held on 21 October. See Post at bottom of page for further information.

Folk Dance Canberra invites children, mums, dads, carers, grandparents to a family dance during ACT Children’s Week to celebrate our unique and diverse cultures on 28 October. See Post at bottom of page for further information.

Useful Links

Hackett Community Association website

Connect with your local community via Nabo

Report damaged paths, illegal rubbish or other council services issues here

View government lawn mowing schedules


Local Businesses

Wilbur's Café and Bar

Flawless Boutique Skin Clinic

North Canberra Osteopathy

Hackett IGA Plus Liquor

Orchid & Vine Florist

Monkey Wrench Cycle Repairs

Tarquine Hair Salon

Counselling Solutions ACT

Siam Twist Café & Restaurant

Canberra Magic Kitchen Organic Food and Vegetables

Local Organisations

Hackett Neighbourhood Watch

Folk Dance Canberra

Hackett Community Association

Old Hackett Primary School Facebook Group

Friends of Mount Majura

St Margaret's Uniting Church

Holy Cross Anglian Church

Blue Gum Community School

Hackett Preschool

Latest News

Commemoration of James Walker 11 October 2017

5 October 2017

The October Neighbourhood Watch Hackett Newsletter included an article about James Walker who suddenly passed away on Sunday 17 September 2017. James was affectionately known as the “Mayor of Hackett” and was a regular visitor to the Hackett shops and in particular, at Siam Twist where he enjoyed his morning cup of tea made with…

Folk Dance Canberra Family Dance 28 October

5 October 2017

Folk Dance Canberra invites children, mums, dads, carers, grandparents to a family dance during ACT Children’s Week to celebrate our unique and diverse cultures. Everyone is welcome to come and learn dances from around the world taught by a qualified teacher. Absolutely fun for all! An afternoon tea will be included and your contribution is…

Hackett Preschool Garage Sale 4 November

5 October 2017

Get ready for the Hackett Preschool Annual Garage Sale! Mark your calendars for 4 November 10-2pm As with previous years the preschool is looking to the Hackett community for support. They are welcoming donations of kids clothes, toys, books and bric-a-brac. They are unable to accept big items, electronic goods, adult clothes or items in…

Vale James Walker

22 September 2017

Sadly, James Walker, a long-time resident of Hackett unexpectedly passed away last weekend. James was an iconic resident of Hackett, not so much for the length of time that he lived here, being 37 years, but more so for his active support and promotion of Hackett. He never tired of telling anyone willing to listen…

Party at the Shops 21 October

7 September 2017

The annual Party at the Shops event will be held at the Hackett Shopping Centre from 10 am to 3 pm on 21 October. There will be great music, entertainment for children, food and lots more activities. Further details will be provided on the website as we confirm activities. The setting up and running of this event…

Balkan Dancing Afternoon Saturday 2 September

10 August 2017

Local organisation Folk Dance Canberra is sponsoring dynamic, vibrant and colourful dancing from the Balkans including, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Greece and Romania with live music by ‘Balkanski Bus’ a multi-ethnic band from Sydney. Plus lively dance performances by ‘Dusha Balkana’ from The Australian Academy of Balkan Dance & Culture; and dancing for everyone led by…

Results of Hackett survey now available

2 August 2017

Participants at the 29 October 2016 ‘Party at the Shops’ were asked by the Hackett Community Association to complete a two-page survey eliciting their views on various aspects of Hackett. 77 respondents completed the survey. When asked what they valued in the suburb, respondents gave the largest number of votes to the shops followed closely…

Community Contact Day 29 April – another successful day

18 June 2017

There was a great turn up for the Community Contact Day on Saturday 29 April 2017 at the Hackett shops, hosted by the Hackett Community Association. A bit chilly to begin with, but the sun eventually came out in all its glory! We were delighted to have the following groups present: • very colourful and…

Hackett Quiz

18 June 2017

  How well do you know Hackett? Here are 12 questions to test your knowledge   1. What is the name of the nature reserve to the east of Hackett? 2. Hackett is named after the following:  a. Grant Hackett the swimmer b.  John Hackett – legislator, pioneer of Federation, educationalist and philanthropist of Western…

Change of Monthly NCCC Meeting Dates and Location

17 June 2017

The North Canberra Community Council (NCCC) future monthly meetings will be held on the third WEDNESDAY of each month at the heritage-listed Downer Community Hall in Frencham Place, opposite the newly renovated Downer Shops. The NCCC will be celebrating WINTER SOLSTICE 2017 at its NEW VENUE and a free light supper will be provided with…

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