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.

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A downloadable eBook version is also available for purchase for $15. Click on the PayPal button and select and pay for the downloadable version.

Hackett – 50 years plus: Story of a north Canberra suburb

Dr Andrew Leigh, Federal Member for Fenner and resident of Hackett, officially launched the book ‘Hackett – 50 years plus: Story of a north Canberra suburb’ at the 'Party at the Shops' event on 27 October 2018.

HCA members and contributors have been working on this book for a number of years and are proud to see this comprehensive historical record of Hackett finally come into being.

We have sold all copies of the book but we have an eBook version which can be downloaded for $15.00.

You can pay by Paypal or major credit cards by clicking on the PayPal image below.

We will consider reprinting the book in early 2019 if we receive at least 100 orders.  To lodge your interest, simply email Chris Mobbs with your address and contact details at mobbs1@grapevine.net.au

Click on box above for further details on events.

Useful Links

Connect with your local community via Nextdoor

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

View government lawn mowing schedules


Local Businesses

Flawless Boutique Skin Clinic

North Canberra Osteopathy

Hackett IGA Plus Liquor

Saint Valentine Florist and Gift Shop

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

Hackett play spaces upgrade

24 February 2019

During August to October 2018, the ACT Government held community consultative forums as part of developing its Better Suburbs Statement https://www.yoursay.act.gov.au/BetterSuburbs. One of the priority areas was looking at improved play spaces across all suburbs. The Better Suburbs Play Spaces Forum comprised community representatives from across Canberra.  It made recommendations for the allocation of $1.9…

Improving the shopping precinct

19 February 2019

The HCA, in conjunction with shop owners, is developing a plan with a number of proposals that would improve the whole shopping precinct. The plan relies on a cooperative approach by the HCA, businesses and the ACT Government. The plan is still in its draft form and has yet to be submitted to the ACT…

Wilbur’s chairs for sale on Clean-up Australia Day 3 March

19 February 2019

As you would be aware, the Savoulidis brothers are busily working on revamping Wilbur’s to provide a great new eating venue at the shops. As part of this work they have very kindly donated to the HCA, 35 chairs from Wilbur’s.  Most are in good condition.  The HCA will be selling these chairs for $10…

Clean-up Australia Day Sunday 3 March 10am to 1.00pm

18 February 2019

The HCA is hosting another Clean-up Australia Day in Hackett this year. Unfortunately there are some parts of the suburb where people drop rubbish such as Antill St, Phillip Avenue, Kellaway St carpark, around the shops, and under the trees adjacent to the oval – there may be others. Please come along and register at…

Inquiry into drone delivery systems in the ACT

5 February 2019

Written submissions should be lodged by close of business on Friday, 22 February 2019. The ACT Legislative Assembly is conducting an inquiry into “drone delivery systems in the ACT” inquire-into-drone-delivery-systems-in-the-act.  You may be aware that a trial has been underway in Bonython for several months.  The same company running the Bonython trial is planning to…

Wanted – solid outdoor table

5 February 2019

Do you have a solid wooden table that you no longer use, similar to the one below? We are looking for such a table that could be used temporarily in one of the parks in Hackett.  Please email Chris Mobbs mobbs1@grapevine.net.au

Hackett author releases first novel

5 February 2019

Hackett author, Anna Weatherly, has recently published her first novel. It is a murder-mystery set in the south coast village of Bermagui in the year 1919. The novel’s title is Death in the Year of Peace. Although the mystery component of the plot is fictional, Anna has written about real events of 1919 Bermagui. From…

Next Meeting of the Hackett Community Association Tuesday 12 February 2019

18 January 2019

The Hackett Community Association is on Tuesday 12 February 2019 at 7.30pm in the room on the right hand end of the hall at Blue Gum school. You are most welcome to come along.

Brunch & Live Music at Magic Kitchen Sunday 20 January!

14 January 2019

We warmly invite you to join us at 21 Gilruth Street in Hackett on Sunday 20 January from 9am – 1pm for brunch and live music with friends! We’ve missed hosting brunch at Gilruth, and we know many of you have too, so here is the first one for 2019! The weather is looking just…

Beginners World Dance Class

9 January 2019

NEW TIME: Thursday nights, 7 – 8.30 pm (starting 7 February 2019) Learn the Gypsy Polka, Russian ‘Ya Da Kalinushku’, Peruvian ‘Chilili’, Albanian ‘Valle Pogonishte’, Turkish ‘Hastayim’, Romanian ‘Sarba de la Eninsala’ and many more wonderful dances to inspiring music from countries around the world.  Folk Dance Canberra is a community club promoting fitness and well being…

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