Garran Dental- Servicing the Suburb of O’Malley ACT
Depending on where you are located in O’Malley, our practice likely to be just a short drive away, around 5 minutes (depending on how long it takes to cross Hindmarsh Drive!). Arriving on foot may take you up to half an hour, and there is a bus (route 23,24) running every 30 minutes which will bring you as far as The Canberra Hospital. Allow another 10-15 minutes of walking to complete your journey.
Since we are one of the most convenient practices to the suburb of O’Malley, we’ve created this page specifically for O’Malley residents.
You can find us at:
Unit 8, First Floor, Garran Medical Centre,
2 Garran Place, Garran ACT 2605
T: 02 6281 3562
F: 02 6282 8657
OUR POSTAL ADDRESS:
PO Box 5126, Garran ACT 2605
Monday to Friday: 8.30 – 5.00
Saturday: 9am – 2pm (Commencing 23 April, 2016)
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed
GETTING HERE FROM O’MALLEY:
Please refer to the Action Bus website for information about routes and timetables for bus travel.
The fastest way by car is to cross Hindmarsh Drive and make your way to Palmer Street behind the Canberra Hospital. Turn right at Gilmore Crescent, and follow it until you see Garran Shopping Centre. Garran Dental is at the northern end.
About O’Malley ACT, 2606:
The suburb of O’Malley is located in Canberra’s Woden Valley. Neighbouring suburbs include Garran, Mawson and Issacs. The suburb is bounded by Hindmarsh Drive, Yamba Drive and Ngunawal Drive, and is backed by Mount Mugga Mugga.
Features Of O’Malley:
Embassies and Diplomatic Residences
O’Malley is best known for having a multitude of Embassies and Diplomatic Residences located in the suburb. In fact, a large proportion of O’Malley’s residents (42.8%) are foreign-born- that’s the fifth highest foreign-born population in Canberra!
The embassies and high commissions that are located in O’Malley include:
- Czech Republic
- United Arab Emirates
O’Malley doesn’t have its own shopping centre. The closest shops include Garran Shops, Isaacs Shops and Southlands at Mawson.
O’Malley doesn’t have any local government schools. Students are in area for:
- Garran and Mawson Primary Schools
- Melrose High School
- Canberra College
The suburb covers an area of 2.6km2.
O’Malley was gazetted in 1966 and established in 1973.
O’Malley Is Named For…
A colourful character in Canberra’s history, King O’Malley (1894-1953). He is best known for his involvement in Canberra’s design (he was the politician who arranged the competition for a design for Canberra).
Streets Are Named…
… with Aboriginal words. There are 31 streets in O’Malley.
Things To Do In O’Malley
The Mount Mugga Mugga and Isaacs Ridge Nature Reserve is a popular place for locals to visit. It stretches from Hindmarsh Drive to Long Gully Road, and is bounded by O’Malley and Isaacs on the west and Mugga Lane on the east. This beautiful bushland has plenty of walking trails, and is part of the extensive Canberra Nature Park (which allows Canberra to retain its ‘Bush Capital’ status).
There is a small but active group of volunteers who carry out conservation activities in the area: the Isaacs Ridge Mount Mugga Mugga ParkCare Group. They meet on the second Sunday of each month, with some volunteers working at other times during the month. You can learn more about them here: http://sactcg.org.au/members/current_members/isaacs_ridge%20mount_mugga%20mugga_park_care_group
The East O’Malley Woodland is an area that boasts a water sensitive urban design. This initiative aims to protect and enhance natural water systems, protecting water quality and managing storm water especially during times of peak flow. It’s fascinating to see the engineering that has gone into this initiative, and well worth a look!