Rivett


Rivett (postcode: 2611) is a residential suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, established in the late 1960s. At the 2016 census, Rivett had a population of 3,193. It is situated on the western edge of the Weston Creek district.

Rivett takes its name from Sir (Albert Cherbury) David Rivett, KCMG; Rhodes Scholar 1907; Professor of Chemistry, Melbourne University, 1924–1927; Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), 1927–46; Chairman of the Council CSIRO, 1946–49; President of Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science 1937-39.

Streets in Rivett are named after Australian flora.

Several homes in Rivett were burnt, and many residents evacuated during the 2003 Canberra bushfires.