Torrens


Torrens (postcode 2607) is a suburb in the Woden Valley district of Canberra, Australia.

It is located along the district’s southern edge. The suburb is named after Sir Robert Torrens, a former Premier of South Australia. The suburb was gazetted on 12 May 1966. Streets in Torrens are named after South Australian pioneers.

Torrens adjoins the suburbs of Pearce, Mawson and Farrer. It is bounded by Beasley Street to the north, Athllon Drive to the east, and the Canberra Nature Park to the south. To the west the skyline is dominated by the Mount Taylor nature reserve. The suburb contains a small shopping centre, a neighbourhood oval, and Torrens Primary School.