Weston Creek is a suburb in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), located approximately 10 kilometres southwest of the city centre of Canberra. It is situated on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal people, who are the traditional custodians of the Canberra region.

Weston Creek was named in honour of Captain George Edward Weston, a former officer of the East India Company who arrived in Australia in 1829 and was Superintendent of the Hyde Park Convict Barracks in Sydney. In 1841, Weston was granted land in the district now known as Weston Creek. The suburb was established in the 1960s and has since become a thriving residential area with around 22,000 people.

Its hilly terrain and bushland reserves characterise the suburb, providing residents with ample outdoor recreation opportunities. Weston Creek is home to several parks and reserves, including Cooleman Ridge Nature Reserve, Waramanga Nature Reserve, and Stromlo Forest Park, popular among mountain bikers and hikers.

The suburb has a range of amenities, including shopping centres, schools, and medical facilities. The Weston Creek Community Centre is a hub for community activities, offering residents a range of programs and services.

As a suburb located in Ngunnawal Country, Weston Creek is part of a broader community that recognises and respects the culture and heritage of the local Indigenous people. The Ngunnawal people are deeply connected to the land, and their traditions and practices are essential to the region's history and identity.

The District of Weston Creek is one of the original eighteen districts of the Australian Capital Territory used in land administration. The district is subdivided into divisions (suburbs), sections, and blocks. The community of Weston Creek lies entirely within the bounds of the city of Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The district comprises eight residential suburbs west of the Woden Valley district and approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) southwest of the Canberra City Centre. Situated adjacent to Weston Creek was the large Stromlo Forest pine plantation until the forest was destroyed by bushfires in 2001 and 2003.

Weston Creek is surrounded by the satellite cities of Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Woden Valley, Queanbeyan (NSW) and Gungahlin around the ACT.

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