Campbell is covering an area to the South East of the central business district, Campbell sits at the base of Mount Ainslie. On Census night 2006, Campbell had a population of 4,797 people.

The suburb of Campbell is named after Robert Campbell, the owner of Duntroon station on which Campbell is now located. Many buildings built by Robert Campbell and his family are still standing around Canberra, including Blundell’s Cottage, St John the Baptist Church, Reid, Duntroon House (now part of RMC Duntroon) and Yarralumla House (now Government House).

Located in Campbell are the Australian War Memorial, Royal Military College, Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy, CSIRO Corporate Headquarters. Also with addresses in the suburb are the ‘Ainslie Village’ accommodation centre for people with special needs and the Campbell Park Offices.

Schools located in the suburb include Campbell High School, Campbell Primary School and Canberra Grammar Northside Infant School.

Most of Campbell is dominated by the lowest layer of the Ainslie Volcanics, a grey dacite and other erupted particles such as agglomerate and tuff. In the north is grey quartz andesite, a higher layer of the Ainslie Volcanics. In the north east is cream rhyolite from the highest layer of the Ainslie Volcanics. The Ainslie Volcanics were formed in the Silurian period. A layer of the Tertiary age pebbly gravels is around Anzac Parade, left over from when the Molonglo river was at a higher level.

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