Dunlop is a Casnberra suburb in the district of Belconnen. It is named after Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ernest Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop , AC, CMG, OBE, who was an Australian surgeon and was renowned for his leadership whilst being held prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. He was born in Wangaratta, Victoria. Streets in Dunlop are named after inventors, inventions and artists.

Dunlop is located at the far north-west edge of Canberra, nearby the border with the state of New South Wales. Located approximately 11.6 kilometers north-west of the city, Dunlop is situated next to the suburbs of Fraser, Charnwood and Macgregor. At the edge and within Dunlop lies the Canberra Nature Park called Dunlop Grasslands Nature Reserve and the West Belconnen Ponds.

There are no schools within the Dunlop suburb. In the nearby suburbs of Charnwood, Fraser and Macgregor there are several public schools and independent schools; Charnwood-Dunlop Primary School, Fraser Primary School, Macgregor Primary School and St.Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School. The nearby High Schools and Colleges are the, ‘super’ school, Ginninderra District School, Melba-Copland School and St.Francis Xavier Catholic College.

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