Fadden is a hilly suburb in the district of Tuggeranong. The suburb is named after Sir Arthur Fadden, who was Prime Minister of Australia for a brief period during 1941. The name Fadden was gazetted on 5 August 1975, with the streets being named after Queensland Politicians.
The Fadden local shopping centre is located on Hanlon Crescent and includes a hairdresser, medical centre, Chiropractor and massage therapist, and a veterinary hospital. Fadden’s sporting facilities include the Tuggeranong tennis centre, the Fadden Neighbourhood Oval, at the back of the primary school, and tennis courts off Stopford Crescent. Two areas of the Canberra Nature Park are located in the suburb: Wanniassa Hills to the north of the suburb and the smaller Macarthur Hill in the east. Hannah Community Park straddles the border with Gowrie. The Fadden Pine Plantation, a recreational area with substantial playground and barbecue facilities, is located between Isabella Drive, Bugden Avenue and Coyne Street. The Macarthur Scout Hall is located on Coyne Street.
The local schools, Fadden Primary School and Fadden Preschool, are located on Hanlon Crescent.
Fadden is next to the suburbs of Macarthur, Chisholm, Gowrie and Wanniassa. It is bounded by Erindale drive, and Isabella drive.