Higgins is a suburb in the Canberra district of Belconnen. The suburb is named after Henry Bournes (H.B.) Higgins (1851-1929), politician and judge, who is famous for his ruling which established the principle of a basic wage.
Higgins was gazetted as a suburb on 6 June 1968 and, due to H.B.’s legacy, its streets were named after Judges.
Higgins has two government run schools, Higgins Primary and Higgins Preschool.
Through the efforts of the residents to retain the suburb’s cultural past, it also has the highest proportion of unaltered housing built for the influx of government workers in the 1960s and 70s.