Stirling is a suburb of Canberra located in the Weston Creek district.

The suburb is named after Sir James Stirling, who was the first Governor of Western Australia, 1829 to 1839, and established settlements at Perth and Fremantle in 1829.  He was knighted in 1831.

The suburb of Stirling is one of eight comprising the Western Creek district, each with their own shops and private ovals.  The suburb is bordered by Rivett, Chapman, Weston, Fisher and Waramanga.  Much of the suburb is comprised of playing fields.  It is approximately a twelve minute drive to Woden town centre, seventeen to Tuggeranong town centre, and twenty-four minutes to the City Centre.

Stirling is a family neighbourhood nestled within a community oriented district. A Community Council for Weston Creek organises special events and there is a high emphasis on sport, with local teams for Rugby Union, Australian Rules football, baseball, soccer, lawn bowls, netball and cricket.  Nearby, in Waramanga, is the Western Creek district high School, Stromlo High.

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