Torrens is a suburb in the Woden Valley district, located along its southern edge. The suburb is named after Sir Robert Torrens, a former Premier of South Australia who in 1857-58 was responsible for introducing and carrying through the Real Property Act, which simplified the conveyancing of land titles in South Australia. Known elsewhere as the Torrens System of Land Title Registration, it is widely adopted throughout the world.
The streets themselves are named after contemporaries of Sir Robert Torrens and South Australian pioneers and polititions.
Torrens adjoins the suburbs of Pearce, Mawson and Farrer. It is bounded by Beasley Street to the north, Athllon Drive to the east, and the Canberra Nature Park to the south. The suburb contains a small shopping centre, a neighbourhood oval, and Torrens Primary School.