Wanniassa, a suburb located in the northern part of the Tuggeranong district, has its name associated with the landowner Thomas Macquoid. Macquoid was the Sheriff of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and in 1835, purchased land in the Tuggeranong Valley. It is believed that he named the estate ‘Wanniassa’ after land he had previously owned within ‘Wanajassa’, located on in the former preanger regencies on the Indonesian island of Java. The streets themselves are named after Victorian state politicians. While the Wanniassa estate was founded in 1835, it was not gazetted as a suburb until May, 1974.
A wide variety of facilities are located in Wanniassa. The Erindale Centre is located in the south east and provides a number of service and retail outlets. Other facilities include Erindale Vikings Club, Active Leisure Centre, the Erindale Theatre and the Erindale Library. The Wanniassa Centre is a smaller retail centre located at the north of the suburb, housing a supermarket and various other businesses. In addition to the Active Leisure Centre, sporting facilities in Wanniassa include the Wanniassa Enclosed Oval, the Wanniassa District Playing Fields, the Erindale Playing Fields and the Erindale tennis courts. Wanniassa also has many churches and schools.
Erindale College, a public college serving students in Years 11 and 12, is integrated into and makes use of the various other facilities in Erindale. Erindale College is part of the larger Erindale Education and Recreation Complex. This gives students access to a 450 seat theatre in which productions are presented both by the college and community. The Erindale Library is open during the day and evening all year round. The facilities in the Active Leisure Centre, available for student use, include a 25-metre swimming pool and fully equipped gym.
It is next to the suburbs of Kambah, Greenway, Oxley, Monash, Gowrie and Fadden. It is bounded by Athllon Drive, Sulwood Drive, Erindale Drive and Taverner Street.