Deakin is a suburb of Canberra. It was named after Australia’s second Prime Minister Alfred Deakin. Although mostly a residential area, it is home to the official Prime Minister’s residence (The Lodge) and The Royal Australian Mint which is the sole producer of all Australia’s coins. It has the capacity to produce up to two million coins per day. The Australian Mint offers daily tours and has a cafe and shop. Entry is free.

Quick Facts

Deakin is a suburb of Canberra in Australian Capital Territory. It is located approximately 4kms from the capital Canberra covering an area of 3.571 square kilometres. Deakin has a recorded population of 2878 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

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