The name "Ginninderra" is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "sparkling like the stars". It is the name given to the creek that flows through the middle of Belconnen, which was dammed to form Lake Ginninderra, the lake on which the Belconnen Town Centre is sited.
The name "Kurrajong" is derived from an Aboriginal word for the tree (Brachychiton populneus, meaning "shade tree") and also Kurrajong Hill, the name early settlers used for Capital Hill, the location of Parliament House.
The name "Brindabella" is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "two kangaroo rats". For generations of Canberrans, Brindabella is the name associated with the mountain range which dominates the southern horizon of Canberra City.