Proud home of the National Sheep Dog Trial Championships
We hope you find some time to have a wander around this special part of Canberra that provides a link between the capital and it’s rural setting.
Enjoy the quality offerings of the fine merchants of Hall – enjoy the cafes, peruse the gift shops, buy some farm supplies, sample craft beers and local wines, have a meal or pamper yourself at the beauty salons and hairdressers.
A few things you might not know about Hall Village
- Hall Village is named after Henry Hall who was the first resident landholder of the Ginninderra district.
- There are laneways between all the streets. The one nearest the showground is “Cricketers Lane” – named to represent the sporting and social activities of the Hall community.
- The residents of Hall and the district don’t have mail delivered to their houses – they collect it from the Hall Village Post Office and Gift Store on Victoria Street. They prefer it that way!
- Hall is Australia’s first “Bee Friendly Village”. 101 of the gardens in Hall are registered as “bee friendly”. Keep an eye out for the ‘Bee Friendly Garden’ signs and the many distinctive Native Bee Hotels that have been installed to help pollinators.
- The Rotary Club of Hall operates the Capital Region Farmers Market – all the profits go to community, international youth projects, health, regional communities and other causes chosen by Hall Rotary members.
- The Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre has an extensive collection of material pertaining to Hall-Ginninderra district history and heritage. Most recently, the Centre has become the home for Canberra historian Lyall Gillespie’s extensive collection.
- There is a narrow strip of unfenced land along the road into the village which is part of a travelling stock route. Travelling stock routes were areas of land set aside for the grazing and movement of stock being transferred from one place to another.
- Six of the Canberra Tracks signs around Hall Village have been brought to life with Augmented Reality technology that adds audio and video content to the signs.
The Village of Hall and District Progress Association has been part of the community for more than a hundred years, and is believed to be the oldest community association in the ACT. The Rural Fringe community newspaper is published in 700 copies every second month and distributed free to mailboxes of the 2618 postcode.
The Hall Village Precinct was entered on the ACT Heritage Register in 2001 to ensure that it’s intrinsic features should be managed in a manner appropriate to conserve its historical significance as a rural village predating the Territory and conserve the natural, aesthetic and Aboriginal values of its landscape setting.
Enjoy the Village!
To learn more please visit www.hall.act.au