About Flynn

Flynn is a suburb of some 3500 people in the north west of the ACT.

Flynn’s safe, friendly and close knit community arises through unique elements of urban planning and a sense of common social cultural, and historical connection focused around its carefully planned ‘village centre’ at the Flynn school and community centre. Particular features of this urban design are the absence of busy through roads, innovative Radburn housing estate and pathways that allow all residents to easily walk to the school hub without crossing roads.

The safety and accessibility of this hub to local residents has enabled generations of families in the community to take part in a wide range of local community activities and education, to form lifelong friendships and create the unique ‘village’ atmosphere at Flynn.

The landmark open plan architecture of award winning Enrico Taglietti has created the ampitheatre for Flynn community life and has been recognised for its heritage and cultural significance.

The suburb takes its name from Reverend John Flynn, founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Australian Inland Mission and Flynn’s street names are named after key people connected with those organisations. Strong connections and associations with Reverend Flynn and the Flying Doctors established over 40 years give the Flynn school hub special cultural significance to the Flynn and wider community.

Flynn’s three key community groups—the John Flynn Community Group, Flynn Neighbourhood Watch and the Flynn Primary School Parents and Citizens Association— all have their origins and continuing purpose closey related to the Flynn school hub and its social and heritage significance. These groups continue to have wide membership across the community, with most residents strongly connected with one or more groups.

Images from Flynn

Angles on the textured concrete walls


Flynn grounds

Landscape setting & grounds

Enrico Taglietti visting the school he designed

History and design

Memorial to John Flynn

Memorial to John Flynn