Experience Canberra

Consistently recognised as one of Australia's most liveable cities, Canberra's residents are the healthiest and longest living in the country. With a growth rate well above the rest of Australia1, more people are choosing to live and do business in Canberra for our cultural attractions, enviable lifestyle, education opportunities, accommodation and housing options, and convenient accessibility.

Canberra and the ACT region offers something for everyone. Find out what it offers you.

1 Source: ABS Cat. No. 3222; ACT Government

Cultural Attractions

Home to Australia's premier museums, galleries, archives and national icons, Canberra's cultural attractions are popular with tourists and locals alike. The region is also well known for its internationally recognised cool climate wineries and fresh multicultural food served at award winning restaurants and cosmopolitan cafes.


Canberra's thriving city centre is clean, safe and modern and is surrounded by unspoilt national parks and has an extensive array of sporting fields and first-class recreation facilities. Within easy reach of popular snowfields and stunning beaches, Canberra's balance between its man-made and natural assets is a distinctive drawcard.


Recognised as having the best school system in Australia, Canberra offers excellent educational opportunities from preschool to post-graduate levels. With more than 100 schools, five universities and several vocational institutions, Canberra caters to Australian and international students by providing educational opportunities at the highest standards.

Housing & Accommodation

Whether it's an apartment in the city, a house in the suburbs or a home in a rural setting, Canberra and its environs offer the housing and accommodation to suit any lifestyle. With the flexibility to rent or buy in a variety of locations, all easily accessible from the city, you can enjoy all the benefits of living in one of the world's best planned cities.


With an uncongested road network and a new international airport (voted Australia's airport of the year for 2013) just 15 minutes from the city centre, Canberra offers unrivalled accessibility. With reliable public transport and a safe network of cycle paths, Canberra is a city where traffic jams and pollution are virtually unheard of.