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City Snapshot

As Australia’s capital city, Canberra has grown into a thriving cultural and social hub since its creation in 1908. It may be a relatively small city, but locals pride themselves on building a strong sense of community. Situated around the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra welcomes thousands of international students every year to its world-class educational institutions. Students can take advantage of Canberra’s many cafes, museums and art galleries, as well as the city’s laid-back lifestyle and natural wonders (fun fact: it’s the third-cleanest capital city in the world).

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Best known for
Canberra is well-known for its world-class educational institutions, great cafes, bars and restaurants, range of galleries and museums, as well as its ample opportunities to explore Australia’s natural beauty. You'll also find all the nation’s important cultural and political institutions, including the National Museum of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, Parliament House and the Museum of Australian Democracy, in Canberra.
Where to Study
With a choice of 5 world-class universities - including Australia's number one ranking university, The Australian National University - vocational education and training institutions and flexible pathways, study options in Canberra are accessible and diverse.
Public Transport
Canberra’s population is spread across a large area so many people rely on cars and bicycles. The bus system is available in key regions and the introduction of light rail provides an additional option for many commuters.

Around Canberra



Canberra’s Southside is divided into three areas: the Inner South, Woden and Tuggeranong. On the edge of town, you’ll find Namadgi... Read More


Civic & Acton

Civic is Canberra’s thriving downtown district, with shops, restaurants, bars and public facilities. Across Northbourne Avenue,... Read More

areas of canberra


Home to the University of Canberra and CIT, as well as Lake Ginninderra and Westfield Belconnen shopping centre, Belconnen is located... Read More


Inner North Canberra

Covering suburbs like Braddon, Dickson, Campbell and Lyneham, Canberra’s Inner North is an affordable residential area that is popular... Read More

Articles about Canberra


The Best Summer Activities in and Around Canberra
It’s finally summertime! You’ve worked long and hard at your studies all year and now you get to enjoy some well-deserved time off.... Read More


What Are the International Student Pilot Programs?
*UPDATE: As reported on 9 July, the pilot program to bring international students at ANU and The University of Canberra to the ACT has... Read More


The Best Free Activities in Canberra
Contrary to popular belief, Canberra is more than just a city of parks and politicians. Almost 10% of the population is students, so the... Read More