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What’s on This week

Rugby League World Cup 2017

Canberra is playing host to three pool matches of the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) including a much anticipated Kangaroos’ fixture.

Experience the pinnacle of the international game when Canberra Stadium hosts France and Lebanon in Round One action on Sunday 29 October. The home nation – the Kangaroos, coached by Canberra Raiders’ Legend Mal Meninga – will face France in Round Two on Friday 3 November, with the entertaining Fiji Bati to tackle Italy on Friday 10 November.

2017 Canberra International Film Festival

The 2017 program is an exciting blend of retrospective and contemporary programming, offering some of the world’s best cinema, past and present, emphasising new works from Australia and Asia, and providing a proud national platform for Canberra’s own filmmakers.

CIFF has always had a retrospective component, but this year, it is greatly expanded and fills over half of the Festival’s sessions.

Canberra Nara Candle Festival

Enjoy the spectacular visual of 2,000 shimmering candles at the 16th annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival on Saturday 28 October, as we celebrate the 24th year of the Sister City relationship shared between Canberra and Nara, Japan.

Visitors will be mesmerised by the sounds of Japanese music and enchanting lighting that highlights the features of the beautiful Peace Park. The festival brings a wide variety of Japanese and Australian culture with arts and crafts such as calligraphy, lantern making, origami, ikebana and kite flying.

FACTS & STATS

150
kilometres to South Coast

660
kilometres to Melbourne

220
kilometres to Snowy Mountains

281
kilometres to Sydney

The ACT stands for the ‘Australian Capital Territory’, and is Australia’s smallest self-governed territory comprising 2,359km2 of bushland and one major city – Canberra.

23.8%
of our population were born overseas