Don’t let the typically Aussie name fool you—this suburb is home to some of the most worldly events, institutions and people.
As the sports and study centre of Canberra—Bruce is definitely not your run-of-the-mill suburb:
- Lady Gaga, Pink and Linkin Park have all hung out here. Well, by hung out, we mean performed at the 5,200 seat AIS Arena. From the Wiggles to Matchbox 20 and everything in between, when the world’s biggest acts come to Canberra—they usually head to Bruce.
- Bring your autograph book. Whether they’re sweating it out on the track or looking for somewhere to carb up, the chances are you’re going to spot a famous athlete. With Canberra Stadium home to the Canberra Raiders and Brumbies and the Australian Institute of Sport nurturing our country’s finest talent, get used to rubbing shoulders with Olympic medallists and halfbacks. Plus you’ll never miss a game.
- You get smarter here. It’s an intellectual hub—with the University of Canberra, the Canberra Institute of Technology and Radford College all within walking distance to each other.
- And probably fitter. Aside from the myriad of cycle paths and bushwalking trails on the nearby reserve, you also have access to the facilities at the Australian Institute of Sport and CISAC—the Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre. Just do it.
- For the young and young at heart. Home to the University of Canberra campus, it’s no surprise that a quarter of Bruce’s population is aged between 20–24. But even if your uni days are long behind you, you can still relive the glory days at events such as Groove in the Moo and some of the many cool acts that hit the UC refectory.
Are you a proud Bruce resident? We want to know about it. Share your stories and pictures with us at #wearecbr. (Extra points for selfies with sports stars!)