a moth image

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.

People from all over the world are attracted to live, study and work Canberra.

Our city and our population

Canberra is recognised globally as one of the world’s most sustainable cities. It has been ranked the third healthiest city and the fourth most innovative city.

Home to the Australian National University, Australia’s number one university, Canberra’s people are young, vibrant, intelligent and active.

We also have a cohesive multicultural population, adding diversity, inclusion and a richness to our community.

We’re the most educated population in Australia. Global innovations have been developed here and important medical discoveries made. With 6 Nobel Prize winners among our thought leaders, knowledge is indeed our capital.

Ease of travel in Canberra

It’s easy to get to Canberra, and quick to get around the city. In fact, it’s only a 30-minute commute to anywhere in the ACT. Canberra is well-connected to the rest of Australia, and the world. With direct flights from Canberra to Fiji (Nadi), access to North America is within easy reach.

Why we love living in Canberra

Canberra is set in beautiful surrounds:

  • there’s National Park across 50% of the ACT
  • we’re the first city in catchment of major rivers
  • our air quality is amongst the clearest in the world
  • we have a strong environment and biodiversity protection

Canberra is popular for business, knowledge-based and leisure travel. It’s also a popular place to study and to raise a family. Parents love the high standard of education, the clear, open spaces and the city’s safety.

Learn more about what attracts people to live in Canberra.

Canberra is rich in talent, ideas and creativity to accelerate your growth.

Related Pages

Innovate ideas & applications

Innovation is in Canberra’s DNA, which is why companies around the world are choosing Canberra as the place to trial new ideas.

Read more


Canberra’s $3.4 billion tourism industry is flourishing, offering opportunities for investment in accommodation and other tourism services.

Read more

Why start a business in Canberra

Along with our easy commutes and highly educated workforce, discover the many reasons why starting your business here makes great business sense.

Read more

Interested in doing business in Canberra?

Contact the business team for information and advice.