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

Our city and our population

Canberra was voted the world’s 3rd best city to visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018. It was the OECD World’s most liveable city in 2014. But we don’t need outsiders to tell us how great it is to live here. We already know.

Canberra’s people are young, vibrant, intelligent and active. We also have a cohesive multicultural population, adding diversity 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, knowledge is indeed our capital.

Ease of travel in Canberra

It’s easy to get to Canberra, and quick to get around the city. There are direct flights from Singapore and Doha. It’s only a 30-minute commute to anywhere in the city.

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.

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