Our city is designed to maximise the quality of life.
Built on a blueprint that connects people with community and nature, Canberra provides you the opportunity to create a unique work/life balance, wherever you choose to live.
The architects who designed Canberra, Walter and Marion Burley Griffin, had a master plan to create a series of ‘satellite cities’ separated by nature reserves and connected with major roads. Today their vision lives on, with Canberra divided into seven distinct regions of residential suburbs, each serviced by a central business district.
The resulting benefits are that commuting times are short. Employment hubs are virtually on your doorstep and recreational facilities are within walking distance, regardless of where you live.
Below you will find information on each district and the suburbs contained within them. You can also view this information through our ‘Explore Canberra’ map.
To find out more information about Canberra suburbs you can use the Australia Bureau of Statistics’ Census website and allhomes.
Population information: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2012-2013
Median age, dwelling structure and country of birth: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 2011 Census QuickStats
* Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 2011 Census QuickStats