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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.

Why work in Canberra

You can build a career in any city. Here you’ll build a life.

Canberra’s top-notch work opportunities are just the start of the story. You’ll find more time here to shape a fulfilling life beyond work.

Whether you’re in an inner-city office or working outdoors, within minutes of clocking off you’ll be home. Or on a sports field. Or exhaling in a national park. Or joining friends in your local bar. Living your life.

This city connects you

It’s easier here to connect with people further along your own path. Because life isn’t all ‘rush’, we take time for coffee shop catch-ups, mentor walks and social events.

In a smaller city, filled with leaders, thinkers, educators and entrepreneurs, it’s more likely you’ll find exactly the help you need. The support is closer. The willingness to help is more open.

Whatever you’re chasing, we’ll help you make it happen.

Become yourself here

This is a progressive, thoughtful, accepting place. We embrace difference and value diversity.

You don’t have to fit a certain mould in this city. We’ll embrace you exactly as you are. It’s a place that respects uniqueness and amplifies voices that struggle to be heard elsewhere.

You’ll be safe to bring all of yourself and grow from there.

Influencer, and public servant April Hélène-Horton, also known as The Bodzilla at home taking photos.

Find time and space

The block of time ‘after work’ in Canberra isn’t about fighting your way from A to B. It’s about spending time with people you love.

It’s about exploring personal interests. It’s about running your errands and getting things done so your evening is truly free. You’re not going to miss your kid’s game. You’ll have time to coach the team.

You’ll unfold hobbies and side hustles. Indulge in creativity and sports, or volunteer. You’ll find the time and space you crave to go after everything that matters most.

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April Hélène-Horton

Each afternoon, when April clocks off from her leadership role in corporate communications, she transforms into Act Two of her professional life.

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Russ Brindley

Canberran Russ Brindley, co-owner of Sweet Bones cafe and bakery, and keen BMXer, has had a career that’s taken him across the world.

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