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The Meeting Place of Australia

Canberra: the meeting place of Australia

As the custodian of the Australian story through our national institutions, and the country’s political epicentre with Federal Government departments and agencies based in Canberra, our capital truly is ‘the meeting place of the nation’. This is where key decision makers meet, and brilliant possibilities come to life.

Five world-ranking universities are based or have campuses in Canberra

Canberra is the intellectual capital of Australia, with the nation’s highest percentage of university graduates, more tertiary qualifications per capita than any city in the Southern Hemisphere, and the highest number of patents per capita in the country

Canberra is the first city in Australia to achieve 100% renewable energy


Our world-class international airport is within a 15-minute congestion-free drive to anywhere in the city


Canberra is a global city, with more than 26% of Canberrans born overseas


There are over 9,500 accommodation rooms available in the city, providing a wide range of options for delegates


National Convention Centre Canberra can accommodate events for up to 2,448 delegates

With more than 100 Embassies and High Commissions in Canberra, you have direct access to worldwide decision makers

70% of the ACT is pure open space, parkland, and nature reserves, providing an abundance of outdoor options for your next event or conference program

Canberra has the fastest economic growth of all states and territories and one of the most secure economies in Australia, with the lowest unemployment rate in the country

Canberra is home to over 430,000 residents, making it an urban centre without the traffic, pollution and stresses of larger cities

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