- Capital: Canberra
- Famous for/as: National Gallery,National Museum
- Population: 373,100
- Area: 2358 Sq Km
- Language: English
- Best Season: All Year-round
- Weather: hot, dry summers, and cold winters with occasional fog and frequent frosts
Places to See Around
330 Northbourne Ave, Dickson ACT
Open 9am-5pm weekdays
9am-4pm weekends and public holidays
Closed Christmas Day
Tel:1300 554 114
overseas use +61 2 6205 0044.
Australian Capital Territory ACT) is a territory in the south east of Australia, enclaved within New South Wales. It is the smallest self-governing internal territory. The most populous city is Canberra, the capital city of Australia.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was carved out of the Limestone Plains, a region of New South Wales 280km southwest of Sydney and 150km inland from the coast. Its weathered ranges, quintessential bushland and untamed landscape are a perfect partner to the tidy city it cradles. Canberra, the Australian capital, is a geometrically designed urban centre, housing the symbols and machinery of a nation’s aspirations. Planned to a fine point, it’s home to many a national treasure, yet it has also evolved from its bureaucratic origins into a flourishing city of multi-cuisine dining, modish bars and lively festivals. Students, public servants and artists find themselves ushered here for opportunity, but remain after planting roots. As the nexus of Australian political power, Canberra thrives on networking, business lunches and gossip. Politics, scandals and the latest conspiracy theory are never off the agenda, and power brokers or image breakers can be seen scribbling notes in a Manuka café or a Civic bar.