Canberra

Area

Discover the home of the Australian story in the nation’s capital city, Canberra.

This young, modern city with a population of 400,000 is home to an array of national attractions that hold and share the essence of Australia. Beyond the iconic striking ‘house on the hill’ otherwise known as Parliament House, you’ll find experiences showcasing Australia’s history, culture and lifestyle.

Marvel at the world’s largest collection of Australian Indigenous art at the National Gallery of Australia. Commemorate, reflect and remember at the Australian War Memorial and discover the characters and stories that have shaped our nation at the National Museum of Australia.

At the Australian Institute of Sport be inspired by the strength, skill and commitment required by elite athletes to succeed in their chosen fields. See the country through the eyes of artists at the National Portrait Gallery and uncover events that have shaped the nation at the Museum of Australian Democracy.

There’s plenty of open space to refresh and recharge. Meet-a-cheetah at the National Zoo and Aquarium or grab your mountain bike for a thrilling ride down Mount Stromlo at the multi-use sporting facility at Stromlo Forest Park.

Hire a bike and enjoy Canberra’s impressive cycle paths or venture to Tidbinbilla to experience nature and spot native wildlife while on one of the many walks. Closer to the city are the National Arboretum and the Australian National Botanic Gardens – two of the city’s must-see living gems.

A bounty of delicious food awaits at the city’s many markets where you can sample direct from local farmers and producers. Canberra offers an enticing array of eateries located in a number of precincts across the city. You’ll find everything from hatted fine dining restaurants to casual cafes.

Need some retail therapy? From luxury boutiques to shopping malls and markets featuring goods by local designers, there’s plenty to choose from.

If you still have time to explore, consider a winery tour to sample award-winning cool climate Canberra district wines at vineyards surrounding the city or use Canberra as a base to explore the nearby pristine NSW Snowy Mountains and South Coast.

Quick Facts

The Canberra area is a local government area (LGA) in Australian Capital Territory. This area is home to 127 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list  below. The Canberra area is located approximately kms from the capital Canberra.

If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

Canberra

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Hot air balloon over hills with view to the city centre

Canberra

Urban CBD

Population: 4276 | Canberra

Discover the home of the Australian story in the nation's capital city, Canberra. This young, modern...

Hall

Urban

Population: 271 | Canberra

Acton

Suburb

Population: 2086 | Canberra

The Suburb of Action lies west of the Canberra CBD and north of Lake Burley Griffin....

Ainslie

Suburb

Population: 5189 | Canberra

Amaroo

Suburb

Population: 5710 | Canberra

Aranda

Suburb

Population: 2393 | Canberra

Banks

Suburb

Population: 4967 | Canberra

Barton

Suburb

Population: 1439 | Canberra

Barton is a suburb of Canberra located on the eastern side of Capital Hill and Parliament...

Beard

Suburb

Canberra

Belconnen

Suburb

Population: 6688 | Canberra

Bonner

Suburb

Population: 6730 | Canberra

Bonython

Suburb

Population: 3786 | Canberra

Braddon

Suburb

Population: 5500 | Canberra

Braddon is one of the oldest suburbs of Canberra located in the inner north. Braddon is named...

Bruce

Suburb

Population: 6997 | Canberra

Calwell

Suburb

Population: 5758 | Canberra

Campbell

Suburb

Population: 4997 | Canberra

Campbell is a suburb of Canberra located to the south east of the CBD at the...

Capital Hill - Parliament House

Capital Hill

Suburb

Canberra

Capital Hill is a suburn of Canberra and the site of Parliament House. Capital Hill was previously...

Casey

Suburb

Population: 5758 | Canberra

Chapman

Suburb

Population: 2684 | Canberra

Charnwood

Suburb

Population: 2979 | Canberra

Chifley

Suburb

Population: 2407 | Canberra

Chisholm

Suburb

Population: 5121 | Canberra

Conder

Suburb

Population: 5059 | Canberra

Cook

Suburb

Population: 2805 | Canberra

Crace

Suburb

Population: 4459 | Canberra

Curtin

Suburb

Population: 5238 | Canberra

Deakin

Suburb

Population: 2878 | Canberra

Deakin is a suburb of Canberra. It was named after Australia's second Prime Minister Alfred Deakin....

Dickson

Suburb

Population: 2149 | Canberra

Downer

Suburb

Population: 3662 | Canberra

Duffy

Suburb

Population: 3162 | Canberra

Dunlop

Suburb

Population: 7197 | Canberra

Evatt

Suburb

Population: 5327 | Canberra

Fadden

Suburb

Population: 2949 | Canberra

Farrer

Suburb

Population: 3231 | Canberra

Fisher

Suburb

Population: 3004 | Canberra

Florey

Suburb

Population: 4764 | Canberra

Flynn

Suburb

Population: 3360 | Canberra

Forde

Suburb

Population: 4308 | Canberra

Forrest

Suburb

Population: 1615 | Canberra

Franklin

Suburb

Population: 6419 | Canberra

Fraser

Suburb

Population: 2026 | Canberra

Fyshwick

Suburb

Population: 56 | Canberra

Garran

Suburb

Population: 3497 | Canberra

Gilmore

Suburb

Population: 2750 | Canberra

Giralang

Suburb

Population: 3316 | Canberra

Gordon

Suburb

Population: 7611 | Canberra

Gowrie

Suburb

Population: 3056 | Canberra

Greenway

Suburb

Population: 1894 | Canberra

Griffith

Suburb

Population: 4575 | Canberra

Gungahlin

Suburb

Population: 6142 | Canberra

Hackett

Suburb

Population: 2991 | Canberra

Harrison

Suburb

Population: 7687 | Canberra

Hawker

Suburb

Population: 2952 | Canberra

Higgins

Suburb

Population: 3073 | Canberra

Holder

Suburb

Population: 2606 | Canberra

Holt

Suburb

Population: 4619 | Canberra

Hughes

Suburb

Population: 2990 | Canberra

Hume

Suburb

Population: 430 | Canberra

Isaacs

Suburb

Population: 2341 | Canberra

Isabella Plains

Suburb

Population: 4405 | Canberra

Jerrabomberra

Suburb

Population: 33 | Canberra

Kaleen

Suburb

Population: 7271 | Canberra

Kambah

Suburb

Population: 14900 | Canberra

Kingston

Suburb

Population: 4424 | Canberra

Kingston is a mostly residential southern suburb of Canberra and also one of Canberra's oldest and...

Latham

Suburb

Population: 3634 | Canberra

Lawson

Suburb

Population: 148 | Canberra

Lyneham

Suburb

Population: 5112 | Canberra

Lyons

Suburb

Population: 3085 | Canberra

Macarthur

Suburb

Population: 1427 | Canberra

Macgregor

Suburb

Population: 6796 | Canberra

Macquarie

Suburb

Population: 2700 | Canberra

Majura

Suburb

Population: 54 | Canberra

Mawson

Suburb

Population: 3252 | Canberra

McKellar

Suburb

Population: 2746 | Canberra

Melba

Suburb

Population: 3147 | Canberra

Mitchell

Suburb

Population: 6 | Canberra

Monash

Suburb

Population: 5431 | Canberra

Narrabundah

Suburb

Population: 5960 | Canberra

Ngunnawal

Suburb

Population: 10486 | Canberra

Nicholls

Suburb

Population: 6865 | Canberra

Oaks Estate

Suburb

Population: 251 | Canberra

O’Connor

Suburb

Population: 5481 | Canberra

O’Malley

Suburb

Population: 991 | Canberra

Oxley

Suburb

Population: 1693 | Canberra

Page

Suburb

Population: 3025 | Canberra

Palmerston

Suburb

Population: 5525 | Canberra

Parkes

Suburb

Population: 5 | Canberra

Parkes is a non-residential suburb of the Canberra Central district. Parkes contains the Parliamentary Triangle and many of the...

Pearce

Suburb

Population: 2579 | Canberra

Phillip

Suburb

Population: 2936 | Canberra

Pialligo

Suburb

Population: 120 | Canberra

Red Hill

Suburb

Population: 3170 | Canberra

Reid

Suburb

Population: 1636 | Canberra

Richardson

Suburb

Population: 3006 | Canberra

Rivett

Suburb

Population: 3193 | Canberra

Russell

Suburb

Canberra

Scullin

Suburb

Population: 2929 | Canberra

Spence

Suburb

Population: 2585 | Canberra

Stirling

Suburb

Population: 2134 | Canberra

Symonston

Suburb

Population: 559 | Canberra

Theodore

Suburb

Population: 3799 | Canberra

Torrens

Suburb

Population: 2206 | Canberra

Turner

Suburb

Population: 4047 | Canberra

Wanniassa

Suburb

Population: 7512 | Canberra

Waramanga

Suburb

Population: 2629 | Canberra

Watson

Suburb

Population: 5862 | Canberra

Weetangera

Suburb

Population: 2576 | Canberra

Weston

Suburb

Population: 3576 | Canberra

Yarralumla

Suburb

Population: 2890 | Canberra

Yarralumla is an inner suburb of Canberra located against the south western shore of Lake Burley...

Booth

Rural

Population: 31 | Canberra

Coombs

Rural

Population: 1811 | Canberra

Coree

Rural

Population: 7 | Canberra

Cotter River

Rural

Canberra

Denman Prospect

Rural

Canberra

Jacka

Rural

Population: 670 | Canberra

Kowen

Rural

Population: 38 | Canberra

Molonglo

Rural

Population: 3 | Canberra

Molonglo Valley

Rural

Population: 11 | Canberra

Moncrieff

Rural

Population: 105 | Canberra

Paddys River

Rural

Population: 69 | Canberra

Rendezvous Creek

Rural

Population: 3 | Canberra

Stromlo

Rural

Population: 61 | Canberra

Tharwa

Rural

Population: 81 | Canberra

Throsby

Rural

Canberra

Tuggeranong

Rural

Population: 35 | Canberra

Uriarra Village

Rural

Population: 349 | Canberra

Weston Creek

Rural

Population: 3 | Canberra

Wright

Rural

Population: 2753 | Canberra