The Suburb of Action lies west of the Canberra CBD and north of Lake Burley Griffin. It is home to The National Museum of Australia, The National Film and Sound Archive and The Australian National University. NewActon is a cultural precinct with an inspiring range of local, national and international visual art exhibitions and performances. There is also a good selection of restaurants and bars to choose from.

Quick Facts

Acton is a suburb of Canberra in Australian Capital Territory. It is located approximately 2kms from the capital Canberra covering an area of 5.989 square kilometres. Acton has a recorded population of 2086 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Acton we’ve put together some of the things nearby that 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 of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Acton and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

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