About Canberra

CIT is located in Canberra, Australia's Capital City. The Canberra region is modern, vibrant and diverse with a cosmopolitan lifestyle and home to some of Australia's best national attractions. Canberra has the lowest unemployment in Australia and is also Australia’s most educated city, offering some of the country's finest educational institutes.

RANKED AS THE WORLD’S MOST LIVEABLE CITY, Canberra offers the ultimate work/life balance with access to world-class facilities, stunning natural surrounds and great career opportunities.

Canberra's Top Rankings

  • Canberra is Australia's education and research capital  due to the large amount of education and research institutions in the ACT.
  • Consistent with the highest educational attainment, Canberra has the highest average earnings and lowest unemployment in Australia .
  • Canberra ranks among the top 20 student cities in the world, coming it at 17th.
  • The median age of Canberra residents is 34, which is lower than in any State in Australia . This has resulted in a dynamic, cosmopolitan culture with a diverse array of clubs, societies and activities across all four seasons.
  • The OECD has ranked Canberra the most liveable region in the world .
  • With extensive parklands and recreation opportunities, Canberra has the most active residents in Australia .

Canberra's Location and Population

  • Located 282 kilometres from Sydney and is 150 kilometres inland from the east coast.
  • Renowned as being one of the most well planned cities in the world, with minimal traffic jams.
  • Boasts clean air, blue skies and is referred to as "The Bush Capital" because of the natural landscape with open spaces, parks and lots of native vegetation.
  • Population of over 396,000 people


A food lovers' paradise - Canberra has a high standard of food and an eclectic mix of cuisines and experiences. It now has some of the country's most exciting food and beverage offerings, boasting award-winning restaurants, cafés, vineyards, bars and baristas.

National Attractions

Canberra has some of Australia's most renowned national attractions including world-class cultural institutions. Some of these include:


Canberra is a safe and welcoming city. Around 25 per cent of the population is born overseas , and we host more than 100 diplomatic missions  and their associated communities.

Useful Links

Here are some great websites with everything you need to know about Canberra, including our restaurants and bars, galleries and museums, events, accommodation options and more.

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