Living in Canberra

What are the key attributes of a city that offer your ideal lifestyle? 

Is it access to the great outdoors or perhaps the ability to visit world class attractions on your doorstep? For many it's about family - the ability to have the elusive work/life balance that's often talked about but can be difficult to achieve. 

The key elements that make up your ideal lifestyle will depend on your personality, your interests and your passion! Creating a check list of lifestyle 'must haves' can help when you are comparing different locations. 

Throughout your journey you will often see references to the 'ACT'? Short for the 'Australian Capital Territory', the 'ACT' is Australia's smallest territory comprising 2,359km2 of bushland and one major city – Canberra. The ACT is a city state.


Choose Canberra

Canberra has something for every lifestyle. 

Consider the advantages of building your future in a city where maintaining a great work/life balance is easy, because home is within 20 minutes of your workplace. Imagine a working environment that combines an easy-going attitude with a dynamic economy, a highly educated workforce and an innovative business culture. 

But your decision to live in Canberra is about more than starting a business or finding a job. Less time commuting means more time to enjoy yourself. 

If outdoor pursuits are your thing perhaps you'll enjoy mountain biking at the world class Mount Stromlo facility, sailing on Lake Burley Griffin, golfing at one of our 10 courses or visiting the Snowy Mountains for a day on the slopes. 

Ours is a city of endless pleasures with a cultural calendar that is overflowing. Canberrans' healthy appetite for the arts supports a vibrant community and a great array of events including international exhibitions that regularly swell tourist numbers. As the nation's capital Canberra is also home to most of Australia's major cultural institutions.