Canberra

As the national capital Canberra is not only the political pulse of Australia, it's also home to some of the most impressive national establishments, cultural attractions, research and academic institutes. When you meet in Canberra you connect with a potent combination of knowledge, culture and influence, guaranteed to create an inspiring event.

Canberra continues to forge its reputation as Australia’s powerhouse of information and influence, and earn its title as the ‘Knowledge Capital’. Canberra is home to four of Australia’s top ranking universities and a range of research centres. Australia’s highest ranking university, the Australian National University, recently entered rankings for the top twenty universities in the world.

As the Nation’s Capital, Canberra is the proud home of many of our most prominent establishments and national treasures such as Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, and the National Gallery of Australia. Our national story is held within their walls, making them ideal places to host conferences and memorable events.

KEY INDUSTRY SECTORS

  • Federal government
  • Policy makers and lobbyists
  • World-leading researchers, academics, scientists and innovators in a diverse range of fields

ACCESS
Canberra is connected to major capital cities and regional towns by extensive national freeways and highways and has direct rail and coach service to Sydney. 

Canberra International Airport, one of Australia's most mordern gateways, is less than 15 minutes' drive from the city centre. Canberra is less than two hours flying time from eastern state capitals like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Daily flights are also available to and from Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Major carrier Qantas and Virgin Australia provide a combined schedule of nearly 800 flights per week to Australian destinations. Singapore Airlines offers direct non-stop flights to Singapore and Wellington, New Zealand.

LOCAL TRANSPORT / GETTING AROUND
Canberra is an extremely easy city to navigate with its wide boulevards and efficient roads.

Quick and easy transitions to different venues allow you the option of structuring your event to encompass several different locations and experiences in any given day.

CLIMATE
Canberra celebrates four distinct seasons, each providing a unique cityscape of colours and textures

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ACCOMMODATION
Canberra offers over 7,000 guest rooms. Choose from internationally recognised brands such as Hyatt Hotels and Accor to unique, independently owned properties, heritage and sustainably designed hotels, serviced apartments and motels. 

VENUE CAPACITY
Canberra’s hotels, venues and national attractions offers unique spaces and places to meet. Our national museums, galleries and attractions offer one of a kind venues that tell the Australian story. The award winning National Convention Centre can host up to 1500 delegates.

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Canberra Convention Bureau
www.canberraconvention.com.au   

Physical Address:
Unit 8, 3-5 Phipps Close
Deakin West ACT 2600

Postal Address:
PO Box 175
Deakin West ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6263 5300

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Postal Address
PO Box 6308, O’Connor, ACT 2602
Physical Address
c/- Canberra Business Chamber
Ground Floor, 216 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon ACT 2612
Telephone 1300 692222