Canberra is located in the Australian Capital Territory, which is surrounded by New South Wales. The city is 150km inland, 280km from Sydney and 660km from Melbourne. Canberra’s population is approximately 325,000. Apart from Civic (the City Centre), Canberra is divided into four main 'town centres' - Woden, Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and Belconnen. Buses travel to and from all parts of the city and major shopping centres.

Suburbs of Canberra

All of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra are suitable locations for housing. The inner southern and northern suburbs are more expensive than the outer lying areas. These include Kingston, Manuka, Griffith, City, Yarralumla, Bruce, Braddon, Turner, and Dickson. Many of these properties contain limited off-street parking with a lack of lock-up facilities. Many fully-furnished apartments are located within the Woden and City area, convenient to transport and shopping.

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Public education in Canberra, Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra is zoned.

Child care

There are a number of child care facilities in Canberra. The resources below may help you locate the right child care service for your family.

Bases nearby

  • City Centre to Royal Military College (RMC) Duntroon - 5km
  • City Centre to Weston Creek Staff College - 10km
  • City Centre to RAAF Base Fairbairn - 8km
  • City Centre to Campbell Park - 5km
  • Gunghalin to City Centre - 14km
  • Woden to Weston Creek Staff College - 7km
  • City Centre to Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) - 5km
  • City Centre to HMAS Harman - 10km
  • City Centre to Russell Offices - 5km
  • City Centre to Headquarters Joint Operation Command (HQJOC) - 24km
  • Tuggeranong to City Centre - 16km
  • Queanbeyan to Headquarters Joint Operation Command (HQJOC) - 14km

Public transport

  • Action Buses run throughout Canberra
  • Qcity Transit covers the Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra areas, with limited services running between Queanbeyan and Canberra City.


The Canberra region offers many sporting and recreational activities. Popular activities include cycling, kayaking on Lake Burley Griffin, hiking and skiing.


  • The Canberra Hospital, Garran (public)
  • Calvary Hospital, Bruce (public/private)
  • John James Memorial Hospital, Deakin (private)
  • Queanbeyan District Hospital (public)