Australian Cities

You’ve decided to take the plunge and move to the land down under but what city do you want to go to?


Here is some information on the Australian capital city of Canberra to help you decide where you want to settle down.


Population: 340,800

Annual Rainfall: 632.6mm

Average annual Temp: 13.5 °C

Canberra is Australia’s capital and newest city and is located in the Australian Capital Territory. The city was created for the specific reason of administrating the country and is the home of many key government buildings and institutions. Canberra is a tiny city, stretching only 30kms from East to West, but it is the location of some of Australia’s most important cultural and historical treasures. It is the largest inland city in Australia being nicknamed the ‘bush’ capital after the large amounts of greenery and parks. The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation’s capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, the country’s two largest cities.


Canberra enjoys a relatively dry oceanic climate, enjoying warm hot summers and cool winters. The city experiences warm, quite dry summers, and chilly winters with heavy fog and frequent frosts.