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City Spotlight: Moving to Canberra

City Spotlight: Moving to Canberra

Canberra is the capital city of the Australian Capital Territory, which is the capital of Australia. Many people move to Canberra for a job. The largest employer in the ACT is the federal government since it is where the government business is carried out. Canberra is home to the Parliament House, the High Court, and other government agencies. Canberra is also a cultural hub for Australia with many different museums, galleries, and the Australian National University being located in the city. The Australian Capital Territory is located inside of New South Wales.

Canberra Map

Canberra Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

Canberra Large Map

Canberra Map Photo Credit: Google Maps

Renting a Moving Truck in Canberra

Canberra Truck Rental Map

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If you are moving to or within Canberra and you need to hire a truck, Budget Trucks is conveniently located right in the heart of the city. From there, it is easy to get to any location in Canberra or the Australian Capital Territory quickly. In addition to renting a truck for moving, Budget rental trucks and vehicles can be used for a variety of other uses including moving business supplies or equipment. Our bus fleet is perfect for transporting visiting dignitaries, family, or friends when you need extra seats.

Living in Canberra

Australian Capital Territory Map

Australian Capital Territory Map Photo Credit: Britannica

When you decide to move to Canberra, there is a great variety of housing options available. Public transportation is easily accessible and often used to get to the metropolitan centre of the city. If you are moving to Canberra with the family, you should be pleased with the variety of choices of schools starting in kindergarten and up through primary and specific language schools too.

Fun Facts about Canberra

  • Population of Canberra is about 380,000. It is the 8th largest city in Australia.
  • Median Age of Canberra residents is 34
  • One quarter of Canberra’s residents were born in another country
  • Canberra Income vs. the rest of Australia
    Canberra Income Comparison
  • Unemployment rate in Canberra 4.6% vs. 5.5% in the rest of Australia
  • Commuting Times
    Comuting Averages
  • Drive time estimates
    General Driving Times
  • Volunteerism

Canberra Climate

Canberra Climate

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Because of its proximity to the mountains, Canberra is significantly colder than most other major cities in Australia. It can snow in Canberra, but only occasionally in the coldest part of winter. The average lows in the winter can dip down to 1 degree Celsius. The average highs in summer reach 27 degrees Celsius.

Things to Do in Canberra

Cockington Green Gardens

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Canberra Architecture

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Australian National Botanic Gardens

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Even though Canberra is a major city with a focus on government and culture, a large portion of the ACT is forest and Canberrans can enjoy the great outdoors often. More than half of the Australian Capital Territory is comprised of Namadgi National Park. If you love the outdoors, then you will always have plenty to do in Canberra and its surrounds. If you want to stay inside and explore the cultural aspects of the city, there are many museums, art galleries, and shopping venues. When you live in Canberra, you can take advantage of the 10 fresh markets that are in the ACT and always enjoy access to fresh and local food. There is a rich nightlife and entertainment industry in the city such as movies, theatres, bowling, nightclubs, restaurants, and bars. If you have kids or are a kid at heart, the National Zoo and Aquarium are definitely places to put on that to do list. Here is a list of other things to do in Canberra:

  • The National Gallery of Australia
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Canberra Museum and Gallery,
  • Canberra Railway Museum
  • ACT Heritage Gallery
  • National Dinosaur Museum
  • The Australian Reptile Centre Canberra
  • The Bird Walk
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens
  • Canberra Theatre Centre
  • Tidinbilla Nature Reserve
  • Black Mountain
  • Black Mountain Peninsula
  • Lake Burley Griffin
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