Choose Canberra


Haven’t you heard? Canberra has been ranked one of the most liveable cities, not just in Australia, but the world.

With world-class facilities, stunning natural surrounds, minimal traffic and a fantastic arts and restaurant scene, Canberra offers an enviable lifestyle to people of every age and from all walks of life.

Canberra is also a clean-energy city committed to addressing the social, economic and environmental challenges of energy production and use. In 2020, we secured a nation-leading 100% renewable electricity supply for the ACT.

And we’re also considered one of most progressive and inclusive cities in Australia – a city where we are all visible, valued and respected. You can read more about the Chief Minister’s Statement of Ambition for Canberra.

Top income

Workers in Canberra enjoy the highest average full-time income in Australia. We’re also home to some of the nation’s leading universities, with a diverse public health system for your career to grow.  

A great lifestyle

With the ultimate work life balance, a move to Canberra means you have more time to do the things you and your family enjoy.

Canberra is a ’20-minute city’ so your daily commute on toll-free roads, cycle paths and an efficient public transport system is a breeze.

Prioritising your wellbeing

In 2019 and 2020, we worked with the community to develop an ACT Wellbeing Framework. The Framework measures what matters to Canberrans and our quality of life, so that we can focus on what the community cares about in our decision making.

Visit to find out more about why Canberra is one of Australia’s best kept secrets.

Page last updated on: 4 Oct 2022