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Canberra boasts an exceptional range of nationally significant venues, new and evolving entertainment precincts, world-renowned national research institutes, and a wide range of accommodation options.

Why Canberra

Canberra is a vibrant and progressive city, with a resilient economy and a responsive public health system, boasting some of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the world. Canberra is home to influencers and thought leaders driving innovation, knowledge and research nationally and globally in a range of key sectors.
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Enjoy big experiences

Rich with history, culture and entertainment, Canberra will surprise and delight delegates. 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.


Once the conference day is done, Canberra’s established and evolving precincts offer a plethora of dining, nightlife, and entertainment options for delegates to explore. Discover artsy neighbourhoods, local retail lanes and a bustling hospitality scene showcasing everything from hatted restaurants, local breweries and roasters, and street food hubs.

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    Neighbouring the city centre is Braddon, where you’ll find the bustling Lonsdale Street and the famous rainbow roundabout. Some of Canberra’s most prized coffee haunts can be found here, including Lonsdale Street Roasters, Barrio Collective, Café Gather and Kyo Coffee Project. For post-conference drinks, the beer gardens at Assembly, Hopscotch or Grease Monkey accept large bookings. For those after a premium dining experience, eightysix, Rizla, or Lazy Su deliver on vibe and quality. Boutique shopping including locally made products can be found at Bisonhome, POP Canberra or Hive.
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Plan a memorable visit by including some of the landscapes that make Canberra Region truly unique to your itinerary. Canberra Region extends to some of Australia’s most spectacular beaches, renowned cool climate vineyards, mountainous ranges and picturesque alpine regions.

  • Canberra District Wine Region
    Canberra Region is home to a thriving wine district, with 140 vineyards and more than 30 cellar doors that produce award-winning cool climate wines just 35 minutes from the city. Dotted in all directions around Canberra, you can set off from the suburb of Pialligo or Majura to the neighbouring districts of Hall, Murrumbateman, Bungendore, Wamboin and Lake George.
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Leverage knowledge capabilities at your next event

Canberra’s investment into research and development is evident through our range of intellectual assets, including five of Australia’s top universities.
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Culture and the home of the Australian story

The city’s iconic attractions and buildings each express different aspects of our national identity through their architecture, collections and exhibitions.
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Access decision makers and influential leaders

Canberra is a thoughtfully designed city, with the Australian Parliament built at its heart to facilitate our democracy’s most important meetings.
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