The colors of Autumn in Commonwealth Park in Canberra

Australian
Capital Territory

Ngunawal / Ngarigo Country

Home to Canberra & Parliament House where the country's decisions are made.

AUST. CAPITAL TERRITORY AT A GLANCE

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is located 320 km (200 miles) south west of Sydney, and is completely surrounded by the state of New South Wales. However, Jervis Bay Territory, on Australia's eastern coast, is incorporated into it for administrative purposes.

Canberra, Australia's Capital City, was established in 1911 to create a capital for the newly federated country of Australia. Canberra was selected for the location of the nation's capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne.

On 18 January 2003, bushfires that had been burning in a remote area west of Canberra broke containment lines and engulfed some of Canberra. About 500 homes where destroyed before a change in the weather brought the bushfire under control. The suburb of Duffy was hit hard, with approximately 200 homes destroyed. Four people died and many more were injured.

Aust. Capital Territory Travel Stories

  • Jervis Bay Territory

    Jervis Bay Territory

    The Jervis Bay Territory (JBT) is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia, and is the smallest of all the mainland states and territories of Australia.

  • Canberra (Ngambri)

    Canberra (Ngambri)

    Canberra was established in 1911 to create a capital for the newly federated country of Australia.

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Captain Cook Fountain

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