In the world's most liveable city

Australia's capital, Canberra, is a thriving city set within a classic Australian bush landscape. Etched with bike paths and walking trails, and serviced by reliable public transport, it's easy, fast and affordable for students to get around.

There are so many great things about living and studying in Canberra. Here's our pick of the bunch.

  • A university town - about 25 per cent of the population are students.
  • Total liveability - Canberra was ranked the world's best city to live by the OECD two years running in 2014 and 2015.
  • The seat of government - home to 12 national institutions including Australian Parliament House, the National Library of Australia, the High Court of Australia and ... ANU of course.
  • Won't be long now - Canberra has the shortest commute times of any major Australian city.
  • Road trippin' - just a two-hour drive from the beaches and crystal blue waters of the NSW South Coast or, head in the opposite direction to hit the powdery slopes of the Snowy Mountains.
  • 'Ka-ching!' - Canberrans earn Australia's highest average weekly income at $A1,715.60.
  • Four seasons - Canberra is the only Australian city to truly experience Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Did someone say Christmas in July?
  • Cosmopolitan - home to foreign missions and diplomats, Canberra has a diverse multicultural community and is home to the National Multicultural Festival.