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The capital of Australia is Canberra


In 2013 Australians will be celebrating the centenary of Canberra as the nation's capital. the city of Canberra, its inception and planning, embodies the development and evolution of Australia's unique cultural and democratic landscape.

For almost a century Canberra has incorporated the latest innovations in design and social innovation in town planning.
From the early garden suburbs of the 1920s through experiments in community town planning and early medium density town house developments to the late twentieth century sustainable city 'urban infill' approach.

Capital city of Australia


Canberra has emerged as a world renowned example of the layering, implementation and utilisation of significant twentieth century town planning concepts. Planning historian Robert Freestone describes Canberra as an outstanding national outdoor museum of the world's best practice in planning from the 1910s.