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Live in ACT

Tiny but mighty and home to the nation’s capital Canberra, the ACT is a great destination for potential migrants. Home to a wide range of political and Government institutions including the Australian Parliament, the ACT offers a wide range of job opportunities and great salaries that would easily rival those of its much larger neighbours. As a lifestyle destination, the Territory offers a four seasons climate that brings you the benefits of a warm Australian summer combined with the chance to recover through the cooler winter months.

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National Museum of Australia

Canberra is home to a wide range of national art galleries including the Belconnen Arts Centre, ANCA Gallery and the Aboriginal Dreamings Gallery, where you can take a look inside the heritage of some of Australia’s oldest inhabitants. You can also go back in history with the Australian War Memorial which commemorates past Australian soldiers and gives a great insight into the country’s wartime involvement.


Pop-up dining venues, modern cafes and hip eateries adorn the streets of Canberra and if you are after modern food with an Australian twist then you have come to the right place. Italian and oriental cuisines are prevalent throughout the city, but if you’re looking for something a little more upmarket then why not try one of the popular fine dining restaurants on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

ACT Attractions

Australia's Capital City


Built to be the nation’s capital the bustling city of Canberra is the home of the Australian Government and key political buildings as well as social, sporting and cultural attractions and icons.

ACT Attractions

meeting facility of the Parliament of Australia

Parliament House

Parliament House is the permanent home of the Australian Government. It is an iconic building, with the design resembling two boomerangs, and has over 4,700 rooms – many of which are open to the public. There are regular tours and an in-depth guide to the history of Australia – a great choice for history buffs and those with an interest in politics alike.

A work - life balance

The small size of Canberra means that nothing is very far away, and when you head home from work for the day there are a wide range of opportunities on your doorstep. Whether you’re heading out to dinner, a local cinema or show, or to the extensive parks and gardens throughout the city, you will always be able to find your own little piece of tranquillity.

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Education is compulsory for everyone between the ages of 6 and 17
Around 150 schools in the ACT with one university

The ACT has a number of public and private schools and boasts having the best education system and results in the country with the highest number of students completing secondary education and entering university. The Australian National University has a great reputation and regularly ranks in The Times Top 100 World Universities.

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Ambulance Victoria Membership cover all ambulance service costs throughout Australia

Healthcare across Australia is supported by both the Medicare system and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. The ACT is home to a wide range of healthcare options ranging from the large, state-of-the art Canberra Hospital right through to rural and remote healthcare services including the HCRRA who work towards improving access to healthcare for residents in remote areas.

ACT Attractions

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Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is the national memorial to all members of its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia. It is open for the public to visit and includes a large museum, archive and research centre to help interpret and understand the effect of war on the country.

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The ACT has a moderate cost of living compared to its surrounding States and this makes it incredibly affordable for migrants, especially given the high salaries in many of the area’s most prominent employment sectors. Cheaper grocery and housing costs contribute to a lower cost of living without compromising on quality.

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Being the nation's capital, the ACT has a high average wage and the most popular jobs available are in the public sector, construction industry, agricultural trade and the IT industry. Being a political centre, there are also a wide range of job opportunities with both the Local and Federal Governments.

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