Capital of Australia
Canberra is the governing capital of Australia. Plenty of things to see and do including the War Memorial and Parliament.
Melbourne to Canberra Drive
The Drive from Melbourne to Canberra is 663 km / 6 hours 40 mins by car. It is an easy drive following the Hume Highway with the option to make it a long journey and drive over the Australian Alps.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT; known as the Federal Capital Territory until 1938) is Australia’s federal district, located in the south-east of the country and enclaved within the state of New South Wales. It contains Canberra, the capital city of Australia.
Geographically, the territory is bounded by the Goulburn-Cooma railway line in the east, the watershed of Naas Creek in the south, the watershed of the Cotter River in the west, and the watershed of the Molonglo River in the north-east. The Jervis Bay Territory, around the southern end of the Beecroft Peninsula, which is the northern headland of Jervis Bay, is also governed as if it were part of the ACT.