About the ACT

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a self-governing territory in the south east of Australia. The only city in the ACT is Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The estimated resident population of the ACT as at 30 June 2015 was 390,757 persons.

Brand Canberra

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Celebrating our centenary has helped us focus on what’s special about our city, and given us a sense that there’s an exciting future ahead. We need to build on the feeling. One way to do that is to create a powerful brand for Canberra. Not just a logo. But a whole new way of thinking and talking about ourselves.

Canberra: Create Your Future

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Want to get out of the rat race but don't want to give up the great things about city living? Make a fresh start in Canberra! Request an information pack or browse for information about migration, employment opportunities, education, housing and recreation in the ACT.

Flags and Emblems

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Learn about the flags, emblems and coat of arms of the ACT and the city of Canberra.

Public Holidays and Daylight Saving

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The Daylight Saving period in the ACT commences on the first Sunday in October and finishes on the first Sunday in April.

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