Canberra is the capital city of Australia. It is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth-largest Australian city overall.


Summer (December – February)

During summer in Canberra, average temperatures range from 12.6 – 27°C (54.7 – 80.6°F), with little humidity and balmy nights (January is the hottest month).

Autumn (March – May)

In autumn temperatures drop to an average of 6.8 – 20°C (44.2 – 68°F) with mild days and cool nights.

Winter (June – August)

Winter in Canberra is cold with average temperatures between 1 – 12°C (33.8 – 53.6°F), dropping below 0°C at night.

Spring (September – November)

During spring expect fresh mornings and brisk nights with average temperatures between 6 – 19°C (42.8 – 66.2°F). The city receives relatively low rainfall compared to the rest of the country.

Top Attractions

  • Australian War Memorial
  • National Museum of Australia
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Questacon – National Science and Technology Centre
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Parliament House
  • Royal Australian Mint
  • Old Parliament House
  • Mount Ainslie Lookout
  • Cockington Green Gardens


  • Australian National University
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • University of Canberra
  • UNSW Canberra
  • Australia Catholic University