Canberra is Australia’s national capital city and the seat of Australia’s Federal Government. This year Canberra is host city of CAUSINDY!
Following Australian Federation in 1901, ‘Yass-Canberra’ was selected as the region to host the Australian seat of government in 1908. In 1911-12, an international competition was conducted to design Australia’s capital. It was won by the Chicago team of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. The new city was named by Lady Denman at the Foundation Stones ceremony on Capital Hill, on 12 March 1913 – now celebrated as Canberra Day.
Today, Canberra’s population of some 340,000 enjoys an unprecedented lifestyle, living minutes away from unspoilt nature parks and the magnificent Murrumbidgee River system, as well as enjoying the benefits of a diverse and cosmopolitan city. Around 80,000 Canberra residents were born overseas, spanning 50 different countries. As the diplomatic centre of Australia, Canberra is also home to 90 diplomatic missions. The ACT region also has a vibrant business community, with many local firms trading IT, defence, management, health and educational services with Indonesia.
We welcome the ACT government as a sponsor!