The Australian Capital Territory is home to Canberra, the Nation’s Capital. It is one of the world’s few planned cities, a city in a park, with a kaleidoscope of colours and experiences turned by the changing seasons. Fertile farming lands, the Great Dividing Range and alpine peaks surround the ACT.

A Few Facts
Area: ............................................................................... 2358 km2
Capital: .............................................................................Canberra
Population: ....................................................................... 368,000
Coastline: ............................................................................. 0 km
Time Zone: ............GMT +10 hours, daylight saving time is observed
Phone Dialling Code: ...............................................................+612
Average Daily January (Summer) Temperature: ..................... 25.9°C
Average Daily July (Winter) Temperature: .............................. 16.3°C
Distance of Airport to CBD: .......................................................8 km
Driving a Vehicle: ............................................ www.rego.act.gov.au
Public Transport Services: .............................. www.action.act.gov.au
Territory Tourism Website: ........................ www.visitcanberra.com.au
Territory Education Website: ............................... www.det.act.gov.au

Public Holidays for 2015
New Year’s Day............................................... Thursday 1st January
Australia Day .................................................Monday 26th January
Canberra Day.................................................... Monday 9th March
Good Friday .............................................................Friday 3rd April
Easter Saturday ...................................................Saturday 4th April
Easter Monday...................................................... Monday 6th April
Anzac Day .........................................................Saturday 25th April
Queen’s Birthday.................................................. Monday 8th June
Family and Community Day ........................Monday 28th September
Labour Day ......................................................Monday 5th October
Christmas Day.............................................. Friday 25th December
Boxing Day................................................ Monday 28th December

Government School Term Dates for 2015
Term 1: .................................................. 2nd February to 10th April
Term 2: .......................................................... 27th April to 3rd July
Term 3: ...............................................20th July to 25th September
Term 4: ..........................................12th October to 18th December

Shopping Hours
Trading hours are generally Monday to Thursday 9.00am-5.30pm, Friday 9.00am-9.00pm, Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm.