Canberra is a vibrant and progressive city, with a resilient economy and a responsive public health system, boasting some of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the world. Canberra is home to influencers and thought leaders driving innovation, knowledge and research nationally and globally in a range of key sectors.

As the custodian of the Australian story through our national institutions, and the country’s political epicentre with Federal Government departments and agencies based in Canberra, our capital truly is ‘the meeting place of the nation’. This is where key decision makers meet, and brilliant possibilities come to life.

From hidden laneway bars, to nationally recognised restaurants and sprawling vineyards just a short drive from the city, Canberra is a foodie’s dream, with something to wow your delegates at every turn.

Events in Canberra offer something for all interests, including art, food and wine, performance, music, and sport. From blockbuster exhibitions to epic festivals, there is no shortage of events to attend in the capital.


Hotel Realm

18 National Circuit

Barton  ACT  2600

Phone: 02 6163 1888


The Hotel Realm is ideally located close to Canberra’s city centre and a bevy of the nation’s most revered cultural icons such as the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, Old Parliament House, and the stately Lake Burley Griffin.  It is a short walk to the many cosmopolitan shopping, eating and entertainment options of Manuka and Kingston and close to all the drama of Parliament House.

Getting to Canberra

Canberra is well-positioned to host delegates from both regional areas and capital cities in Australia.

Canberra is less than an hour by air from Sydney, one hour from Melbourne and less than two hours from Brisbane. Canberra International Airport is less than 10 minutes from the CBD. Connect to the city via rental car, limousine, public transport, shuttle bus, taxi or with a rideshare operator.

What to do in Canberra


Canberra is a rare treat among Australian cities, providing a kaleidoscope of colour, activity and experiences based around our four distinct seasons. Whatever time of year you visit, you’re sure to find plenty of things to do in Canberra. 

The weather does change markedly from season to season. Temperatures in summer average 27ºC (80.6ºF), while they drop to daily winter averages of 12°C (53.6ºF).

Canberra generally has low humidity, with dry heat in summer and cool winters. Given the city’s average elevation of 570m (1870 feet), frosts are common in winter and UV radiation can be high.

Whichever the season, Canberra is known for its clean, fresh air and stunning blue skies.

For current weather conditions and detailed forecasts for Canberra, visit the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website here