Canberra is home to the National Parliament and to Australia's National Attractions:

  • Australian Institute of Sport - Australia is a sports mad nation and this is where Australia’s sporting champions live and train
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens - Offering a breathtaking array of native plants in a spectacular bushland setting, it is the only place in the world you will see this diversity of Australian native plants in one location
  • Australian War Memorial - Australia's national memorial to the members of all its armed forces who have died or participated in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • High Court of Australia - Australia's Constitutional court and highest court of appeal in a stunning building by Lake Burley Griffin in the Parliamentary Zone
  • National Archives of Australia - See documents, photographs, objects and multimedia in a permanent exhibition tracking Australia's journey as a country
  • National Carillion - with 55 bronze bells, this unique instrument offers regular recitals throughout the summer months
  • National Capital Exhibition - tells the story of Canberra, Australia's national capital.
  • National Dinosaur Museum - Australia's largest permanent Dinosaur and prehistoric collection.
  • National Film & Sound Archive - the nation’s living archive, collecting, preserving and sharing our rich audiovisual heritage.
  • National Gallery of Australia - national art museum of Australia as well as the largest art museum in Australia, holding more than 166,000 works of art.
  • National Library of Australia - the largest reference library of Australia
  • National Museum of Australia - preserves and interprets Australia's social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation
  • National Portrait Gallery - portraits of over 400 people who have been instrumental in Australia's developement as a nation.
  • National Zoo & Aquarium - Australia's only combined Zoo and Aquarium gives you an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of their animals
  • Old Parliament House - home to the Museum of Australian Democracy and Australia's national parliament until 1988.
  • Parliament House - Opened in 1988, this iconic and cleverly designed building is central to the architectural plan of Canberra and home to the Federal Government of Australia.
  • Questacon - The National Science & Technology Centre - With over 200 hands-on exhibits visitors of all ages will journey through the wonderful world of science.  Includes MiniQ - a special section for budding scientists 0-6 years.
  • Royal Australian Mint - where the money is made!  Includes the National Coin Collection with rare, valuable and historically significant coins on display