A group of friends lying on the grass

Our supportive community welcomes new people, new ideas and new ways of doing things.

Offering all the advantages of city living while still having a small-town feel, there are limitless opportunities to help you meet new people and feel part of our community.

About 75 per cent of adult Canberrans belong to one or more of our sporting, social, cultural, worker, professional, recreational and returned service clubs. There are also hundreds of community groups and not-for-profit organisations including family events, church groups, playgroups and volunteering organisations. Introduce yourself to your neighbours, contact school groups, register with the local library and, as they say in Australia, “have a go”.