The Australian Capital Territory also referred to as ACT, is located in the Southern Plateau region of New South Wales.
Australian Capital Territory is the largest inland State in Australia and is the smallest self-governing territory since 1989.
Canberra is the capital city of the Australian Capital Territory.
Australian Capital Territory (Australian Capital Territory) has a population of 419,200, which is 1.6% of the Australian population.
The top ancestries of people in the Australian Capital Territory are English, Australian, Irish, Scottish and Chinese.
The Australian Capital Territory is nested in the southeast region of New South wales.
Australian Capital Territory stretches 88 km from North to South and 30 km from East to West and has a total area of 2,358 km, which is less than 1% of the total Australian landmass.
Canberra consists of rocky plains, hills and mountains. The 45% of Landscapes in the Australian Capital Territory consist of Namadgi National park.
The Murrumbidgee River is the 2nd largest river in Australia which runs through the Australian Capital Territory. Australian Capital Territory also has some great swimming sites, including the Cotter Dam, Black Mountain, Gibraltar Falls, Pine Island, Point Hill Crossing, Casuarina Sands, Kambah Pool Reserve and Uriarra Crossing.
Medicare funds healthcare is primarily for Australian PR holders and Citizens. In Australia, Medicare is a government-run medical scheme, operated by Medicare Australia, which is the primary health care funded in Australia and covers 70% of the healthcare costs of an individual.
There are three types of Healthcare schemes available for residents, including:
The pharmaceutical benefits scheme
Private Health Insurance
Australia has its own health cover system for international students called Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC). To ensure the medical safety of the student in Australia, it is mandatory to purchase OSHC.
Canberra is the economic center of the Australian Capital Territory. An increase in population growth, rising employment and a stable housing market has led to Australian Capital Territory's economic success in the past several years.
Healthcare and Social Assistance in Canberra are the biggest employers, comprising 12.6% of the total employment.
The leading industries in Canberra are Construction and Trades, Professional Services, Healthcare, Education, Government and Defence, Sports, Recreation & the Arts.
Unemployment rates in Canberra are quite low and lie around 3.4%. Due to low unemployment levels, disposable incomes of residents in Australian Capital Territory are higher than any other Australian capital city.
Australian Capital Territory has a dry, continental climate and experiences four distinct seasons
Summers are from December to February.January is considered the hottest month, with average maximum temperature ranging from minimum 13ºC to a maximum of 27 ºC.
Winters are from June to August. July is the coldest month with an average minimum temperature ranging from -0.2 ºC to a maximum of 11 ºC. The mountain ranges in the southwest are covered in snow during winter.
Australian Capital Territory experiences frequent rainfalls, the west of Canberra experiencing higher rainfall levels. The annual recorded rainfall is 25 inches. The rainfall levels in the mountains are much higher and average about 60 inches of rainfall a year.
The capital city provides cosmopolitan comfort and has a lot to offer such as adventurous sports event, festivals. QS Best student city rankings rank Canberra in the top 25 Best Student cities in 2018 due to the city's high quality of life, healthcare, numerous job opportunities, safe environment, world-class education facilities, civic engagement and housing.
Australian Capital Territory offers world-class research and education universities and institutions which offer a diverse range of courses and programs for both domestic and international students. In addition to Universities, Canberra is also home to a technical institute, and many colleges and TAFEs offering a variety of program options.
One in every six residents either study or work at a University in the Australian Capital Territory, making it a truly education capital.
Canberra had the highest number of persons studying either full- time or part-time than any other Australian city.
According to the QS Best student city rankings, Canberra was voted in the top 25 Best Student cities in 2018, as a result of the city's high quality of life, healthcare, numerous job opportunities, safe environment, world-class education facilities, civic engagement and housing.
Canberra houses numerous Universities, offering a diverse range of courses and programs for domestic and international students. In addition to Universities, Canberra is also home to a technical institute, and many colleges and TAFEs offering a variety of program options.