The capital of Australia, in the southeast part of the country. Settled in 1824, it replaced Melbourne as the capital in 1927.x
- National capital of Australia, located in the Australian Capital Territory.
- (Colloquial) The Australian government.
- A new tax policy was announced by Canberra today.
From Ngunawal kamberra (“meeting place”).
- In 1909 a Board appointed to consider the several possible sites within this district reported in favour of Canberra, on the Molonglo river, near Queanbeyan, as the site for the new city, and the basins of the Molonglo, Queanbeyan and Cotter rivers were indicated as suitable to form the federal territory.