Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory (abbreviated ACT) is a territory in the south east of Australia, enclaved within New South Wales. The Australian Capital Territory was created to house the nation’s capital Canberra with a population of 374,245. It is the smallest self-governing internal territory in Australia.

The ACT is bounded by the Goulburn-Cooma railway line in the east, the watershed of Naas Creek in the south, the watershed of the Cotter River in the west, and the watershed of the Molonglo River in the north-east. The ACT also has a small strip of territory around the southern end of the Beecroft Peninsula, which is the northern headland of Jervis Bay.

The ACT has a mostly dry, continental climate with warm to hot summers and cool winters. The average annual rainfall is 629 millimetres which is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month is October and the driest is June. During winter, snow falls in the nearby Australian Alps. January is the hottest month with average maximum temperatures of 28°C. The coldest month is July with average daily temperatures of 11°C which can drop below zero at night. Canberra has around nine hours a day of sunshine in summer, dropping to around five hours in winter.

Apart from the city of Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory also contains agricultural land (sheep, dairy cattle, vineyards and small amounts of crops) and a large area of national park (Namadgi National Park), much of it mountainous and forested. Small townships and communities located within the ACT include Williamsdale, Naas, Uriarra, Tharwa and Hall.

Tidbinbilla is a locality to the south-west of Canberra that features the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, operated by the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of its Deep Space Network. There are a large range of mountains, rivers and creeks in the Namadgi National Park. These include the Naas and Murrumbidgee Rivers.


As the seat of the government of Australia, Canberra is the site of Parliament House, the High Court and numerous government departments and agencies. It is also the location of many social and cultural institutions of national significance, such as the Australian War Memorial, Australian National University, Australian Institute of Sport, National Gallery, National Museum and the National Library. The Australian Army's officer corps are trained at the Royal Military College, Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy is also located in the capital.

The city's design was influenced by the garden city movement and incorporates significant areas of natural vegetation that have earned Canberra the title of the "bush capital". Explore the treasure trove of national attractions, sprawling parklands and fashionable restaurants and bars.

Just a 45 minute drive from the city, you’ll find the wildlife, walking trails and Aboriginal rock art of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park in the northern Australian Alps. Drive the Poacher’s Trail to the wineries, farms and galleries of the surrounding scenic countryside. Hike past wildflowers and glacial lakes in the Snowy Mountains and spot dolphins from pristine beaches on the South Coast.

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The Wharf Maryborough

The Wharf Maryborough

Fraser Coast
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6 Porter Street

6 Porter Street

Barossa Valley
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Brydon House Blairgowrie

Brydon House Blairgowrie

$1.2 to $1.3 Million
Mornington Peninsula
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Noosa Edge Naturist Retreat

Noosa Edge Naturist Retreat

$4400 per month WI/WO (Conditions Apply) (Lease)
Sunshine Coast
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Byfield Cabins on Waterpark Creek

Byfield Cabins on Waterpark Creek

This beautiful 60 acre freehold property is located in the small community of Byfield, adjacent to the Byfield National Park. Located 50 kilometers North of the coastal town of Yeppoon and 75 kilometers from the City of Rockhampton in Central Qld. Byfield has a primary school and a very popular country cafe as well as other weekend attractions. Our 60 acre property is a natural subtropical bushland with the beautiful waterpark creek as our eastern boundary providing still water kayaking for our guests. We have established our small business as a quiet couples retreat with interesting walki... 
Arcadia Cottages

Arcadia Cottages

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Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges
Arcadia's 5 individual dwellings are set separately on 2.38 acres of sun-soaked north facing gardens offering an appealing package of private family estate and well patronised business. . For 26 years this beautiful property has allowed the owners to live, work, play and raise a family all without leaving home. The appeal of being able to administer a thriving business and enjoy the bond that a family offers is a wonderful thing. . The Architect designed owner's residence is separately positioned within a private garden and is oriented to maximise the Northerly aspect. . The two store... 
Hillview Farmstay

Hillview Farmstay

Snowy Mountains
946 acres (383 Ha) situated 35km from Gundagai, 50km from Wagga, halfway between Sydney & Melbourne. 4 bedroom brick veneer home plus 5 self contained, purpose built, excellently presented farmstay cottages. In ground swimming pool, tennis court, extensive gardens. Farmstay gross income $160,000. Communication towers & highway signage - $30,000 income CPI indexed. Stock sales $50,000. Excellent set of steel cattle yards. Divided into 7 paddocks. Watered by 6 dams plus bore and rain water tanks. Open Farm - Sunday 25th June & Saturday 1st July - 12 noon start 
240 Morgan Road

240 Morgan Road

Expressions of Interest
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST An opportunity of a LIFETIME! Here we have an outstanding opportunity for YOU to own an established caravan park boasting some 39 acres on the Lake Bonney waterfront. The vendors have been busy with refurbishments to the amenities, camping sites and the park grounds, offering a great and relaxing atmosphere for all to enjoy. Features of this unique resort include a 3 bedroom house, camp kitchen, amenities block (including disabled), sauna and massage area, kiosk, BBQ area, recreation hall, small winery and workshop. Offering a variety of powered and non-powe...