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Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of 358,000, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney, and 660 km (410 mi) north-east of Melbourne. A resident of Canberra is known as a "Canberran". The ACT, likeWashington, D. C. in the United States, is independent of any state to prevent any one state from gaining an advantage by hosting the seat of Federal power.

The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation's capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's two largest cities. It is unusual among Australian cities, being an entirely planned city outside of any state, similar to the American Federal District of Columbia. Following an international contest for the city's design, a blueprint by the Chicago architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin was selected and construction commenced in 1913. The Griffins' plan featured geometric motifs such as circles, hexagons and triangles, and was centred around axes aligned with significant topographical landmarks in the Australian Capital Territory.

The city's design was heavily influenced by the garden city movement and incorporates significant areas of natural vegetation that have earned Canberra the title of the "bush capital". The growth and development of Canberra were hindered by the World Wars and the Great Depression, which exacerbated a series of planning disputes and the ineffectiveness of a sequence of bodies that were to oversee the development of the city. The national capital emerged as a thriving city after World War II, as Prime Minister Robert Menzies championed its development and the National Capital Development Commission was formed with executive powers. Although the Australian Capital Territory is now self-governing, the federal government retains some influence through the National Capital Authority.

Job Agency in Canberra

  • Company
  • Adress
  • Phone number
  • website
  • Adecco
  • 6/3 Sydney Avenue Barton ACT 2603
  • (02) 6126 4200
  • Adecco.com.au
  • Hays Recruitment
  • 5th/54 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra ACT 2601
  • (02) 6257 6344
  • Hays.com.au
  • Hoban Recruitment
  • 1/15 London Circuit Canberra ACT 2600
  • (02) 6108 3800
  • Hoban.com.au
  • PCA People
  • 3/40 Marcus Clarke Street Canberra ACT 2601
  • (02) 6257 1010
  • Pcapeople.com
  • Randstad
  • 12/15 London Circuit Canberra ACT 2601
  • randstad.com.au
  • (02) 6278 0088