★ℒ ★Australia's capital. Canberra is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with around 380 000 people calling it home. Canberra is located in the Australian Capital Territory - ACT, surrounded by NSW. The city is 150kms inland and 571m above the Pacific Ocean, 281kms from Sydney and 660kms from Melbourne. A quiet, peaceful city surrounded by bushland with four very distinct seasons.