Welcome to the Capital of Australia! Situated between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra has earned the nickname “bush capital”. This city was designed with a significant garden city influence. This led to vast areas of vegetation and greenery throughout the city – certainly a unique feature not seen in many capital cities of this scale. While the choice for Canberra as capital may have been a compromise between Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra has created a unique feel to it while still incorporating everything you’d hope to see in a capital city.