National Nursing Forum 2021

Getting around Canberra

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Canberra Airport

The state-of-the-art Canberra Airport terminal is certainly the best of its kind in the region, if not the world. Not only is it functional and efficient, it is a place of interest and calm, with world-class sculptures, landscaped gardens, and stunning water features. It is approximately a 15 minutes journey from Canberra Airport to the venue.

Action buses

Transport Canberra runs regular ACTION bus services between the Canberra Airport terminal and city bus station seven days a week. The bus numbers are 11 & 11A. Cash fares are available and payment can be made on the bus, at time of travel

Ride sharing

Uber is available from Canberra Airport. Request a pick-up or obtain an estimate from the Uber app. New users can sign up for an account on the Uber app. Your Uber driver will pick you up from the Express Pick-up car park, located on the ground floor of the green Indoor Park, a short 20 metre covered walk from the arrival’s hall.


Canberra taxi cabs can take you wherever you need to go and to catch a taxi, use a taxi rank where the clearly marked cars are parked and ready for dispatch. You can also phone ahead or book online. Canberra taxis and cabs accept payment by credit cards, Cabcharge vouchers, cash and electronic funds transfer. Some suggested taxi companies include:

ACT Cabs: 02 6280 0077
Canberra Elite: 13 22 27
Silver Service: 13 31 00


In Canberra, the average temperatures for August is high of 14ºC and a low of 1ºC. It can be chilly so warm clothing is recommended.


Canberra shops are typically open from 9am to 5:30pm during the week with late night shopping in the CBD until 9pm on Friday nights. Weekend trading hours are usually from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

Eating out

Bistros, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops offer varied menus, prices and decor. Local specialties such as seafood and Australian wines are worth trying. At some restaurants you can keep the liquor bill down by taking your own wine or beer. These are called “BYO” restaurants, an abbreviation for “bring your own”. Visit