About Canberra

About Canberra


Canberra is the capital city of Australia. It is situated inland between the cities of Sydney and Melbourne, within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) which is surrounded by New South Wales (NSW).


During the month of January, which is Summer in Australia, Canberra’s days are sunny and bright. Daytime maximum temperature is around 29˚C, with overnight lows of around 13˚C.


There is so much to see and do in Canberra – voted 3rd best city in the world by ‘Lonely Planet’ in 2018.

The Visit Canberra website is full of information about what’s on, and what to see and do.

You might like to extend your stay in Canberra, either before or after you attend the conference. If this is something you are interested in stay tuned to this page for some inspiration.

International Association of Sanskrit Studies

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