Monthly Archives: May 2017


NGA and NMA exhibitions commemorate 50-year anniversary of 1967 referendum

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) and the National Museum of Australia (NMA) launched exhibitions last week to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 referendum, Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial and A Change is Gonna Come, respectively.

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The Handmade Market

The Handmade Market Canberra

The popular Handmade Market returns to Exhibition Park in Canberra for its winter celebration.

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Virgin Campaign

Virgin Australia and VisitCanberra partner for a winter weekend campaign

During the month of May, Virgin offered sale fares on Canberra flights and holidays, departing from Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney. VisitCanberra entered into a campaign partnership to promote the sale, deriving from a shared goal of driving visitation during…

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ATE cafe

ATE 2017 wrap up

VisitCanberra was joined by 12 tourism industry partners in Sydney from 15–19 May to take part in the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), the biggest annual travel tradeshow held in the Southern Hemisphere. This was the largest ACT contingent ever to…

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2017 Tourism Awards

Tourism Awards nominations closing soon

Nominations for the 2017 Canberra Region Tourism Awards close on Wednesday 31 May. The annual awards recognise the tourism products, services, individuals, events and businesses that have successfully contributed to the tourism industry in Canberra and the region.

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Advertising opportunities at CRVC

A variety of advertising opportunities are available at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre (CRVC) including digital displays, showcase displays, display cabinets, pop-up events and tailor-made advertising packages.

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Celebrating National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week runs annually from 27 May – 3 June and is a time for all Australians to reflect on our shared histories, and on the contributions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. These dates mark…

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Tigerair Australia announces new Brisbane-Canberra route

Tigerair Australia has announced that it will operate three weekly return services (Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday) between Brisbane and Canberra, providing the only low cost air travel option on this route.

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National Zoo and Aquarium unveils new open-range expansion

The National Zoo and Aquarium has officially unveiled a new open-range expansion, which is home to a host of animals including white rhinos, maned wolves, zebras, cheetahs, giraffes, elks and much more.

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truffle hunt

Truffle Festival – Canberra Region

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Truffle Festival – Canberra Region is the ultimate foodie festival and a fabulous celebration of winter in the region. Each year from June to August more than 250 individual events showcase the region’s…

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Tourism Awards

Nominations open for Canberra Region Tourism Awards

Nominations for the 2017 Canberra Region Tourism Awards are open until Wednesday 31 May. 

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New government initiative assists job seekers

The Department of Employment has developed a new website designed to promote careers and equip job seekers with the necessary skills and information to find employment.

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