Our open and connected community embraces multiculturalism and diversity. Around 25 per cent of our population was born overseas and thousands of international students come to study here each year.
As the seat of Australia's government, Canberra is also home to over 90 diplomatic missions and embassies, adding to our cosmopolitan community.
Each year our Multicultural Festival celebrates the diversity of our population through music, dance, cultural demonstrations and a fantastic range of food, attracting thousands of people. And Canberra is home to multicultural clubs and organisations that represent a myriad of cultures offering the opportunity for people who share a common heritage to meet and socialise.
Australia has no official state religion however it is predominantly a Christian country. Most of the 22 major religions of the world are practised in Australia reflecting the country's multicultural society. People are free to practice any religion they want as long as they are not breaking the law.
In Canberra you will find facilities and places of worship for most religions, with some available on campus. Ask student services at your institution about the facilities available to you.