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Celebrate the New Year 2013 in Australia’s Capital City, Canberra

The city of Canberra is situated in the northern region of the Australian Capital Territory and is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Australia. The city has a population of close to 365000 residents. As the federal capital of Australia, a high percentage of the city’s residents are civil servants. But Canberra is much more than just a city of civil servants. Nestled between the hills of the capital territory and situated between the ski slopes of Brindabella National Park and the beaches of the east coast, the city’s beauty has often been overlooked.  Apart from being the seat of government and home to the Australian National University, the country's history and culture are on proud display in the many museums (e.g. Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra Museum and Gallery), galleries and theatres (e.g. National Gallery of Australia), while innumerable green spaces and parks (e.g. Commonwealth Park, Namadgi National Park) give the city a fresh vitality and colourful flair that attract lots of tourists, especially on New Year’s Eve 2012/2013.

Civic Square and Garema Place are two well known sites in Canberra City that will host some free events to ring in the New Year. At civic Square there is a dance party suitable for all ages and families and friends featuring performances by local Canberra musicians. Later on at 9 pm nationally acclaimed musicians take to the stage at Garema Place and rock to the beat of australia’s top DJs. They will be fireworks on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, one at 9 pm and the other at the stroke of midnight to celebrate the New Year.