Destination

Canberra, Australia’s Capital region, became the site for the newly federated nation of Australia in 1908. The city’s national museums and attractions hold and share the treasures of our nation. See our country and people through the eyes of our artists, and experience Australian character through sound and film, books and exhibitions.

Celebrate Australia’s proud sporting achievements, delve into our political history, Indigenous culture and reflect on our young nation’s experience on the international stage. Canberra is a fantastic base from which to explore the many treasures of the surrounding region, offering more than 30 wineries, as well as historic townships, quiet coastlines, the lush southern highlands and the alpine roof of Australia in the famous Snowy Mountains.

Visit the birthplace of the world’s greatest cricket batsman, Sir Donald Bradman, at the Bradman Museum in Bowral, ascend the highest mountain in Australia, Mt Kosciuszko, to experience the alpine flowers and endless views or experience the variation in temperature, elevation and soil that provide such variety in wines as Sangiovese, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.

Whatever your interest in respiratory medicine or life outside, the 2017 ASM has something for you to enjoy and we look forward to seeing you in Canberra in 2017.