Canberra’s new numberplate slogan announced


Released 14/03/2017

The ACT will have a new numberplate slogan after Canberrans voted for – ‘Canberra -The Bush Capital’.

More than 8000 votes were made for a new slogan and to keep an existing slogan - ‘Canberra The Nation’s Capital’. Canberra drivers will be able to choose between the two slogans when they come into circulation later this year.

The ACT Government sought the views of Canberrans on the new plate slogan through the online forum ‘Your Say’. Canberrans were asked to provide ideas before a panel determined ten options that were open for voting.

I’m encouraged by the enthusiasm of Canberrans who engaged in this process and the Government will look at further ways we can have similar discussions with the community in the future.

The new slogan and the one remaining existing slogan will streamline the numberplate system in the ACT with the other existing slogans phased out.

Full results below:

New plate slogan:

  1. CANBERRA – THE BUSH CAPITAL (1671 votes, 38%)
  2. NGUNNAWAL COUNTRY (1058 votes, 24%)
  3. CBR – DRIVING THE NATION (479 votes, 11%)
  4. CBR – AUSTRALIA’S COOL CAPITAL (366 votes, 8%)
  5. AUSTRALIA’S MEETING PLACE (315 votes, 7%)
  6. CBR – FOR ALL SEASONS (140 votes, 3%)
  7. CBR – GREEN AND CLEAN (118 votes, 3%)
  8. CBR – CITY OF DIVERSITY (87 votes, 2%)
  9. CBR – BRILLIANT POSSIBILITIES (70 votes, 2%)
  10. CBR – AN ACTIVE CITY (65 votes, 1%)

Total votes : 4369

Existing plate slogan to retain:

  1. CANBERRA THE NATION’S CAPITAL (2292 votes, 50%)
  2. CANBERRA – HEART OF THE NATION (1101 votes, 24%)
  3. PARLIAMENT HOUSE (image) (746 votes, 16%)
  4. FEEL THE POWER OF CANBERRA (383 votes, 8%)
  5. CANBERRA – AGE FRIENDLY CITY (45 votes, 1%)

Total votes: 4567

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Section: Andrew Barr, MLA | Media Releases


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