Definition of bush capital in English:

bush capital


the bush capital
  • A nickname for Canberra, the capital of Australia.

    ‘guidelines were issued to locals in the bush capital on how to steer clear of these aggressive marsupials’
    • ‘The "bush capital" is simply being reconstructed so that the same vulnerabilities to fire will re-emerge.’
    • ‘And we have our city back, the bush capital, not the Bush capital.’
    • ‘Canberra is marketed to tourists as "Australia's Bush Capital".’
    • ‘He notes that Canberra currently markets itself as the Bush capital of Australia.’
    • ‘The Sydney-Melbourne rivalry of biblical propotions was the genesis of the 'bush capital.'’
    • ‘Could it be that those approached aren't interested in our bush capital?’
    • ‘Bushfires had almost encircled the bush capital, filling the air with a constant smoke haze and an eerie blood-red sun.’
    • ‘The city has lost the innocence of the 'bush capital' without quite becoming urbane.’
    • ‘Four civilian members of the unit left their own homes, some still under threat, and headed for the four civilian evacuation centres set up in the bush capital.’
    • ‘Summer is fire season in bush country, and Canberra, on the southeastern fringe of Australia's outback, is often called the bush capital.’


Early 20th century: from Canberra's relatively rural and inland setting, compared to the coastal cities of Sydney and Melbourne.