Communications

The Communications division is responsible for directorate and whole-of-government communications, engagement, digital communications, branding and the provision of public affairs advice and planning. The division also coordinates protocol advice, briefs, ministerial, hospitality and special events for the Chief Minister, and provides secretariat services to the Head of Service for ACT and National Honours and Awards.

Our Canberra
Our Canberra is a coordinated digital and print approach to how the ACT Government communicates directly with Canberrans on ACT Government news, initiatives and service information.  Starting in November 2015, it is delivered as a monthly regional print newsletter to all Canberra households, via a monthly email newsletter, website and regular digital content published online and daily through Whole of Government Facebook, Twitter and Youtube social media channels.

Your Say
Your Say is an exciting new way to engage online, share ideas and have your say on ACT Government projects and initiatives. It complements but does not replace traditional face-to-face engagement activities including workshops, displays, forums and mail outs.

ACT Veterans' Advisory Council
The Veterans' Advisory Council was established to consider local Veterans issues.

ACT Flags and Emblems
Images and descriptions of the Fauna and Floral Emblems and the Flag of the Australian Capital Territory, as well as the Coat of Arms of the City of Canberra.

Canberra Citizen of the Year
The Canberra Citizen of the Year Award recognises those in the ACT who, through their personal efforts, have made a significant contribution to our community.

Chief Minister's Canberra Gold Award
As part of the Canberra Social Plan the ACT Government has instituted a Chief Minister's 'Canberra Gold' Award to recognise and celebrate the commitment made by long term residents of the ACT.

Canberra's International Relationships
City-to-city relationships encourage communities and special interest groups both locally and abroad to engage in a wide range of exchange activities.

Daylight Saving and Public Holidays in the ACT
The ACT's Daylight Saving arrangements are in line with New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

ACT Honour Walk
The ACT Honour Walk recognises individuals or groups from across all categories of endeavour that have made significant and sustained past contributions to the ACT.