USS Canberra Freedom of Entry

23 July 2023


Freedom of Entry Parade, Canberra ACT - Veteran’s Park, Corner of Northbourne Ave and Bunda Street. The parade will then continue south on Northbourne Avenue, left into London Circuit and end at Civic Square


On 23 July, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will grant Freedom of Entry to the crew of the future USS Canberra a day after the ship officially becomes a part of the US Navy active fleet. This tradition, which stretches back to medieval times, is a mark of trust and confidence. This is the highest accolade a city can bestow and is a symbol of the strong alliance between Australia and the US.

For further event details, road closures and map, visit the ACT government website.


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