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Type of Koala villager Canberra kal08
Artwork of Canberra the Koala
Species Personality Gender
Koala Big sister Female
Birthday May 14th Taurus
Favorite saying "It's never too late to start over."
Catchphrase "nuh uh"
Clothing Striped tank (Green)[nb 1]
Umbrella Petal parasol[nb 2]
Melon umbrella[nb 3]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 キャンベラ[nb 4]
 캔버라[nb 7]
 简培菈[nb 5]
 簡培菈[nb 6]
 Канберра[nb 8]
Phrase in other languages

Canberra is a big sister koala villager in the Animal Crossing series. She first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games except Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Her name most likely references the capital of Australia, Canberra, as Australia is the homeland of koalas. She shares this trait with Alice, Melba, and Sydney, who are also female koala villagers named after cities in Australia.

In New Horizons, Canberra has the play hobby and can run around with her arms extended at any time, rather than only outside Resident Services during a scripted activity with a group of villagers.



Artwork of Canberra from New Leaf.

Canberra is a koala with tanned skin, brown hair and eyebrows, a light brown nose, and large, dark red cheeks. She also has large, round, light blue eyes. The tips of her paws and the inside of her ears are white. She bears large similarities to another koala villager, Melba.


Below is a brief description of the big sister personality. For more information, click here.

Canberra acts as a big sister, meaning that while she may have some attitude, she also acts caring and forgiving toward the player. She also considers herself as a tomboy. She shows herself to be competitive, enjoying fighting and engaging in "turf wars". She will get along with normal villagers due to sharing a kind nature, lazy villagers for their relaxed views on life, peppy and jock villagers for their shared competitive nature, and their male counterparts, the smug villagers. She may not get along too well with snooty and cranky villagers due to their habit of spreading gossip. She, like all other big sister villagers will wake up at 9:30 AM and fall asleep at 3:00 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Canberra cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

It's never too late to start over.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 14 Taurus Big sister nuh uh
Default clothing Green-Stripe Tank NL Model.png Green-stripe tank
Default umbrella Petal Parasol NL Model.png Petal parasol
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Sporty
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Iconic
Favorite color
Siblings Second of 6 kids
Skill Making faces
Goal Tennis player
Halloween fear Werewolf Hood NL Model.png Werewolf hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Kilimanjaro
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

It's never too late to start over.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 14 Taurus Big sister (A) nuh uh
Default clothing Striped Tank (Green) NH Icon.png Striped tank (Green)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Dotted Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Dotted raincoat (Green) & Outdoor Hat (Green) NH Icon.png outdoor hat (Green)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Down jacket (Green) & Snowy Knit Cap (Green) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Green)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: Pajama Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Green)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Tank (Navy blue)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • Bunny Day: Leaf-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Leaf-egg outfit  & Leaf-Egg Shell NH Icon.png leaf-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Green) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Green) & Impish Horns (Green) NH Icon.png impish horns (Green)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Flapper Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Flapper dress (Green) & Flower Sunglasses (Green) NH Icon.png flower sunglasses (Green)[nb 9]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Flapper Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Flapper dress (Green) & Flower Sunglasses (Green) NH Icon.png flower sunglasses (Green)[nb 10]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png Rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Green) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Green)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Aquamarine) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Aquamarine)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: Pajama Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Green)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Green) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Green) & Vine Crown NH Icon.png vine crown
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Green) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Green) & Retro Shades (Blue) NH Icon.png retro shades (Blue)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Green) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Green), Light-Up Flower Crown (Light Blue) NH Icon.png light-up flower crown (Light blue), & Neon Shades (Lime & Purple) NH Icon.png neon shades (Lime & purple)
  • Default umbrella Melon Umbrella NH Icon.png Melon umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Striped - Fabric 8) NH Model.png  Striped - Fabric 8
    Favorite styles Active and Cool
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Play
    Handheld items
    Bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Play Book Interior NH Texture.png Comic
    Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
    Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
    Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
    Ideal clothing for Canberra – Green / Aqua Active and Cool clothing
    Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
    For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
    Name Image Price Available from
    Cowboy shirt (Light blue) Cowboy Shirt (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  2,100 Bells  Able Sisters
    Hawaiian-print apron (Mint) Hawaiian-Print Apron (Mint) NH Icon.png  1,280 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Kids' smock (Frog) Kids' Smock (Frog) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Able Sisters
    Music-fest shirt (Light blue) Music-Fest Shirt (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Able Sisters
    Outdoor hat (Light blue) Outdoor Hat (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Sporty shades (Lime) Sporty Shades (Lime) NH Icon.png  1,300 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Green Items
    More Aqua Items
    More Active Items
    More Cool Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want to serve food from around the world...
    Client's vision International Eatery
    Required items Chafing Dish
    Fried Rice
    Favorite song  K.K. Bazaar
    Unlocked items
  •  Imperial Dining Chair
  •  Reception Chair
  •  Zen Cushion
  •  Zen Bench
  •  Small Café Table
  •  Low Folding Table
  •  Large Café Table
  •  Table with Cloth
  •  Imperial Dining Table
  •  Checkout Counter
  •  Ranch Cupboard
  •  Serving Cart
  •  Sample Case
  •  Standing Shop Sign
  •  Frozen-Drink Machine
  •  Salad Bar
  •  Stall
  •  Fancy Water Pitcher
  •  Table Setting
  •  Coffee Cup
  •  Yunomi Teacup
  •  Fancy Tea Set
  •  Traditional Tea Set
  •  Minestrone Soup
  •  Poke
  •  Fish and Chips
  •  French Fries
  •  Potato Galette
  •  Anchoas al Ajillo
  •  Snack Bread
  •  Gnocchi di Zucca
  •  Spaghetti Napolitan
  •  Hearty Ramen
  •  Tantanmen
  •  Carrot-Tops Curry
  •  Tomato Curry
  •  Biryani
  •  Omurice
  •  Pad Krapow
  •  Risotto
  •  Pizza Margherita
  •  Carpaccio di Capesante
  •  Aji Fry
  •  Pesce All'acqua Pazza
  •  Sautéed Olive Flounder
  •  Sea-Bass Pie
  •  Fruit Scones
  •  Chinese-Style Meal
  •  Japanese-Style Meal
  •  Western-Style Meal
  •  Blood-Orange Juice
  •  Melon Soda
  •  Modern Cash Register
  •  Bottled Ship
  •  Canberra's Photo
  •  Imperial Dining Lantern
  •  Bamboo Wall Decoration
  •  World Map
  •  Tapestry
  •  Hanging Scroll
  •  Exit Sign
  •  Deer Decoration
  •  Timber Doorplate
  •  Canberra's Poster
  •  Round Light Fixture
  •  Chandelier
  •  Hanging Sign
  •  Dual Hanging Monitors
  • Interior:


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Canberra is one of the starter villagers, her house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Block Series. She cannot have her initial house interior unless she moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Canberra's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Canberra's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Tan wooden-tile roof
    Siding:  Yellow log exterior
    Door:  Vertical-panes door
    Wall:  Tropical Vista
    Floor:  Starry-Sands Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Island

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    It's never too late to start over.

    Canberra's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Canberra's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    May 14 Taurus Big sister nuh uh
    Default clothing Green-Stripe Tank HHD Icon.png Green-stripe tank
    Umbrella Petal Parasol HHD Icon.png Petal parasol
    House request
    Thought bubble I'll open a restaurant with food from around the world!
    Client's vision An international restaurant.
    Required items Samgyetang
    Curry Plate
    Favorite song  K.K. Bazaar
    Unlocked items
  •  Table with Cloth
  •  Cheese
  •  Tacos
  •  Curry Plate
  •  Sausage
  •  Samgyetang
  •  Bureom
  •  Kimbap Plate
  •  Genie's Lamp
  •  K.K. Bazaar
  •  Canberra's Pic
  •  Tapestry
  •  Dream Catcher
  • Interior:
  •  Persian Rug
  •  Tent Rug
  •  Tent Wall
  • Clothing:
  •  Chef's Outfit
  •  Genie Shirt
  •  Green-Stripe Tank
  •  Fairy-Tale Dress
  •  Milkmaid Dress
  •  Pink Polka Dress
  •  Alpinist Dress
  •  Gaudy Dress
  •  Chima Jeogori Dress
  •  Genie Pants
  •  Chef's Hat
  •  Alpinist Hat
  •  Flamenco Hat
  •  Puffy Hat
  •  Milkmaid Hat
  •  Turban
  •  Shamrock Hat
  •  Wooden Clogs
  •  Petal Parasol
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Canberra's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    232 Canberra amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #232 Canberra - Series 3
    Star sign: Taurus
    Birthday: May 14
    Dice value: 1
    Hand sign: Rock



    • Canberra appears on the album cover of "K.K. March."

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese キャンベラ
    From the capital of Australia, Canberra

    Korean 캔버라
    From English/Japanese name, meaning Canberra

    Simplified Chinese 简培菈
    From English/Japanese name

    Traditional Chinese 簡培菈

    Russian Канберра
    From English/Japanese name

    Dutch Canberra Same as English/Japanese name

    German Caroline -

    European Spanish Canberra Same as English/Japanese name

    European French Kolala Derived from "koala"

    Italian Canberra Same as English/Japanese name

    See also[edit]


    1. Called "green-stripe tank" prior to New Horizons
    2. Prior to New Horizons
    3. New Horizons
    4. Kyanbera
    5. Jiǎnpéilā
    6. Jiǎnpéilā
    7. Kaenbeora
    8. Kanberra
    9. Canberra's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    10. If it is Canberra's birthday, she will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).