Canberra is rightly known as Australia’s political epicentre, but it’s also the cultural heartland of craft beer – home to nine of the most awarded and highly rated beers in the country – per capita punching well above their weight. 

As a tribute to the nation’s capital being a “hop spot” for local brewers, Uber Eats is calling on Australians to rally behind our petition to rename the city to Can-beer-a – aiming to officially present the petition to Parliament following National Beer Day on Friday August 4. 

“When we discovered the incredible concentration of local brewers in the capital we thought – what better way to help promote their craft nationally than by petitioning to rename the nation’s capital in their honour?” said Regional General Manager Retail, Uber Eats ANZ, Lucas Groeneveld, “Goulburn might have the Big Merino and Coffs Harbour the Big Banana but nobody has ever had a town named after their most popular export – why can’t Canbeera be the first?”.

The tongue in cheek petition also has the support of local ACT merchants Bent Spoke and Capital Brewing who have some of their iconic craft beers available for sale on Uber Eats and who employ dozens of Canberrans. 

As well as sending a town crier to the steps of Parliament House to announce our intention to lodge the petition Uber Eats also staged “Welcome to Canbeera” signs throughout the capital, to remind visitors to the city of one of their most prized emerging local industries. 

In support of the petition and to help even more Australians discover the country’s impressive array of small batch brewers – many of whom also hail from outside the capital – Uber Eats is also launching a 30% off for select beers in the ACT, Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales until the start of the weekend.

Aussie ales are proving to be a growing category on Uber Eats with thousands of beers available on the east coast of Australia. Beer orders are on the up, experiencing double digit growth year on year. And beer now features in almost one in three alcohol purchases from local merchants across the Uber platform. 

A number of measures have been put in place to help ensure the process for ordering alcohol is safe. If a delivery person observes anyone is visibly intoxicated or unable to provide a valid ID, they’re prompted by the app to return the alcohol to the store and they will be paid to do so.

Uber Eats is a member of the Retail Drinks Association and partner to DrinkWise. 

Town Crier outside Parliament House with the petition to rename Canberra CanBEERa.

Terms and Conditions

Available to Uber Eats users 18+ in Australia with valid proof of age document. 30% off select ‘beer’ items at participating alcohol stores on Uber Eats. Delivery Fee and Service Fee apply to orders delivered by Uber Eats and are based on order value before promotion is applied. 30% off does not apply to fees. You may redeem this Offer once only. Subject to stock availability, operating hours and availability of participating stores in your area. Not in conjunction with any other offer. Available between August 1 and August 4, 2023, unless withdrawn earlier. See stores in app for their liquor licence details.