I have a friend from Sydney. The first time she saw snow was when she came to visit me in Cleveland.
Isn’t it even more unusual to have snow in Canberra?
Canberra is much closer to the region that gets regular snow than Sydney. What’s unusual is it’s Spring and it is fairly unusual to have snow even in the Winter except for a couple of the mountain areas.
Canberra is somewhat close to the only place it regularly snows in the Australian winter. The appropriately named Snowy Mountains. Nevertheless I am not sure. The ACT mentioned in the article stands for Australian Capitol Territory and includes Canberra so they did get snow in this time.