According to this yes! https://www.cityservices.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/715078/12-Deciduous-Trees-for-Canberra-Gardens.pdf
There's some great info on Japanese Maples here if you are interested:
Here is info for you, Allana on growing Japanese maples, etc. in your area
I would check with a local nursery to see what they think. My local nursery has helped me so many times in the past because they don't just have knowledge about the zone but the soil in the exact area we're living in!
You would need to check your zone. I live in 7a and they do very well here. I have one that is rather large planted around 2004.
Have you asked a local nursery?
22 hours ago
You local nursery will be able to answer that with authority.