ACT Skilled Migration Program closed to overseas applicants until July 2017

Effective 14 September 2016, if you are living overseas you cannot apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until July 2017. 

Canberra residents

This action does not affect Canberra based applicants. You are still able to apply for ACT nomination if you meet the nomination criteria.

Streamlined PhD nominations

The ACT will accept applications for streamlined nomination from ACT PhD alumni living overseas.  If you meet the nomination criteria, email for advice on how to lodge the online application. 

ACT Occupation List will be updated in July 2017

The demand for ACT occupations will be reassessed in July 2017. The updated ACT Occupation List will be published when the ACT Migration Program reopens to overseas applicants in July 2017, 


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As an Australian or international student in Canberra you’ll find all the services and facilities you need from both an academic and social perspective. 

Imagine a learning environment that combines an easy-going attitude with top class teaching facilities. You’ll have access to renowned academic resources including the National Library of Australia, the largest in the country.

Ours is a vibrant multicultural city, but not so big as to lose its community appeal so you won’t feel like a number.

It’s safe too, with one of the lowest crime rates of any major Australian city.