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

This action does not affect ACT PhD alumni living overseas. You are still able to apply for steamlined nomination 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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Whilst we know when to be serious, we also know how to have fun. There’s more happening in Canberra than ever before and life as a student here will be one of your most enjoyable and rewarding experiences.

With a population of over 380,000 people, Canberra offers all the excitement and advantages of city living without the traffic, pollution and stress of larger cities, making it an extremely accessible playground.

Here you’ll enjoy world-class festivals, facilities, entertainment, outdoor pursuits, dining and shopping and a calendar overflowing with cultural, sporting and student specific events.

Because we’re a planned city, getting around is easy. Everything is usually within a 20-minute drive or less. More than 500 kilometres of dedicated bicycle paths will deliver you to each of the major CBD areas in the city. And our public transport system, ACTION, is a fast, safe and reliable bus service. 

Ours is a safe city too, with one of the lowest crime rates of any major Australian city, and an inclusive and welcoming community.