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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Our supportive community welcomes new people, new ideas and new ways of doing things.

Offering all the advantages of city living while still having a small-town feel, there are limitless opportunities to help you meet new people and feel part of our community.

About 75 per cent of adult Canberrans belong to one or more of our sporting, social, cultural, worker, professional, recreational and returned service clubs. There are also hundreds of community groups and not-for-profit organisations including family events, church groups, playgroups and volunteering organisations. Introduce yourself to your neighbours, contact school groups, register with the local library and, as they say in Australia, “have a go”.