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, 


Canberra bushland

Australia has a spectacular collection of nature’s finest work. 

From pristine beaches, ancient rainforests, rugged mountain ranges, tropical islands, wetlands and desert plains, our beautiful natural resources provide an endless range of recreational activities from swimming to skiing. They also support a unique array of flora and fauna and more than 77 million hectares of land and 65 million hectares of marine areas are protected, including 17 World Heritage-listed sites.

Our commitment to protecting and conserving our environment and its rich and unique biodiversity ensures that we can continue to enjoy our natural assets for generations to come.