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, 


John Curtin Medical Research Centre at the ANU

With access to the highest-ranking education and cultural facilities in Australia and some of the greatest thought-leaders in the world, Canberra has become the destination of choice for students wanting a first-class education.

It’s also a fantastic place to live and explore. Our city is young and vibrant. Our people are friendly and welcoming. And our educational institutions have fostered the careers of Nobel Prize laureates and amazing discoveries and inventions including Wi-Fi, solar hot water and gene shears.

It’s no surprise then, that a qualification from Canberra is highly sought after by Australian and international employers.