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 migrationservices@act.gov.au 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. 

Medical & Health

Two health students studying at CIT

Find out how to access health and medical services in Australia.

Canberra boasts some of the nation’s highest-quality health care services and facilities including:

Public hospitals

Canberra Hospital – the ACT’s major public hospital, providing specialist and acute care to more than 500,000 people. It’s also a tertiary level health facility and a teaching hospital of the Australian National University (ANU) Medical School.

Calvary Public Hospital – features contemporary team-based care, cutting edge technology and a 250-bed public general hospital.

Private hospitals

  • Calvary Private Hospital
  • Calvary John James Hospital
  • National Capital Private Hospital

Community-based health services

Walk-in Centre. Now in two locations - Belconnen and Tuggeranong - this award winning Nurse-led service provides fast, free one-off advice and treatment for people with minor illness and injury from 7:30am - 10pm every day of the year. 

QEII Family Centre. A publicly funded residential program for families with young children experiencing difficulties during the postnatal and early childhood stages.

Healthdirect. A free telephone and Internet health service that allows you to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Find a health service