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 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, 

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When you make the move to a new city or new country it's common to focus on getting a job, finding somewhere to live and getting the kids into school.

What about the fun stuff? Here's where you can learn about the activities and events to fill your weekends in Canberra!

If you're the sporting type you can participate at all levels, or relax while the professionals do their thing.

Arts and culture are covered. Canberra has many of the nations key cultural institutions and galleries all within easy reach from whereever you choose to live.

Food and wine lovers are spoilt in Canberra with a diverse range of culinary experiences and local produce.

If you fancy a spot of shopping visit the outlet centres or head to the high-end boutiques. Check out the location map to find the best spots for retail therapy.

The events scene is buzzing - you could attend an event every day of the week and still miss some!

This is a city of endless pleasures.