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, 

After your Visa Grant

Let us know when your visa has been granted by emailing a copy of the visa grant notification to

The Welcome to Canberra team offers a free settlement support service to ACT nominated skilled migrants. While you are preparing to move, we will:

  • provide information and advice to help you move to Canberra by referring you to the relevant websites.
  • keep you up to date with regular newsletters including information about special events and upcoming activities in Canberra.