The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government welcomes overseas investment in Canberra, Australia’s national capital; a city of innovation and opportunity. Canberra is internationally recognised for an enviable lifestyle and a business friendly environment. Your business / entrepreneurial venture can take advantage of a strong and stable economy, a vibrant, safe and well educated community, and a collaborative and innovative business sector. Canberra offers investors a pro-business culture that is actively supported by the ACT Government.
Canberra. City of choice, city of talent, city of ambition.
Discover how Canberra and the ACT is the ideal place to base and build your business in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Read the latest on the 'Canberra Advantage' delivering a compact and competitive Canberra for all.
If you are a successful business person who wishes to establish a new business, invest in an existing business or under the Significant Investor stream or you are an entrepreneur, you may be eligible to apply for ACT nomination of your Business Skills visa. Please ensure you read the ACT nomination guidelines to check your eligibility before you apply. A non-refundable service fee is charged for processing applications for ACT nomination.
To find out more about investment opportunities and priorities in Canberra visit the Invest Canberra website.
A student visa (subclass 500) allows you to stay in Australia for up to five years to study full time in a recognised education institution.
Before you apply for this visa, you must:
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Determined to study at one of the world’s top universities brought Nabid Alam from Bangladesh to study at the ANU in Canberra.
The safety and security in Canberra is amazing. I really like it, I feel very safe. When you hear a sound or something in a dark street, the only thing you can think of is a possum there or a kangaroo. That is the only thing that can scare you here.