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Information about the Canberra Matrix invitation round on 28 July 2021 is available HERE .

The next invitation round will be held before 6 August 2021

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ACT nomination - Business Innovation and Investment Programme

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.


The Australian Government has directed that ACT nominations focus on high quality applications that will have economic benefit to the ACT in the post pandemic recovery phase.

You must be invited to apply for ACT nomination. You can email a request for invitation to migrationservices@act.gov.au. You must attach a the following information to the email:

  • SkillSelect EOI record of response (188 only)
  • Summary of the proposed ACT business investment.

An invitation is not a guarantee that the application for ACT nomination will be approved. The application will be assessed against the viability and economic benefit to the ACT in the post pandemic recovery phase.

ACT nomination guidelines 


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