Effective Friday 29 June 2018:

Canberra residents:
• You are eligible to apply for ACT 190 nomination if your nominated occupation is listed as ‘open’ on the current ACT Occupation List.

• You are not eligible to apply for ACT 190 nomination if your nominated occupation is listed as ‘closed ‘on the current ACT Occupation List.

Overseas residents: 
• The ACT 190 nomination program remains closed for overseas applicants without close ties to Canberra, and is now closed to overseas applicants with close ties to Canberra.

The ACT 190 nomination program will reopen to all applicants on 29 November 2018. 

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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.

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