ACT Skilled Migration Program closed to overseas applicants 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

This action does not affect ACT PhD alumni living overseas. You are still able to apply for steamlined nomination 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

On 19/04/2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection removed 216 occupations from the eligible list of occupations; and replaced the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) with the Combined Occupation List. A new 'ACT Occupation List', based on the Combined Occupation List, will be announced in July.

Community

A group of friends lying on the grass

Our supportive community welcomes new people, new ideas and new ways of doing things.

Offering all the advantages of city living while still having a small-town feel, there are limitless opportunities to help you meet new people and feel part of our community.

About 75 per cent of adult Canberrans belong to one or more of our sporting, social, cultural, worker, professional, recreational and returned service clubs. There are also hundreds of community groups and not-for-profit organisations including family events, church groups, playgroups and volunteering organisations. Introduce yourself to your neighbours, contact school groups, register with the local library and, as they say in Australia, “have a go”.