THE ACT SKILLED MIGRATION PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED TO OVERSEAS APPLICANTS: EFFECTIVE 23 AUGUST 2017

However, if you are living overseas and you have close ties (either family or genuine job offer) in Canberra; OR you have completed a PhD at an ACT university, you can still apply for ACT 190 nomination if you meet the criteria. 

If you have already submitted an application and paid the service fee before 23 August 2017, the application will be processed in queue order. 

CANBERRA RESIDENTS - if you are living in Canberra, you can apply for ACT 190 nomination as soon as you meet the nomination criteria. 

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”.