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. 

Fast Facts

  • The ACT has the highest participation rate in sport of any state or territory.
  • Over 70 per cent of the ACT is open space!
  • We have the highest attendance at art galleries, concerts, theatre, dance, cinemas and musicals in Australia.
  • Canberra has a higher percentage of volunteers than other Australian cities.
  • Our median age is younger than the rest of Australia: 34 (ACT) 37 (Australia)
  • Canberra has the most highly educated population in Australia.
  • A higher percentage of people use a bicycle as the main form of transport than anywhere else in Australia
  • A higher percentage of households in Canberra recycle waste than the rest of Australia
  • We have the highest number of dwelling commencements than anywhere else in Australia
  • Canberra is
    • 281 kilometers to Sydney
    • 660 kilometers to Melbourne
    • 210 kilometers to Snowy Mountains
    • 150kms to South Coast
  • The ACT stands for the 'Australian Capital Territory', and is Australia's smallest self-governed territory comprising 2,359km2 of bushland and one major city – Canberra.
  • 23.8% of our population was born overseas.
  • Canberra has the highest percentage of early adopters of technology and the greatest NBN take-up in Australia

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