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. 

Health & Medical

Physiotherapist

In Australia, we’re looked after by a healthcare system that has two parts: a public system and a private system...

The public system, run by the Australian Government through Medicare, is paid for by our taxes. It assists with covering medical expenses such as:

  • Seeing a doctor or specialist.
  • Getting medical tests like x-rays or blood tests.
  • Buying prescription medicines.
  • Being treated in a public hospital.

The private healthcare system is made up of private hospitals, private health insurance companies and other health providers such as Dentists. Private health insurance offers cover for some or all of the costs of other services not covered by Medicare such as:

  • Treatment in a private hospital.
  • Ambulance trips.
  • Dentistry.
  • Eyeglasses.
  • Treatments such as physiotherapy or acupuncture.

Being a private patient means you have more control in choosing your treating doctor in hospital and in some instances can reduce your waiting time for elective surgery by having treatment in a private hospital.

If you are a recent migrant to Australia with permanent residency or you have applied for permanent residency, you are generally eligible to join Medicare and gain immediate access to health care services. You can also choose to purchase private health insurance.