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. 

Living in Canberra

Person walking around Lake Burley Griffin

What are the key attributes of a city that offer your ideal lifestyle?

Is it access to the great outdoors or perhaps the ability to visit world class attractions on your doorstep? For many it's about family - the ability to have the elusive work/life balance that's often talked about but can be difficult to achieve.

The key elements that make up your ideal lifestyle will depend on your personality, your interests and your passion! Creating a check list of lifestyle 'must haves' can help when you are comparing different locations.

The Living and Playing sections of this website will give you some insight into why Canberra is considered the lifestyle capital - where the work/life balance is achievable.

Throughout your journey you will often see references to the 'ACT'. Short for the 'Australian Capital Territory', the ACT is Australia's smallest self-governed territory comprising 2,359km2 of bushland and one major city – Canberra. The ACT is essentially a city state.