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. 

Medical & Health

Two health students studying at CIT

Find out how to access health and medical services in Australia.

Canberra boasts some of the nation’s highest-quality health care services and facilities including:

Public hospitals

Canberra Hospital – the ACT’s major public hospital, providing specialist and acute care to more than 500,000 people. It’s also a tertiary level health facility and a teaching hospital of the Australian National University (ANU) Medical School.

Calvary Public Hospital – features contemporary team-based care, cutting edge technology and a 250-bed public general hospital.

Private hospitals

  • Calvary Private Hospital
  • Calvary John James Hospital
  • National Capital Private Hospital

Community-based health services

Walk-in Centre. Now in two locations - Belconnen and Tuggeranong - this award winning Nurse-led service provides fast, free one-off advice and treatment for people with minor illness and injury from 7:30am - 10pm every day of the year. 

QEII Family Centre. A publicly funded residential program for families with young children experiencing difficulties during the postnatal and early childhood stages.

Healthdirect. A free telephone and Internet health service that allows you to speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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