Effective 4:00pm AEST Friday 29 June 2018:

Canberra residents:
• You are eligible to apply for ACT 190 nomination if your nominated occupation is listed as ‘open’ on the current ACT Occupation List.

• You are not eligible to apply for ACT 190 nomination if your nominated occupation is listed as ‘closed ‘on the current ACT Occupation List.

Overseas residents: 
• The ACT 190 nomination program remains closed for overseas applicants without close ties to Canberra, and is now closed to overseas applicants with close ties to Canberra.


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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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