ACT Skilled Migration Program closed to overseas applicants until July 2017

Canberra residents

This action does not affect Canberra based applicants. You are still able to apply for ACT nomination if you meet the nomination criteria.

Streamlined PhD nominations

This action does not affect ACT PhD alumni living overseas. You are still able to apply for steamlined nomination if you meet the nomination criteria. Email migrationservices@act.gov.au for advice on how to lodge the online application. 

ACT Occupation List will be updated in July 2017

On 19/04/2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection removed 216 occupations from the eligible list of occupations; and replaced the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) with the Combined Occupation List. A new 'ACT Occupation List', based on the Combined Occupation List, will be announced in July.

Welcome to Canberra team

Canberra is known for the warm welcome we give visitors. Our Welcome to Canberra team is here to help you settle into Canberra life with information, advice and state visa nomination for eligible migrants.

If you’ve received ACT nomination you are eligible for additional assistance to help you prepare for your move and settle in Canberra.

When you arrive in Canberra you’ll have access to some exclusive settlement services offered through the ACT Government’s Welcome to Canberra service. This free settlement service will help ease some of the anxiety you might feel in your first few weeks.

A member from our team will be happy to meet with you and your family (by appointment only). This informal meeting will give you the opportunity to ask questions and for us to provide additional information to assist your job search.

To access these services you must have received ACT nomination.

If you would like to meet with the Welcome to Canberra team, you must email welcometocanberra@act.gov.au at least one month prior to your arrival.