ACT Skilled Migration Program closed to overseas applicants until July 2017

Effective 14 September 2016, if you are living overseas you cannot apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa 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

The demand for ACT occupations will be reassessed in July 2017. The updated ACT Occupation List will be published when the ACT Migration Program reopens to overseas applicants in July 2017. 

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.