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. 

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.