Effective immediately (13 September 2016 at 4pm AEST) applications for ACT nomination from overseas residents will not be accepted. If you are living overseas you will not be able to commence an application for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until the program reopens in 2017.
Applications lodged on or before 13 September 2016 will be processed in queue order.
This action does not affect Canberra based applicants. You are still able to apply for ACT nomination if you meet the nomination criteria.
Canberra, the national capital of Australia, is located within the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Big things happen here: in politics, science, research, education, business and the arts – creating the potential for exciting careers and opportunities.
Canberra also has the power to surprise people – with food and wine, with art and culture, with our heritage and with our warm welcome.
Canberra is built on the collective spirit and potential of Australia’s people – and we welcome everyone. Around 25 per cent of our population were born overseas and every year, thousands of international students choose to study here.
We look to the future, not the past, and we actively pursue our dreams. Are you ready to pursue yours?
If you are already living in Canberra and would like to stay here permanently; or if you live overseas and are ready to join us, there are several ways you can make it happen.
Have a read though our website and find out about the different visa pathways to stay permanently in Canberra.
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) is a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who have been nominated by an employer to live and wo...
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Canberra is small enough to offer a relaxed and natural environment with a countryside-like feeling and at the same time big enough to offer all amenities required for a dynamic and modern contemporary living in a world level city.
One of my favourite things about Canberra is the true luxury of life here; everyone appears to be happy and vibrant.
Faisal Murabet and his family share their tips on migrating to Canberra.