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.

After your Visa Grant

Let us know when your visa has been granted by emailing a copy of the visa grant notification to welcometocanberra@act.gov.au.

The Welcome to Canberra team offers a free settlement support service to ACT nominated skilled migrants. While you are preparing to move, we will:

  • provide information and advice to help you move to Canberra by referring you to the relevant websites.
  • keep you up to date with regular newsletters including information about special events and upcoming activities in Canberra.