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. 

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.