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.

How to migrate to Australia

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If you live overseas and you’d like the opportunity to create a future in Canberra, there are a number of visa options available to you.

The first step is to find out more about the visas that are available to you on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

If you have skills or qualifications that Australia needs, you can be:

If you have a successful business overseas,  you can be nominated by a state or territory government to establish or manage a business or invest in Australia.

Remember, the ACT government does not grant visas. It is the Department of Immigration and Border Protection who is responsible for all visa processes.

The ACT is only involved in the nomination of a skilled or business visa applicant to live and work in Canberra.

Find out more about ACT nomination