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. 

Settlement service

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Canberra is a city that welcomes everyone.

If you’ve received ACT nomination for your visa, you’ll have access to some exclusive settlement services offered through the ACT Government’s Welcome to Canberra team, to help you settle into life in Canberra.

The Welcome to Canberra team will meet with you (by appointment only) when you first arrive in Canberra and give you some initial settlement support and advice. This informal meeting will give you the opportunity to ask questions and for us to provide additional information to assist your job search. We will also follow up with a phone call or email.

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.