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.

Settlement service

Family having a picnic

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.