A Public Health Emergency has been declared in the ACT for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click Here for more information


Matrix invitation round 14 May 2021 - Information about the nominated occupations and Matrix score invited is available HERE.

The next Canberra Matrix invitation round will be held on or before 21 May 2021.

Settlement service

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Canberra is a city that welcomes everyone.

If you’ve received ACT nomination for your visa, the ACT Skilled Migration team provides a free settlement service to help ACT nominated overseas migrants settle in Canberra. The Welcome to Canberra team will:

• Provide information and advice while you are waiting for your visa, and, if you have questions about living in Canberra, refer you to the relevant websites.

• Follow up with a phone call or email eight weeks after you have arrived in Canberra.

For more information email: welcometocanberra@act.gov.au

Monitoring Program

As part of your signed nomination obligations you have agreed to:

• Live and work in Canberra for at least two years from visa grant/arrival in Australia.

• Complete settlement surveys at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months after arrival.

• Inform us of any change to your contact details for two years after visa grant/arrival.