Skilled visa - ACT 190 nomination
Before applying for Australian Capital Territory (ACT) nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa, you must complete the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) SKILLSELECT and meet the Home Affairs points test for a subclass 190 visa.
ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa is a two stage process:
1. You must formally express an interest in applying for ACT 190 nomination by completing a score-based ‘Canberra Matrix’ where you are allocated points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to be part of the ACT community. Scores of 20 points and above will be ranked. The highest ranked candidates under the scoring system will then be selected and invited to apply for ACT 190 nomination.
2. If you are invited to apply for ACT 190 nomination, you must complete and submit the online application (and pay the service fee) within 14 days. You must attach the required documents to evidence eligibility and your Matrix score. If you cannot evidence the Matrix score that the invitation was based on, the application for ACT 190 nomination will not meet the nomination criteria.
You must read the ACT 190 nomination - Canberra Matrix guidelines carefully before you express your interest in applying for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190 ) visa.
How to express an interest in ACT 190 nomination - Canberra Matrix
You may express your interest in applying for ACT 190 nomination by completing the Canberra Matrix.
Migration agents acting on behalf of a client must register and create an agents account. The Canberra Matrix can be accessed from your agent portal. Agent Log In
Individual candidates not using a migration agent are not required to create an account. You can access the Canberra Matrix here: Apply now - Canberra Matrix
Invitation to apply for ACT 190 nomination
If you are invited to apply for ACT 190 nomination, you will receive an email with a 'onetime' weblink to access your online application.
Remember if the application is not submitted within 14 days, with service fee paid and confirmed, the application will automatically lapse and it cannot be reactivated.
If you decide to save your application for ACT 190 nomination before it is submitted, you may resume the saved application here Resume saved application
Streamlined PhD nomination criteria
The ACT offers streamlined nomination for holders of a PhD completed at an ACT university. You will benefit from a simplified application process with minimal supporting documentation, priority processing and the removal of the $300 service fee.
You must express your interest in ACT 190 nomination through the Canberra Matrix. The invitation to apply for ACT 190 nomination will be issued within seven days. Apply now - PhD Streamlined
ACT Occupation List V1.1 updated 12/03/19
The ACT Occupation List was updated 12 March 2019 to incorporate the Department of Home Affairs changes to the list of eligible occupations for State / Territory nomination.
Skilled - Nominated (provisional) (subclass 489) visa
The ACT Government does not have access to nominate subclass 489 visas. Only family members may act as sponsors for the subclass 489 visa in Canberra.