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. 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 at the date of Matrix submission. If you are not eligible, or 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 guidelines carefully to ensure that you are eligible to complete the Canberra Matrix. If you are invited to apply for ACT 190 nomination, you must provide evidence to support all Matrix points claimed. Claims must be true at the date of Matrix submission.
ACT 190 nomination guidelines 2019-20: effective 1 July 2019.
If you submit a Canberra Matrix on or after 1 July 2019, the ACT 190 nomination guidelines 2019-20 eligibility criteria and Matrix scoring will apply.
If you submitted a Canberra Matrix on or before 30 June 2019, your Matrix score is valid for six months.
All applications for ACT 190 nomination submitted after 1 July 2019 must include the documents listed in the ACT nomination guidelines 2019-20.
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 2019 - 20
The 2019-20 ACT Occupation List will apply to all Canberra Matrix applications submitted on or after 1 July 2019.
If you submitted a Canberra Matrix on or before 30 June 2019, your Matrix score for a nominated occupation is valid for six months.
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.