ACT Invitation Round

The most recent ACT invitation round (Canberra Matrix invitation), held on November 2023, exclusively accommodated ACT residents. This was the fourth invitation round, from July 2023 to June 2024.

Data shown below is based on results from the latest ACT invitation round.

Below are the total number of nominations and remaining nomination places from the recent 190 ACT invitation round.

Visa TypeTotal Number of NominationsRemaining Nomination Places
ACT Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)489111

ACT 190 Invitation Round

The details of the latest nominations are as follows: 

  • Matrix nominating small business owners: 1 invitation (125 minimum score)
  • Matrix nominating 457 / 482 visa holders: 7 invitations
  • Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations
    • Canberra residents: 61 invitations
    • Overseas applicants: 0 invitations

ACT 491 Invitation Round

For the 491 ACT invitation round, below are the results for the total number of nominations and nomination spots remaining.

Visa TypeTotal Number of NominationsRemaining Nomination Places
ACT Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) State and Territory Nominated418182

Specific information about the latest 491 nominations are as follows: 

  • Matrix nominating small business owners: 3 invitations (95 minimum score)
  • Matrix nominating 457 / 482 visa holders: 1 invitation
  • Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations
    • Canberra residents: 46 invitations
    • Overseas applicants: 0 invitations

Occupations Invited and Minimum Scores

Below is a list of occupations included in the latest ACT invitation round and their corresponding minimum matrix score:

ANZSCO Unit groupUNIT GROUP TITLECanberra residentOverseas applicant
1311Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers7590
1321Corporate Services Managers7590
1322Finance Managers115120 (31/7/2023)
1323Human Resource Managers7590
1324Policy and Planning Managers75N/AN/A
1325Research and Development Managers7590
1331Construction Managers7590
1332Engineering Managers7590
1335Production Managers7590
1336Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers7590
1341Child Care Centre Managers7590
1342Health and Welfare Services Managers7590
1343School Principals7590
1344Other Education Managers7590
1351ICT Managers95 (19/10/2023)110
1399Other Specialist Managers7590
1411Cafe and Restaurant Managers110120
1413Hotel and Motel Managers75105
1419Other Accommodation and Hospitality Managers7590
1492Call or Contact Centre and Customer Service Managers7590
1493Conference and Event Organisers7590
1499Other Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers7590
2124Journalists and Other Writers7590
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers120130
2223Financial Investment Advisers and Managers7590
2231Human Resource Professionals105120
2232ICT Trainers85 (15/9/2023)115 (3/11/2023)
2241Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians75110 (20/8/2023)
2242Archivists, Curators and Records Managers7590
2243Economists75120 (13/8/2023)
2244Intelligence and Policy Analysts120 (22/11/2023)N/AN/A
2247Management and Organisation Analysts75115 (20/10/2023)
2249Other Information and Organisation Professionals80100
2251Advertising and Marketing Professionals95120
2252ICT Sales Professionals7590
2253Public Relations Professionals7590
2321Architects and Landscape Architects7590
2322Surveyors and Spatial Scientists7590
2324Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators75105
2326Urban and Regional Planners7590
2331Chemical and Materials Engineers7590
2332Civil Engineering Professionals90 (28/9/2023)110
2333Electrical Engineers7595
2334Electronics Engineers85 (1/11/2023)95 (11/10/2023)
2335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers85110
2339Other Engineering Professionals90 (11/9/2023)120
2343Environmental Scientists7590
2345Life Scientists7595
2346Medical Laboratory Scientists7590
2349Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals7590
2411Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers75105
2412Primary School Teachers75100
2413Middle School Teachers \ Intermediate School Teachers7590
2414Secondary School Teachers7590
2415Special Education Teachers7590
2421University Lecturers and Tutors7590
2422Vocational Education Teachers \ Polytechnic Teachers75N/AN/A
2491Education Advisers and Reviewers7590
2493Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages7590
2511Nutrition Professionals7580
2512Medical Imaging Professionals7580– 
2513Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals7580
2514Optometrists and Orthoptists7580
2519Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals7580
2521Chiropractors and Osteopaths7580
2522Complementary Health Therapists7580
2523Dental Practitioners7580
2524Occupational Therapists7580
2527Audiologists and Speech Pathologists \ Therapists7580
2531General  Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers7580
2533Specialist Physicians7580
2539Other Medical Practitioners7580
2542Nurse Educators and Researchers7580
2543Nurse Managers7580
2544Registered Nurses75110
2611ICT Business and Systems Analysts95 (25/9/203)140
2612Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers90110
2613Software and Applications Programmers105135
2621Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists95 (13/10/2023)110
2631Computer Network Professionals100105 (20/9/2023)
2632ICT Support and Test Engineers95120
2633Telecommunications Engineering Professionals7590
2724Social Professionals105110 (25/08/2023)
2725Social Workers7590
2726Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers75105
3112Medical Technicians75100 (23/9/2023)
3114Science Technicians7590
3121Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians7590
3122Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians75100 (22/9/2023)
3123Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians7590
3125Mechanical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians7590
3129Other Building and Engineering Technicians7590
3131ICT Support Technicians85100
3211Automotive Electricians7590
3212Motor Mechanics7590
3222Sheetmetal Trades Workers7590
3223Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers7590
3231Aircraft Maintenance Engineers7590
3232Metal Fitters and Machinists7590
3233Precision Metal Trades Workers7590
3234Toolmakers and Engineering Patternmakers7590
3242Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers7590
3243Vehicle Painters75N/AN/A
3311Bricklayers and Stonemasons7590
3312Carpenters and Joiners7590
3321Floor Finishers75N/AN/A
3322Painting Trades Workers7590
3333Roof Tilers7590
3334Wall and Floor Tilers7590
3421Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics7590
3422Electrical Distribution Trades Workers7590
3423Electronics Trades Workers7590
3511Bakers and Pastrycooks7590
3513Chefs105125 (16/11/2023)
3514Cooks115105 (4/09/2023)
3611Animal Attendants and Trainers7590
3613Veterinary Nurses7590
4111Ambulance Officers and Paramedics7590
4112Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists7590
4113Diversional Therapists7590
4114Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses95100
4116Massage Therapists7590
4117Welfare Support Workers75115
4412Fire and Emergency Workers75N/AN/A
4518Other Personal Service Workers75N/AN/A
4523Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials7590
5111Contract, Program and Project Administrators110115
5996Insurance Investigators, Loss Adjusters and Risk Surveyors7590
5999Other Miscellaneous Clerical and Administrative Workers75N/AN/A
6121Real Estate Sales Agents75N/AN/A

See previous Canberra Matrix invitation rankings for the 2023-2024 program year.

ACT Next Invitation Round

Following the November 2023 ACT invitation rounds, no official announcement has been released regarding the next ACT invitation round 2024.

We’ll keep you informed with timely updates once new information on the Canberra Matrix is available.

FAQs on ACT Invitation Round

What is the minimum points for Canberra Matrix?

The minimum points to qualify for nominations depend on many factors, and the decision to issue an invitation rests with the ACT Government. As a general guideline, ensure that your Canberra Matrix score for your particular occupation is equal to or more than the score from the most recent invitation rounds.

How to apply for ACT invitation round?

Below are the general steps to apply for the ACT invitation round:

  1. Meet the Department of Home Affairs criteria.

This includes English requirements and skill assessment among many others. You must also submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via SkillSelect.

  1. Check ACT nomination eligibility requirements.

Each pathway, such as the overseas pathway, Canberra resident pathway, or doctorate streamlined nomination, has specific requirements.These may include work experience, proof of sufficient funds, length of residency in Canberra and other relevant criteria. 

  1. Complete and submit the Canberra Matrix.

This formally submits your interest in applying for visa nomination in ACT. You will receive a summary of your Canberra Matrix score via email.

  1. Accept the invitation.

If selected, you will receive an invitation to apply. Otherwise, the Matrix will expire 6 months after the submission date.

If you have any doubts about your application, seek the advice of a registered migration agent.

How much is the application fee?

The application fee for ACT nomination is AUD 300

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Disclaimer: The above information is a general guide and not professional immigration advice. Be aware that immigration laws and regulations can change swiftly, potentially rendering some or all of the information outdated. Thus, before using the information above, we recommend checking the current laws with assistance from a migration agent or the Department of Home Affairs website.