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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.

Migrate to Canberra

Canberra is a diverse multicultural city with employment opportunities across both private and government sectors.

Working in Canberra

We enjoy one of Australia’s most robust economies, coupled with a strong employment market. Canberra is home to a diverse range of employers, from multi‑nationals to micro-businesses. Two in every three jobs in Canberra are in the private sector.

Living in Canberra

You will love living in our progressive, vibrant, welcoming city. We embrace people from diverse cultures.

Canberra is known for its easy access to clean and green open spaces, easy lifestyle and vibrant entertainment and food scenes. We enjoy a high quality of life, with the beach, ski fields and Sydney within an easy drive.

Find out about your visa options

Overseas citizens need a visa to live and work in Australia.

You may be eligible for a Skilled Migration visa. These visas help Canberra employers fill jobs where there is more demand than supply of skilled workers.

Find out about other visas that allow to short- and long-term work rights on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Using a migration agent

Migrating to Australia can be complex. We recommend you use a Registered Migration Agent to help you.  You can search the Register of Migration Agents held by the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA).

Registered agents are the only people who can legally give immigration help.

They can:

  • advise you on the most appropriate visa
  • help fill in your visa application form(s)
  • help you prepare any supporting documentation and information
  • submit your applications
  • deal with the relevant government departments on your behalf
Published date: 15 Nov 2022
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