The ACT has a fixed number of nomination places available each month (pro-rata against the annual allocation). The highest ranked Matrix in each occupation was invited to apply for ACT nomination.

The cut‑off for selection depended on the remaining monthly allocation, the date and time of Matrix submission, occupation cap, and demand. The greater the demand for an occupation, the higher the rank of the Matrix score invited.

The minimum ranking score is an indication only and not a guarantee that an invitation was issued. Invitations will not be issued if you have an active application in the system, or previously received an ACT nomination.

Requests for ranking information

Invitations are not guaranteed. We will not respond to requests for information on ranking or the likelihood of receiving an invitation. Matrix will not be prioritized or issued invitations based on personal circumstances. This includes but is not limited to, visa expiry dates or a change in events including critical birthdays.

Canberra residents

Matrix nominating Small Business Owners

➤ 190 nominations: 9 invitations

➤ 190 minimum matrix score: 65

➤ 491 nominations: 2 invitations

➤ 491 minimum matrix score: 55

Matrix nominating 457 / 482 visa holders

➤ 190 nominations: 4 invitations

➤ 491 nominations: 3 invitations

Matrix-nominating Critical Skill Occupations

➤ 190 nominations: 363 invitations

➤ 491 nominations: 298 invitations

Overseas applicants

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations:

➤ 190 nominations: 374 invitations

➤ 491 nominations: 742 invitations


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