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 if you have 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 circumstances including critical birthdays.

Canberra residents

Matrix nominating Small Business Owners

190 nominations: 24 invitations

190 minimum matrix score: 75

491 nominations: 1 invitation

491 minimum matrix score: 70

Matrix nominating 457 / 482 visa holders

190 nominations: 7 invitations

491 nominations: 1 invitation

Matrix-nominating Critical Skill Occupations

190 nominations: 322 invitations

491 nominations: 156 invitations

Overseas applicants

Matrix nominating Critical Skill Occupations:

190 nominations: 13 invitations

491 nominations: 395 invitations

Download a copy of the Matrix invitation ranking

2022-2023 Allocation of ACT Nomination Places:

The ACT received an interim allocation for the 2022-2023 program year.

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa: 2,025 places

Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa: 2,025 places

Application Count @ 21 February 2023

Total approvals: 1705 approvals

190 Nominations: 641 approvals

491 Nominations: 1064 approvals

Total refusals: 374 applications

190 Nominations: 90 refusals (12%)

491 Nominations: 284 refusals (21%)

Remaining Allocation 2022-2023

Total allocation remaining: 2345 nomination places (552 per month)

190 Nominations: 1384 (pro rata 326 per month)

491 Nominations: 961 (pro rata 226 per month)


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