Expansion of Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs)
A new program to tackle labour shortages in Victoria’s Great South Coast region has been officially launched today in Warrnambool.
The Great South Coast Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) provides an opportunity for regional employers to be endorsed to hire overseas workers for roles that cannot be filled by Australian residents.
The DAMA is an Australian Government initiative with the Great South Coast DAMA a first for Victoria and the first to be driven by Local Government.
Great South Coast DAMA
Now accepting Employer Applications for Endorsement to Sponsor – Round 1 Closing July 5th 2019
A Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is an agreement between the Australian Government and a designated area to enable businesses within that area to address specific labour shortages.
The Great South Coast (GSC) DAMA enables the region’s employers to sponsor skilled and semi-skilled Overseas Workers for specified positions they are unable to fill with local workers.
This website provides guidance to employers seeking endorsement to sponsor skilled and semi-skilled Overseas Workers.