Great South Coast DAMA
Great South Coast DAMA
Great South Coast DAMA
Great South Coast DAMA
Great South Coast DAMA
Great South Coast DAMA
Great South Coast DAMA

Great South Coast DAMA

Employer applications for DAMA in the Great South Coast can be received at anytime

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

The Designated Area Representative (DAR) will advise the employer of any period where processing of an application may be delayed

Please note: Due to COVID-19 the Department of Home Affairs has advised whilst the GSC DAMA occupations are all still available priority processing will be given to critical sectors which can be found via the Department’s website: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/critical-skills-and-sectors. As a result of COVID-19 there may be a delay in the normal processing times for occupations not on the critical skills list. 

As far as DAMA's are concerned critical skills includes the supply of essential goods and services (such as in medical technology, critical infrastructure, telecommunications, engineering and mining, supply chain logistics, agricultural technology, food production, and the maritime industry). 

DAMA NEWS

11 Jun 2019

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...

11 Dec 2018

Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank has welcomed the Federal Government’s DAMA (Designation Area Migration Agreements) agreement for the south-west, citing it will assist the region to realise its “...

Information sessions can be arranged to provide an overview of the DAMA (Designated Area Migration Agreement) Program and what is required by employers to be endorsed for a labour...

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