Businesses must apply to the Designated Area Representative (DAR) for endorsement. The Request for Endorsement Form needs to be completed and submitted with the supporting documentation listed in the Form.

We encourage all busineses to discuss the documentation required with the DAR before submitting.

A Guide to completing the Request for Endorsement Form is included with the downloadable Form.

You should provide all documentation listed to ensure you are submitting a complete request for assessment.

While we may ask you to provide more information in order to determine whether your nomination meets the criteria for assessment approval, a decision on the assessment may be made solely on the information provided at the time of application.

Subsequent year endorsement process

Endorsement to access the Great South Coast Designated Area Migration Agreement (GSC DAMA) is for up to five years, however initial allocation of occupation types and number of vacancies are for the first year only. Businesses seeking to access new overseas workers will need to apply to the GSC DAMA Designated Area Representative each subsequent year for endorsement for further occupations, worker nominations or other variations to their labour agreement.

Documents required for additional numbers, concessions and occupations in subsequent years

Your business needs to apply to the GSC DAMA Designated Area Representative for subsequent year endorsement. Fill the ‘Request for Endorsement Subsequent Year – Deed of Variation’ form and submit with the supporting documentation in the checklist.


The Request for Endorsement Form and supporting documentation can be submitted to the DAR via email ( or in hardcopy to:

Designated Area Representative
Warrnambool City Council
PO Box 198
Warrnambool VIC 3280

Designated Area Representative

Contact for further information or clarification on aspects of the GSC DAMA program
Angie Doldan, Great South Coast DAMA Coordinator, Warrnambool City Council
Phone: 5559 4800

Local Council

You are encouraged to contact your local Council for advice on a preliminary eligibility check.

Colac Otway Shire Council

James Myatt - Manager Economic Development & Tourism

Phone: 5232 9400

Corangamite Shire Council

Katy McMahon – Manager Economy & Prosperity 

Phone 5593 7100 

Glenelg Shire Council

Bryce Spencer - Economic Development Coordinator
Phone: 03 5522 2138

Moyne Shire Council

Bethany Lewis - Economic Development Officer

Phone   1300 656 564

Southern Grampians Shire Council

Daniel Shaw - Business Development Officer

Phone: 5573 0444

Warrnambool City Council

Angie Doldan - GSC DAMA Coordinator


Phone: 5559 4800