Eligibility Checklist

This checklist is designed to assist an employer to decide if they are eligible to participate in the GSC DAMA program and to ultimately seek approval to employ an Overseas Worker.

Employers are encouraged to discuss their proposed request with their Local Council prior to lodging a formal Request for Endorsement application with the DAR.

Eligibility Checklist

Some of the key points to consider include:

  • Is the occupation included in the list of Approved Occupations for the GSC DAMA?
  • Meet the Good Corporate Citizen requirements
  • Has the business been lawfully operating for more than 12 months?
  • Is your business located in GSC Region?
  • Is the position to be filled located within the GSC Region?
  • Is the position genuine and there is a genuine vacancy?
  • Have you met the Labour Market Testing requirements?
  • Are the employment terms and conditions reasonable and lawful?
    Will the proposed terms and conditions of employment of the overseas worker(s) be no less favourable than what would be provided to an Australian performing equivalent work?
  • Will the pay and conditions for the position equal or exceed the Salary Requirement (TSMIT) threshold?  OR
    If not, will the pay and conditions equal or exceed the Concessions available for TSMIT?
  • Will you pass the Adverse Information test?
  • Are you aware of the indicative Timelines and accept the time it may take for approval?
  • Are you aware of the potential Costs involved and accept that you will not be able to recoup any costs from recruited workers?
  • Are you aware of all other Sponsor Obligations and accept that compliance is mandatory?
  • Are you aware of relevant requirements and obligations under the Migration Legislation?

If you answered YES to all the items on the checklist then it is likely that you are eligible to participate in the GSC DAMA program and that it can meet your expectations.

Notwithstanding, the checklist results are indicative only and do not commit the decision-making bodies to approve your application.

Each application will be processed on its merits and the outcome determined at the time by the respective authority. In some instances, there are rights to review if an adverse decision is made.

Proceed with Request for Endorsement

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
Email: adoldan@warrnambool.vic.gov.au 
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
Email: ecodev@glenelg.vic.gov.au

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

Email: adoldan@warrnambool.vic.gov.au 

Phone: 5559 4800