FAQ for Business

Who can sponsor prospective workers under the GSC DAMA?
Businesses with well-established operations in the GSC region for a minimum of 12 months. Find out more about How Businesses are Assessed as being eligible

Can businesses sponsor prospective workers currently residing overseas under the GSC DAMA?
Yes. Employers can sponsor workers both residing in Australia or overseas from any country.

How long is the process time for the GSC DAMA application?
The GSC Designated Area Representative (DAR) endeavours to complete processes within 7-10 working days. However, if businesses have not supplied all necessary information required to make a decision the process will take longer. The Department of Home Affairs determines its own processing times.

Does the labour market testing apply under the GSC DAMA?
Yes, find out more about How Businesses are Assessed as being eligible.

Does the Skilling Australian Fund levy apply under the GSC DAMA?
Yes, for more information read the Skilling Australia Fund page.
https://www.education.gov.au/skilling-australians-fund
You can calculate the levy payable through the following link.
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/employing-and-sponsoring-someone/s...

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

Katy.mcmahon@corangamite.vic.gov.au 

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

dshaw@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au

Phone: 5573 0444

Warrnambool City Council

Angie Doldan - GSC DAMA Coordinator

Email: adoldan@warrnambool.vic.gov.au 

Phone: 5559 4800