Request for Endorsement - How to Apply

The GSC DAMA is an employer-sponsored visa program which comes under the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (Subclass 482) or the SESR (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Subclass 494 visa labour agreement streams.

Applications can only be submitted by Employers.

An individual worker cannot apply for a visa independently under the GSC DAMA.

By making a request an employer is seeking the endorsement of the DAR to be able to:

  • access the GSC DAMA; and
  • thereby request to enter into a Labour Agreement with the Australian Government.

The DAR cannot require the Australian Government to agree to enter into a Labour Agreement with an employer and will not be a party to any such Labour Agreement.

Employers must understand and accept that the DAR is under no obligation to endorse any request for a Labour Agreement.

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