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Two New DAMA Programs Will Be Opened: Business can Access the Program in 2022!

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Two New DAMA Programs Will Be Opened: Business can Access the Program in 2022!

The Australian Government signed two new DAMA Australia programs to support the regional areas in their economic recovery. The new DAMA programs will be in Goulburn Valley, Victoria and in South West, Western Australia.

The new DAMA Australia program is intended to fill critical labour shortages for business and industries aiming to support the growth of the local population and create new job opportunities.

When will this program come into effect?

What is DAMA?

DAMA Australia or Designated Area Migration Agreement is a formal agreement between the Australian Federal Government and state / territory / regional authority. The DAMA program Australia is generally in effect for five years and use the Employer-Sponsored Working Visa, such as:

It means you must be sponsored by an employer operating in a designated region, and you must work for an occupation specified in the head agreement.

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New DAMA Program in Victoria and Western Australia

Proposed New DAMA Program in Victoria and Western Australia

There are two new DAMA programs proposed to be available in 2022. The new DAMA programs will [be located in Victoria and Western Australia, specifically in Goulburn Valley, Victoria and South West, Western Australia.

DAMA Program in Goulburn Valley, Victoria

The Australian Government agrees to support a new DAMA program in Goulburn Valley, Victoria, after looking at the significant positive impact in parts of Australia that have implemented the DAMA program.

The DAMA program will enable local businesses to hire suitably skilled workers abroad in various occupations, allowing them to expand their staff to meet their production needs.

The Goulburn Valley region, which is bordered on the south by the Great Dividing Range and on the north by the Murray River, industry is primarily farming and includes large retail, manufacturing, and tourism businesses.

The Greater Shepparton City Council will oversee the Goulburn Valley DAMA application process, open to businesses in the Greater Shepparton, Moira, and Campaspe local government regions.

The local business can apply individually to access the DAMA program from 2022.

DAMA Program in South West, Western Australia

DAMA Program in South West, Western Australia

The Australian Government also agreed to support a new DAMA program in South West, Western Australia. The new DAMA program is expected to expedite growth in Dardanup and South West, Western Australia. Additionally, the regional towns will have a chance to fill gaps in their labour market, and overseas skilled workers can secure employment in some of the most beautiful parts of Western Australia.

This agreement allows for a limited ability to access more foreign employees than the standard skilled migration program, with concessions and changes tailored to the South West labour market. The DAMA enables employers to bring in skilled workers under the Temporary Skill Shortage and Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visas labour agreement streams, which may provide a pathway to permanent residency, benefiting the South West region in the long run in both business and community.

The DAMA program will be open to business operating in any of below local governments areas:

  • City of Busselton
  • City of Bunbury
  • Shire of Cape
  • Shire of Collie
  • Shire of Augusta/Margaret River
  • Shire of Boyup Brook
  • Shire of Bridgetown/Greenbushes
  • Shire of Dardanup
  • Shire of Donnybrook/Balingup
  • Shire of Harvey
  • Shire of Manjimup
  • Shire of Nannup

The local business can apply individually to access the DAMA program from 2022.

Read more: Australian Skilled Workers are Expected to Return to the Country by the end of 2021

Why should you join the new DAMA programs?

Generally, the DAMA Australia program has been one of the best options for migrant skilled workers who wish to work in regional areas of Australia. The new DAMA programs will expand your migration options.

Specifically, the Goulburn Valley DAMA program gives businesses access to a number of jobs that aren’t available through mainstream visa programs, offering employers more options for filling skill shortages. Meaning, the Goulburn Valley will provide more varied occupations in the list, giving a higher chance of overseas workers to migrate and work in Goulburn Valley, Victoria.

Additionally, there will be a permanent residency pathway through both new DAMA programs. It implies that foreign workers will be able to contribute positively to the region in the long run, adding to the community’s diversity and allowing vital skills to be transferred to Australian workers.

Read more: South Australia Added 70 New Occupations or Offshore Skilled Migration Program Applicants

What does it mean to you?

It means you have a broader chance to migrate and work in Australia with the new DAMA Australia program in Victoria, especially for those who wish to migrate to regional areas and work in the agriculture sector since the Goulburn Valley region is primarily farming.

However, you must meet the requirements and be sponsored by an employer in Greater Shepparton, Moira or Campaspe regions.

While waiting for the announcement of requirements and occupation list, let’s prepare yourself for an Australian working visa!

Read more: WA will Open Its Border from 5 February 2022 for Eligible Travelers

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