Designated Area Migration Agreement
The GV DAMA (Goulburn Valley Designated Area Migration Agreement allows eligible local employers to sponsor migrant workers and provide a pathway to permanent residency.
Many employers have said they are struggling to attract and retain skilled workers. This is a across a variety of industries such as health, professional services, agriculture, education, specialist services and trades.
Campaspe Shire has partnered with Greater Shepparton City Council and Moira Shire Council to launch the agreement and applications are now open.
Workers appointed under the DAMA are not replacing local workers; they are filling large gaps in the labour market which have been increasingly holding businesses in our region back. The DAMA will mean that businesses in the region can remain productive, competitive and sustainable into the future.
How to apply
If your business is actively operating in the Goulburn Valley region and is looking to employ overseas workers with duties that align with one of the Approved Occupations on the GV DAMA list, then you may be eligible to join the agreement.
To apply, or for further information, please contact the Designated Area Representative from Monday to Thursday, between 9am and 4.45pm.