South Australia joins the Northern Territory, Victoria’s Great South Coast region, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Orana region in New South Wales among the first in Australia to enter a five-year agreement enabling designated regions to respond to their unique circumstances.
South Australia’s DAMAs are the:
- Adelaide Technology and Innovation Advancement Agreement
- which focuses on Adelaide’s high-tech growth industries including defence, space, technology and advanced manufacturing industries.
- South Australian Regional Workforce Agreement
- which focuses on the South Australia’s regional high growth industries including agribusiness, forestry, health and social services, tourism and hospitality, construction and mining.
South Australia is actively promoting its region, and this DAMA is the latest ammunition in its arsenal to attract foreign workers. In a joint-press release with the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman, South Australian Minister for Innovation and Skills, David Pisoni said South Australia’s two DAMAs are an important way to recognise the need to grow innovation and technology skills, whilst also looking to parts of the state with unmet skills-needs that find it hard to attract the right local workers.
“The Regional DAMA will enable employers in industries such as agribusiness, food processing and hospitality and tourism in regional South Australia, to sponsor skilled workers for jobs they are unable to fill with the existing workforce.”
Should You Be Interested?
South Australia DAMA offers additional occupations and concessions (both are not yet specified), so it’s probably in your best interest to follow the issue (along with other DAMAs in Australia). Subscribe to our newsletter
What is the Requirements for DAMA Visa?
First of all, there’s no such thing as DAMA visa. DAMA is an agreement between the state and DHA that allows businesses/companies situated in the area the luxury of accessing workforce that can not be found locally.
That being said, when one talks about “DAMA visa” he/she actually refers to TSS/482 Visa.
Basically, all DAMAs utilise the labour agreement stream of the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482). Businesses will enter into a labour agreement with the Australian Government and workers will then be granted a subclass 482 visa.
That being said, you as a visa applicant, cannot apply without an employer to nominate and sponsor you.