DAMA (Designated Area Migration Agreement)

Designated area migration agreements

A Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) provides flexibility for states, territories or regions to respond to their unique economic and labour market conditions through an agreement-based framework.

Under the DAMA framework, employers in designated areas experiencing skills and labour shortages can sponsor skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers.

DAMAs are designed to ensure employers take on Australians citizens and permanent residents as a first priority and prioritise initiatives and strategies to facilitate the recruitment and retention of such workers.

Note: The DAMA is an employer-sponsored visa program and individual workers cannot apply for a visa independently.

Contact us today for a commitment free briefing with our Registered Migration Agents in Melbourne to find more about your visa options.