More skilled people and skilled work visas will be able to move to Townsville following the signing of the Townsville Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA).
The DAMA agreement for the Townsville region will allow local businesses to offer sponsorship for skilled work visas.
The list includes 195 occupations from many different sectors.
- health care and social assistance,
- transport, and
- professional, scientific and technical services
Townsville Enterprise is the Designated Area Representative for the DAMA. Townsville Enterprise will administer the process of accessing the Townsville DAMA. The Townsville DAMA is open to any businesses which operate in any of the following Local Government Areas (LGAs):
- City of Townsville,
- Hinchinbrook Shire,
- Charters Towers Regional Council,
- Burdekin Shire,
- City of Mount Isa,
- Shire of Cloncurry,
- Shire of McKinlay,
- Shire of Richmond and
- Shire of Flinders.
From 1 July 2022, local businesses can apply to the DAMA individually to access the programme, which will allow them to start the process for nominating Australian employees for Australian skilled work sponsorship visas.
Our parent company, Australia Migration Services, is a well-established migration firm that handles all visa/migration related matters and has processed numerous employer-sponsored visas, helping both candidates and employers reach a common ground.
For the past decade, we have helped numerous employers sponsor skilled candidates and still continue to do so amid the COVID pandemic.
If you are wanting to seek more information on how to sponsor a candidate, speak to one of our MARA registered migration consultants.