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Australia:Townsville DAMA agreement and skilled work

Townsville will benefit from access to more skilled workers and skilled work visas following the signing of the Townsville Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA).

This DAMA agreement for the Townsville region will allow local businessess to sponsor workers for skilled work visas. 

This covers 195 occupations across a broad range of sectors including:

  • manufacturing,
  • health care and social assistance,
  • transport, and
  • professional, scientific and technical services.

The Designated Area Representative for the DAMA is Townsville Enterprise who will administer the process of accessing the Townsville DAMA which will open to businesses operating in any of the 9 Local Government Areas covered by the agreement:

  • 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.

Local businesses can apply individually to access the DAMA from 1 July 2022 so they can start the nominations for australian skilled work sponsorship visas.

The registered migration agents at Visa Lounge are skilled work visa and business sponsorship experts, we offer end-to-end management of your application for DAMA agreement and sponsorship 482 and 494 skilled work visa.