The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Australian government have reached an agreement on the Goldfields Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA), approved in March 2019 by Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Minister David Coleman. DAMA Goldfield is a five-year employment contract between the federal government, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Shires of Coolgardie, Leonora and Menzies. It aims to attract skilled migrants to work and life in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Coolgardie, Leonora and Menzies, so that Goldfields employers can sponsor skilled overseas workers in certain sectors that currently have critical skills and labour shortages. We always advocate that Australians be offered a job first. Where there is a shortage of skilled labour, we believe that skilled migrants are essential to complement local staff. DAMA Goldfield is a five-year employment contract between the federal government, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Shires of Coolgardie, Leonora and Menzies. The aim is to attract skilled migrants to work and life in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Coolgardie, Leonora and Menzies. It allows Goldfield employers to sponsor a skilled foreign workforce in certain sectors that currently have critical skills and labour shortages. You can view the 72 occupations on the following PDF list: Goldfields-DAMA-Occupation-List-2019-20-For-External-Circulation Request approval of an employment contract under the DAMA Goldfields.
DAMA Goldfield uses the employment contract stream of the temporary skills shortage visa (subclass 482) and the employer appointment system (subclass 186). Subclasses 187 and 489 were replaced on November 16, 2019 by subcategory 494 and subcategory 491. New priority migration will be introduced and the new permanent regional visa in sub-category 191 will be available from 16 November 2022. The new changes in addition to the Goldfield DAMA agreement could make Kalgoorlie and the surrounding area an important relocation area for anyone wishing to emigrate to Australia. “With this agreement, we will see more families moving to the goldfields, which will have a flow effect on the economy.” The Goldfields will be among the first regions in Australia to reach a five-year agreement with the Commonwealth to help skilled migrants in key positions where Australian labour is not available. THE DAMAS ensure that employers hire Australian citizens and permanent residents as a top priority.