Do You Know There Are Labour Shortages In The Warrnambool Region and The Northern Territory Australia?

Living and working in Australia is a dream for most immigrants who apply for PR, but the strict immigration policy and requirements have made the whole process cumbersome.

Australia’s booming economy,  multi-cultural diversity, quality healthcare, and affordable education has endeared thousands of immigrants who apply for PR in ‘the land Down Under.’

The Australian government in a bid to depopulate migrants concentrations in the major cities of Melbourne and Sydney has introduced a new scheme that will attract migrants to other regions across the country.

Designation Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) is the new scheme aimed at curtailing the increasing labour shortage in regions like Warrnambool region in Victoria and the Northern Territory. This new immigration scheme would aid the social and economic development of these regions, which would inadvertently boost the population.

The new immigration scheme, Designation Area Migration Agreements (DAMA) came into effect on January 1st, 2019. This is good news for low skilled immigrants, who normally would not qualify for PR in other regions to stand a better chance of getting PR in the Warrnambool region and the Northern Territory.

The new Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) agreement is poised to address the labour shortage by relaxing the English language and Income requirements for low skilled immigrants, thereby increasing the immigrant’s chance of gaining permanent residency status in Australia.

The DAMA agreement will empower employers to recruit immigrants with relevant skills to fill vacancies that could not be filled locally.

The New Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner is quoted as saying “The Territory Labor Government’s number one priority is jobs for Territorians but we know access to, and retention of, a suitably skilled workforce is a key issue for many employers and there is a need for additional workers”

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The DAMA agreement will continue to boost the proud history of migration of foreigners to Northern Territory, which has had tremendous economic and population growth over the years.

The Department of Immigration has listed the following 117 jobs as a suffering shortage.

Accountant (General)

Accounts Clerk

Aeroplane Pilot

Aged or Disabled Carer

Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

Aquaculture Farmer


Automotive Electrician


Bar Attendant Supervisor


Beauty Therapist

Beef Cattle Farmer


Bus Driver

Butcher or Smallgoods Maker


Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

Cafe or Restaurant Manager



Chief Executive or Managing Director

Child Care Centre Manager

Child Care Worker

Civil Engineering Technician

Community Worker

Conference and Event Organiser


Cook (includes Ethnic Cuisine)

Crowd Controller

Customer Service Manager

Deck Hand

Dental Assistant

Diesel Motor Mechanic

Disabilities Services Officer


Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

Earth Science Technician

Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)

Electrical Linesworker

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)

Excavator Operator

Facilities Manager

Family Day Care Worker

Family Support Worker

Fitter (General)

Fitter and Turner


Floor Finisher

Flying Instructor

Forklift Driver

Fruit or Nut Grower

Gaming Worker

Hair or Beauty Salon Manager


Hardware Technician

Hotel or Motel Manager

Hotel or Motel Receptionist

Hotel Service Manager

ICT Customer Support Officer

ICT Support Technicians


Landscape Gardener

Licensed Club Manager

Line marker

Management Accountant

Marketing Specialist

Metal Fabricator

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

Mixed Crop Farmer

Mixed Livestock Farmer

Motor Mechanic (General)

Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson

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Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)

Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter

Motorcycle Mechanic

Nursing Support Worker

Office Manager

Out of School Hours Care Worker


Personal Care Assistant

Pharmacy Technician

Plumber (General)

Pressure Welder

Program or Project Administrator

Property Manager

Recreation Officer

Residential Care Worker

Retail Manager (General)

Retail Supervisor

Sales and Marketing Manager

Sheetmetal Trades Worker

Ship’s Engineer

Ship’s Master

Small Engine Mechanic

Sound Technician

Supply and Distribution Manager

Taxation Accountant

Telecommunications Cable Jointer

Telecommunications Lineworker

Telecommunications Technician

Therapy Aide

Tour Guide

Truck Driver (General)

Vegetable Grower

Vehicle Painter

Veterinary Nurse

Waiter Supervisor

Waste Water or Water Plant Operator

Web Administrator

Web Designer

Welder (First Class)

Welfare Worker

Youth Worker