Latest Changes to DAMA Occupation Lists


Latest Changes to DAMA Occupation Lists

Skilled & Business Migration would like to advise that following an annual review, the Australian Government has agreed to the following changes to South Australia’s two Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs).


DAMA Occupation List

South Australia has secured a range of new occupations under the DAMAs with a focus on hospitality and tourism, motor trades, agribusiness, manufacturing and forestry occupations.  See the full DAMA Occupation List here.


Concessions and PR Pathways

The DAMAs include concessions to several standard visa requirements, such as lowering the work experience, English language and age requirements.  A permanent residency pathway is offered to highly skilled applicants under the DAMAs.


Skills Assessing Authority

The South Australian Government continues to act as a skills assessing authority for occupations that currently have no alternative skills assessing authority.  This will allow previously ineligible occupations to now be available for skilled migration.

Skilled & Business Migration remains committed to supporting our South Australian employers and ensuring they are able to fill skills shortages in their businesses.

What is a DAMA?

Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is a formal agreement between the Australian Government and a regional state or territory authority. DAMA permits employers in designated areas to sponsor skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers for positions they are unable to fill with local workers. It is custom-made to address current and growing labour market shortages and local terms and conditions of employment.

Source: Latest Changes to DAMA Occupation List

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