The newly signed East Kimberley and Pilbara Designated Area Migration Agreements (DAMAs) have been welcomed by the AHA(WA), as they will play a critical role in helping local businesses address labour shortages.
Hospitality businesses in these regions will soon feel some relief with the DAMA allowing small businesses to sponsor overseas workers under the five-year agreements.
The announcement comes after a consultation process between AHA(WA), Regional Development Australia and local employers, advocating for the program. These two DAMAs follow the South West DAMA which was signed late last year.
Both DAMAs include a variety of skilled and semi-skilled occupations in the hospitality, tourism, and accommodation sector, covering a total of over 100 occupations through the East Kimberley DAMA and 66 on the Pilbara DAMA.
Once the details are finalised the information will be available on the Home Affairs website.