Far North Queensland Designated Migration Area Agreement – WORK IN FNQ

The Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement (FNQ DAMA) allows Far North Queensland (FNQ) employers to sponsor skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers for positions they are unable to fill with local workers. The FNQ DAMA is tailored to address current and emerging labour market shortages and local terms and conditions of employment. The FNQ DAMA utilises the labour agreement stream of the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482). Businesses approved for a labour agreement with the Department of Home Affairs can nominate overseas workers under the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS subclass 482) visa program.  

Why choose Immigration Gurus for your DAMA Application

  • We have expert knowledge on the entire process

  • Assist Nominating business and Visa applicants

  • Provide pathway planning for potential candidates

  • Local knowledge of eligible industry

  • network of eligible employers

FNQ DAMA – the Key Elements

  • Employers must first be endorsed by the Designated Area Representative (DAR) before submitting a DAMA Labour Agreement request with the Department of Home Affairs.
  • pathways to permanent residency for holders of TSS visas granted under the FNQ DAMA in select occupations
  • a broad range of occupations that reflect FNQ skilled and semi-skilled shortages, with no caveats to apply
  • English language concessions for some occupations
  • concessions relating to qualifications and experience for some occupations
  • Only businesses that are actively operating in FNQ can access the DAMA

The DAMA has 3 Steps


DAR Endorsement


TSS Nomination Application


TSS Visa Application

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