New DAMA program for South West WA


New DAMA program for South West WA

The Hon Alex Hawke MP has published a joint media release on New DAMA program for South West WA  


Published: 13 December 2021 




  • The South West will be the eighth region in Australia to enter a five-year agreement with the Commonwealth aimed at ensuring skilled migrants contribute through employment in key roles where Australian workers are not available. 


  • The Shire of Dardanup will administer the process for accessing the South West DAMA which will be open to businesses operating in any of the 12 local governments areas covered by the agreement  City of Busselton, City of Bunbury, Shire of Capel, Shire of Collie, Shire of Augusta/Margaret River, Shire of Boyup Brook, Shire of Bridgetown/Greenbushes, Shire of Dardanup, Shire of Donnybrook/Balingup, Shire of Harvey, Shire of Manjimup and the Shire of Nannup. Local businesses can apply individually to access the DAMA from 2022. 


  • With over 74,000 vacancies in regional Australia, regional migration has huge benefits for both the local community and migrants. 


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