The latest changes to DAMA Occupations List 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.
Learn more about DAMA and other employer sponsored visa programs by visiting the Local
Businesses section of our website.