Am I eligible for the 491 Visa sponsorship ? DAMA Occupation list updates

Victoria’s Great South Coast area has updated its DAMA list to meet its need for skilled employees with agricultural experience.

Check out the following information to know if your occupation is eligible for the 491-visa sponsorship. 


What is Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)?

A Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is an agreement between the Australian Government and a designated area. 

It provides flexibility for states, territories or regions to respond to their unique economic and labour market conditions through an agreement-based framework.

The Great South Coast (GSC) region in Victoria has negotiated a DAMA that includes occupations and conditions that will assist our region address our most acute labour shortages. 

Under the DAMA framework, employers in the GSC experiencing skills and labour shortages in those industries can apply for endorsement to enter into a DAMA labour agreement. 

This enables them to sponsor skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers with more flexible requirements than are available via the standard skilled visa programs.


Explore your permanent residency options with the Great South Coast Area DAMA pathway

The table shows the occupations that are eligible for sponsorship including
  • under the GSC DAMA,
  • the respective skill level,
  • skills concessions,
  • TSMIT (Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold) concessions,
  • English language concessions and
  • eligibility for pathway to permanent residency


Occupation ANZSCO or 6 digit code ANZSCO Skill Level Skills and Experience concession TSMIT concession English language concession Permanent Pathway
Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator 721111 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Agricultural Technician 311111 2 No No No Yes
Automotive Electrician 321111 3 No Yes Yes Yes
Beef Cattle Farmer 121312 1 No No No Yes
Café or Restaurant Manager 141111 2 No No No Yes
Chef 351311 2 No Yes Yes Yes
Cook 351411 3 No Yes Yes Yes
Dairy Cattle Farm Operator 070499 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212 3 No Yes Yes Yes
Earthmoving Plant Operator (General) 721211 4 Yes No No Yes
Fitter (General) (Computer Numerical Control Setter) 323211 3 No No No Yes
Fitter and Turner 323212 3 No Yes Yes Yes
Hotel or Motel Manager 141311 2 No No No Yes
Industrial Spraypainter 711211 4 Yes No No Yes
Meat Boner and Slicer 831211 4  Yes Yes Yes Yes
Meat Process Worker 831311 5 Yes Yes Yes No
Metal Fabricator 322311 3 No Yes Yes Yes
Metallurgical or Materials Technician (Non-destructive Testing Technician) 312912 2 No No No Yes
Mixed Crop Farmer 121216 1 No No No Yes
Mixed Livestock Farmer 121317 1 No No No Yes
Mobile Plant Operators (nec) 721999 4 Yes No No Yes
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211 3 No Yes Yes Yes
Panelbeater 324111 3 No No No Yes
Product Grader (Meat Grader) 839312 4 Yes No No Yes
Senior Dairy Cattle Farm Worker 070499 3 Yes No No Yes
Slaughterer 831212 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Truck Driver (General) 733111 4 Yes Yes No Yes
The tasks and skill requirements for all these occupations are outlined in ANZSCO.
If you are an applicant who would like to apply for the Victorian 491 visa through the GSC DAMA, No Borders Law Group can assist you. 

Victoria’s Great South Coast area to meet the need of skilled employees with agricultural experience has updated its DAMA list.  



Need help with getting Australian Visas?


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Tel:  +61 (07) 3876 4000



We will help applicants by exploring visa options and securing the application. As part of our services, we will assess the eligibility of the application for a visa.

If applicants would like to discuss applicants visa options and evaluate the pathway to permanent residency, please enquire or book a consultation to get expert advice with one of our knowledgeable and experienced Migration Agents/Lawyers on 07 3876 4000 or email: [email protected].  




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