Labour Agreements in Australia

Labour Agreements

Labour Agreements are a formal arrangement negotiated with the Australian Government to bring eligible skilled workers to Australia where standard temporary or permanent employer sponsored visa programs are not available and there is a demonstrate need that cannot be met in the Australian labour market.
There are five types of Labour Agreements:

  • Company Specific Labour Agreements
  • Designated Area Migration Agreements
  • Industry Labour Agreements
  • Project Agreements
  • Global Talent Employer Sponsored (GTES) Agreements

Any Migration Agents and Lawyers requiring assistance for a Labour Agreement, Contact Us to discuss your clients’ options.

Company Specific Labour Agreements

A Company Specific Labour Agreement is executed directly with an employer and is considered where a genuine skill or labour shortage for an occupation exists which is not already provided for in an industry, or relevant project or designated area migration agreement.

Designated Area Migration Agreements

The Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) program supplements the workforce
strategies of States, Territories and regions, to support employers in designated areas and help them adjust to changing economic conditions. This Agreement provides flexibility to such employers based on their specific economic and labour market conditions.

Industry Labour Agreements

Industry Labour Agreements are in place for particular industries experiencing skills shortage.Such arrangement provides for fixed terms and conditions agreed to by the Minister in consultation with key industry stakeholders, specific to that industry sector. Industry Labour Agreements are currently available for the following industries: Dairy, Fishing, Meat, Minister of Religion, On-Hire, Pork, Restaurant (fine dining), Advertising and Horticulture.

Project Agreements

A Project Agreement allows project companies experiencing genuine skill or labour shortages access to temporary skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers to meet peak workforce demands during the construction phase of resource or infrastructure projects.

Company Specific Labour Agreements
Global Talent Employer Sponsored (GTES) Agreements

Global Talent Employer Sponsored (GTES) Agreements

Unlike other arrangements, Global Talent Employer Sponsored Agreements allow companies to bring highly skilled and specialized workers in critical areas with an aim to provide more opportunities for Australian labour market by creating new jobs and knowledge transfer.

Do not let your clients suffer with skill-shortages as they may have serious repercussions on their business. McKkr’s will assist you and your clients to ensure a hassle-free process to have a Labour Agreement in place. Depend on our experts to execute the negotiations with the Government as it requires submission of strong evidence to support request to access Labour Agreements instead of standard employer sponsored visa options such as Subclass 482, 186 or 494 to hire overseas workers. We can include the concessions to standard visa requirements in the agreement such as the English language requirement and salary, if your client wants. To know more, Discuss your Case with us.

Once executed, Labour Agreements are generally in effect for five years and allows your clients to bring overseas employees to work for them. McKkr’s is the pioneer in Labour Market Test reports and Training Benchmark-B services and we are also industry leaders in many other migration support services. We are able to test the labour market and prove the genuine need for the agreement. We can also help your clients demonstrate that they have a satisfactory record of and an ongoing commitment to, the training of Australians.

We can further assist you and your clients in consultations with relevant Industry stakeholders to include in the request for Labour Agreement. Talk to our friendly coordinator at +61 2 4626 1002 to know more about the program or fill this Form and we will get back to you shortly.