Labour Agreements


Labour Arrangements are a formal arrangement negotiated with the Australian Government.

There are four types of labour agreements:

  1. Company specific labour agreements;
  2. Industry labour agreements;
  3. Designated area migration agreements; and
  4. Project agreements.

Company Specific labour agreements

A company specific labour agreement is developed directly with an employer and will be considered where a genuine skills or labour shortage for an occupation exists which is not already provided for in an industry, or relevant project or designated area migration agreement.

Industry labour agreements

Template labour agreement arrangements are in place for particular industries. Such arrangements provide for fixed terms and conditions agreed to by the Minister in consultation with key industry stakeholders, specific to an industry sector. Industry labour agreements are currently available for the following industries: Dairy, Fishing, Meat, Minister of Religion, On-Hire, Pork, Restaurant (fine dining) and Snow sports.


Designated area migration agreements

The designated area migration agreement (DAMA) programme supplements the workforce strategies of states, territories and regions, to support economic performance and help them adjust to changing economic conditions.

Project agreements

A project agreement allows project companies experiencing genuine skills or labour shortages access to temporary skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers through the subclass 457 visa to meet peak workforce demands during the construction phase of resource or infrastructure projects.

Request assistance for a labour agreement

Do not suffer with skill-shortages. They have serious repercussions on your business. McKkr’s will assist you to ensure a hassle-free process to get a labour agreement in place. We can include the concessions to mainstream visa requirements you want in the agreement including the English language ability and salary.

Depend on the experts to execute the negotiations with the Government. It requires strong evidence to support your request to access Labour Agreements instead of standard visa options such as subclass 457, 186 or 187 to hire overseas workers.

McKkr’s is the pioneer in Labour Market Test reports and Training Benchmark-B services and we are clearly the industry leaders in any other migration support services. We can test the labour market to prove the genuine need for the agreement. We can help you demonstrate that you have a satisfactory record of and an ongoing commitment to, the training of Australians.

We can also assist you in Consultations with relevant Industry stakeholders to include in the request for Labour Agreement.

Talk to our friendly coordinator to know more about the program and how we can help you.