How to apply
The Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement (NT DAMA) is an employer-sponsored visa program which comes under the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (Subclass 482 labour agreement stream). An individual worker cannot apply for a visa independently under the NT DAMA. They should look for a job with an Northern Territory business who will sponsor them.
There are several steps in the NT DAMA process.
Your business needs to apply to the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation for endorsement. Fill the forms below and submit with the supporting documentation in the checklist.
|1.||Request for endorsement to access a labour agreement under the NT DAMA form|
|2.||Form 956 (if a registered migration agent is assisting this application)|
|3.||Business registration documents:|
Business profile, may include:
Evidence of the business is operating in the Northern Territory (NT). May include:
|6.||Job descriptions for each requested position|
|7.||Organisation chart less than six months old, requested positions must be displayed|
|8.||Financial statement for the financial year and business activity statement for the last 12 months immediately preceding application|
Statutory declaration about adverse information, attach evidence of outcome (if any)|
For more information on adverse information go to the Department of Home Affairs website
Summary of domestic recruitment efforts form for each requested position|
|11.||Statement on why the business is not using the standard 482 and the impact of negative result (if the business is not endorsed to access the NT DAMA)|
Evidence to prove the nominee receives terms and conditions no less favourable than those provided to an Australian citizen or permanent resident:
Evidence supporting application for Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) concession (if applicable)
Submit your electronic application as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a hardcopy to:
Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
GPO Box 3200
Darwin NT 0801
If your business is eligible to access NT DAMA, a letter of endorsement and copies of the supporting documents will be sent to the Australian Government and your business.
Your businesses can then apply for a labour agreement through their ImmiAccount.
The labour agreement request form can be found in your ImmiAccount under a new labour agreement category on the new application page.
Your business identifies an overseas worker that is suitably skilled and experienced for the occupation that has NT DAMA approval. You must provide each worker with a settlement package (which will be provided to you) before the worker lodges their visa application.
Under some occupations the department must verify whether the overseas worker, that the businesses intends to nominate, has qualifications and / or experience that match those required for the nominated NT DAMA occupation.
When the verification is completed the department will issue a skills verification letter to be included with the overseas workers visa application.
Your business submits a nomination application to the Australian Government for every overseas worker you want to employ under the NT DAMA using your ImmiAccount.
Your overseas worker can then apply for a visa.
Last updated: 14 January 2019