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 Industry, Tourism and Trade for endorsement. Fill the form below and submit with the supporting documentation in the checklist.
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.
Checklist for supporting documents:
|1.||Request for endorsement 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|
Organisation chart less than six months old. Highlight the positions requested for endorsement; and provide the following information for all the staff:
|8.||Audited financial statement for the mostly recently concluded financial year and business activity statement for each quarter of the current financial year. If the information is not available, provide a letter from an accountant detailing the business net profit and financial capability to sponsor workers in the requested positions.|
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.
Evidence of domestic recruitment efforts for each requested position including:
|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 with the above supporting documents clearly labelled in separate PDF files to email@example.com or mail a hardcopy to:
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
GPO Box 3200
Darwin NT 0801
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.
Some occupations require skills verifications from the department. Read more on overseas workers to demonstrate qualifications and experience.
When the verification is completed the department will issue a skills verification letter to be included with the overseas workers visa application.
Your overseas worker can then apply for a visa.
Last updated: 09 November 2021
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