Help get workers into the Goldfields

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder needs your help to gather feedback from local businesses about their use and understanding of the Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA).

What is the Goldfields DAMA?

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the Goldfields representative for the Federal Government's Goldfields Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA Program).

The five-year labour agreement commenced in July 2019, and aims to attract skilled migrants to work and live in the Goldfields region, allowing employers to sponsor skilled overseas workers in specified industries that are currently experiencing critical skill and labour shortages.

The City always advocates that employment should be offered to Australians first. Where there is a skills shortage, the City believes skilled migrants are critical to supplement the local workforce.

The Goldfields DAMA currently has 125 occupations, with an additional 22 occupations pending approval by the Minister.

Partners of the program include the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Shire of Coolgardie, Shire of Dundas, Shire of Esperance, Shire of Leonora, Shire of Menzies, Shire of Ravensthorpe, Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA, Regional Development Australia Goldfields-Esperance and the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Shire of Laverton has also applied to join the program.

For more information and for the current Occupations List visit the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder website here.

Seeking feedback from local businesses

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is currently preparing annual reporting to the Federal Government for the Goldfields Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA Program). As the local service provider of the Agreement, the City would like to gather feedback from local businesses about their use and understanding of the Goldfields DAMA Program.

This feedback will assist to inform the the City’s recommendations for changes or improvements to the program.

Information received will be treated as confidential and you can provide feedback anonymously.

Your survey response is completely anonymous and confidential. We shall not disclose details of any individual to any person or entity under any circumstances.

Feel free to share this information with others, as we are keen to receive feedback from all interested parties.

Please email if you have any questions or would like more information.