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Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) Australia Occupation List 2019


As we discussed in our previous blog about new five year Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) commenced on 1 January 2019.

The programme known as DAMA is announced in two regions of the Australia i.e Warrnambool region in Victoria and the Northern Territory (NT) which are facing skilled labor shortage.

The NT Government and the Federal Government have shortlisted 117 occupations ranging from chef to web designer to accountants to child care worker, where employers can recruit skilled migrants if they are unable to fill positions locally. 36 occupations have been added to and 29 have been removed from the list of occupations in NT DAMA II which offers pathway to Permanent Residents (PR) to Australia.

DAMA Australia Occupation List 2019

There are around 50-55 occupations are considered on very High Priority including accountants, IT Professionals and Mechanical engineers.

The list given below contains occupations that are eligible for concession of English language and a Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT).

Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) Australia Occupation List 2019

Following is the list of the occupations available in the NT DAMA II.

Accountant (General)

Accounts Clerk

Aeroplane Pilot

Aged or Disabled Carer

Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

Aquaculture Farmer


Automotive Electrician


Bar Attendant Supervisor


Beauty Therapist

Beef Cattle Farmer


Bus Driver

Butcher or Small goods Maker


Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)

Cafe or Restaurant Manager



Chief Executive or Managing Director

Child Care Centre Manager

Child Care Worker

Civil Engineering Technician

Community Worker

Conference and Event Organiser


Cook (includes Ethnic Cuisine)

Crowd Controller

Customer Service Manager

Deck Hand

Dental Assistant

Diesel Motor Mechanic

Disabilities Services Officer


Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

Earth Science Technician

Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)

Electrical Linesworker

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)

Excavator Operator

Facilities Manager

Family Day Care Worker

Family Support Worker

Fitter (General)

Fitter and Turner


Floor Finisher

Flying Instructor

Forklift Driver

Fruit or Nut Grower

Gaming Worker

Hair or Beauty Salon Manager


Hardware Technician

Hotel or Motel Manager

Hotel or Motel Receptionist

Hotel Service Manager

ICT Customer Support Officer

ICT Support Technicians nec


Landscape Gardener

Licensed Club Manager

Line marker

Management Accountant

Marketing Specialist

Metal Fabricator

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer

Mixed Crop Farmer

Mixed Livestock Farmer

Motor Mechanic (General)

Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson

Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)

Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter

Motorcycle Mechanic

Nursing Support Worker

Office Manager

Out of School Hours Care Worker

Panel beater

Personal Care Assistant

Pharmacy Technician

Plumber (General)

Pressure Welder

Program or Project Administrator

Property Manager

Recreation Officer

Residential Care Worker

Retail Manager (General)

Retail Supervisor

Sales and Marketing Manager

Sheet metal Trades Worker

Ship’s Engineer

Ship’s Master

Small Engine Mechanic

Sound Technician

Supply and Distribution Manager

Taxation Accountant

Telecommunications Cable Jointer

Telecommunications Lines worker

Telecommunications Technician

Therapy Aide

Tour Guide

Truck Driver (General)

Vegetable Grower

Vehicle Painter

Veterinary Nurse

Waiter Supervisor

Waste Water or Water Plant Operator

Web Administrator

Web Designer

Welder (First Class)

Welfare Worker

Youth Worker