Employer Eligibility

Employer Eligibility

For a role to be eligible under the Orana DAMA, the employer business must have a physical presence in the regions below and the activities of the business must be within the Designated region.

The RDA Orana DAMA includes the local government areas of:

RegionLGA Names
OranaDubbo Regional, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Gilgandra, Warren, Coonamble, Warrumbungle, Walgett, Brewarrina, Bogan, Cobar and Bourke
Central WestBathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin
RiverinaBland, Carrathool, Coolamon, Cootamundra-Gundagai, Griffith, Hay, Junee, Leeton, Lockhart, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Snowy Valleys, Temora and Wagga Wagga
MurrayAlbury, Balranald, Berrigan, Edward River, Federation, Greater Hume, Murray River, Wentworth and parts of the Snowy Valleys
Southern InlandWingecarribee, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Upper Lachlan, Hilltops, Yass Valley, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Snowy Monaro

The business must:

be a registered Australian entity and have been actively operating for at least 12 months in the above Region
be able to show the capacity to employ the intended employee(s) for at least the length of the requested visa
have a history of compliance with all relevant workplace legislation (no adverse information).
The Orana DAMA DAR takes into consideration the needs of your workforce when considering your application. This includes factors such as:

your current and future workforce needs to determine which occupation(s) and concession(s) requested will be endorsed under the RDA Orana DAMA
how many positions can be nominated for each occupation and for each concession;
Businesses seeking to access additional overseas workers will need to apply to the Orana DAR for endorsement of additional positions.

The endorsement is valid for 1 year.