128 New Occupations Added: South Australia DAMA Update!

Hey everyone,

If you’re thinking about moving to South Australia, there are some awesome updates you need to know about! The migration program there has just gotten even better, offering more options for people like you who are considering alternative DAMA pathways.

South Australia’s two DAMAs have been extended and expanded:

Adelaide City Agreement: The Adelaide City Technology and Innovation Advancement DAMA has been designed to address skills shortages across the Adelaide Metropolitan region. This DAMA is for South Australian local employers to sponsor overseas workers in the defence, space, and advanced manufacturing and technology industries with the ability to access and retain a highly-skilled workforce. 

South Australian Agreement: The South Australian Regional Workforce DAMA has been designed to address skills shortages across the entire state of South Australia

So, here's the scoop: South Australia has added 128 new jobs to their list of occupations they need, which means more opportunities for you! They've got openings in construction and trades, agribusiness, ICT, health, education and renewable energy sectors.

You can check out the full list here. 

But wait, there’s more good news! They’ve also extended their program until 30 June 2025, giving you even more time to make your move.

What’s more?

  • The pathway to permanent residency has been retained for all visa holders under both DAMAs. 
  • The SA Regional DAMA has a higher annual nomination ceiling available with 2000 nomination places annually increased from 750.  
  • Better requitements for candidates: the age concession has been retained up to 55 years, a 10% reduction to the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT), as well as English and work experience concessions
  • Some jobs have been taken off the list, like Grape Grower (121215), Actors, Dancers and other Entertainers (211999) and Dancer or Choreographer (211112), but there are still plenty of other options available.
  • The South Australian Government continues to act as a skills assessing authority for occupations that currently have no alternative skills assessing authority.
  • TSS visa holders nominated under a DAMA occupation that has moved between the two South Australian (SA) DAMAs, can apply for nomination (when eligible) for the Employer Nominated Scheme (ENS) visa (subclass 186) under the relevant South Australian DAMA.

Guys, these are some seriously significant changes that offer huge opportunities for applicants who are struggling with high requirements for other sponsored visas. Our advice for you is to pay close attention to this program—it’s a game-changer!

Get your free assessment for sponsored visa program via the form on our website.

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