How to Apply

There are several steps involved in bringing in skilled overseas workers to the Goldfields through the DAMA. The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder as the Goldfields DAR, the Department of Home Affairs, employers and overseas workers are all responsible for different stages of the process. Goldfields DAMA and Department of Home Affairs information is available to help guide DAMA applicants through the process.

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Step 1

Check information and requirements

Read the information on our website and the Department of Home Affairs’ website, and ensure you meet the requirements to apply for endorsement to access a Labour Agreement from the Goldfields DAR.

We are happy to respond to queries about your application, and can provide information by email, on the phone or in person. You can email us on, phone us on (08) 9021 9600, or please let us know if you would like to book an appointment with our Migration Agreement Officer.

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Step 2

Submit your request to the Goldfields DAR

Once you have all your information and supporting documents ready, fill out the form – Request for endorsement to access a labour agreement under the Goldfields DAMA.

If a registered migration agent is assisting you, please also print, sign and send us the Department of Home Affairs’ Form 956.

Attach the required evidence and supporting documents in the Sponsor’s Checklist and send everything to us at

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Step 3

Pay your application fee

We will invoice you $250 including GST per employee nomination in your application. Please let us know when you have paid your invoice.

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Step 4

Goldfields DAR Assessment

The Goldfields DAR will assess your application, and let you know if anything is missing. We aim to process your application within 10 working days from the date of lodgement if it is complete. Your endorsement letter will be sent to you and the Department of Home Affairs. This endorsement is valid for a period of 12 months.

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Step 5

Lodge Labour Agreement application

Employers apply online through their ImmiAccount to the Department of Home Affairs for a Goldfields DAMA Labour Agreement, using the DAR endorsement from Stage 1.

The Goldfields DAR will send the employer a series of detailed information guides about this stage of the process.

Once your Labour Agreement has been approved, your business has 12 months to nominate a skilled worker. The Department of Home Affairs will provide you with additional information on how to lodge your visa nominations.

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Step 6

Nominating individual visa applicants

Once you have a Labour Agreement in place with the Government, you can then nominate specific individual Overseas Workers against the occupations stated in the Labour Agreement, up to the capacity and within the year specified in that agreement.

Department of Home Affairs fees and charges apply to this stage. Once your application is lodged and the fee paid, you will be issued an acknowledgement email containing your transaction reference number (TRN). Your nominee (employee) will need this number to lodge their visa application.

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Step 7

Individual nominee(s) apply for their visa

This is the final stage where the nominated individuals apply for their visa, undergo police checks and medical checks, and any other criteria specific to them. A Skilled Migrant can start gathering evidence for their application at any time. More information about the requirements for this can be found within the checklist here.

Quick Links

Labour Agreement Request Form

Deed of Variation Request Form

Sponsor's Checklist

Employer's Guide

Form 956