The Visa is being designed to replace the already existing Pacific Australia labour mobility scheme (PALM scheme), which will stay in place as the main for meeting workforce shortages until the program is fully designed and, in the meantime, will offer up to 12,500 new work positions between August 2021 – March 2022. The program is being designed in consultation with the Australian agricultural sector. It will take place as amendments are made to the Migrations Regulations 1994 beginning 30 September 2021.
The Australian Government is introducing this visa in phases.
Phase 1 December 2021 to March 2022: phase one will offer a limited amount of employment due to quarantine restrictions, with a small number of accredited employers that have been approved based on their pre-existing experience with PALM scheme to protect workers from exploitation. Phase one is reliant on boarders, quarantine for safe entry into Australia and readiness of the country. Under Australia’s current covid-19 response plan all international workers must undertake quarantine, which will be arranged with the industries and individual Australian state/territory governments and their representing Chief Health Officers.
Phase 2 from April 2022 onwards the number of employers, eligible workers and countries participating will slowly increase.
Permanent residency pathways are being explored by the Australian government for participants in the program which will be announced later in 2021/ early 2022.
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