Seasonal Worker Programme


This program offers employers in the agriculture sector and employers in selected locations in the accommodation sector access to a reliable, returning workforce when there is not enough local Australian labour to meet seasonal demand.

Open
Application detail:

Apply at any time.

What do you get?

Access to a reliable workforce.

Who is this for?

Employers in the agriculture sector and employers in selected locations in the accommodation sector.

Overview

Organisations, including labour hire entities, contractors, growers and trusts, can apply to become an approved employer in the agriculture industry and in identified locations in the accommodation industry. Contractors must have been in operation for at least 5 years and have a record of compliance with immigration and workplace relations requirements to be eligible to apply to become an approved employer.

Approved employers can access seasonal workers from participating countries, including: Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To become an approved employer, entities must demonstrate that they:

  • are an entity incorporated in Australia or a formal partnership
  • are an organisation for the purposes of the Migration Regulations 1994
  • are committed to Australian job seekers first
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • have good workplace relations and immigration practices.

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Seasonal Worker Programme.