Designated Area Migration Agreement Coordinator

Reference Number: 20220797/2038Applications Close:
Position Description:

Warrnambool is about 250km west of Melbourne. You can take the Princes Highway or if you prefer the scenic route, we are located at the end of the world-renowned Great Ocean Road, home of the Twelve Apostles.

Warrnambool is one of the fastest growing centres in Regional Victoria - A city of commerce, social, health, education, arts and recreation services, Warrnambool offers a vibrant culture, set in a stunning landscape; with growing business, employment and educational opportunities – A lifestyle city.


About Council

Working with Council offers the opportunity to work with one of the largest service providers in the region. Our strong service culture is a hallmark of our organisation, underpinned by a diverse and talented group of staff.  We take a community first, whole of organisation approach in managing our services by working collaboratively and strategically when planning and delivering services for our community.


About the job

Warrnambool City Council is the Designated Area Representative (DAR) for the Great South Coast Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) Program.  Councils DAMA Coordinator is responsible for the management and broad oversight of the DAMA program including:

  • Endorsement of employers seeking to access a Labour Agreement and thereby employ an Overseas Worker.
  • Monitoring activities, including labour market patterns in the GSC region.
  • Providing support services for employers and visa holders involved in a labour agreement under the GSC DAMA program.
  • Reporting to the Government on the program.
  • Providing regular evaluation reports to the Government, partner Councils and the Great South Coast Group Executive.

The Benefits

This is a temporary full time position until 1 September 2023, with a current base salary of $90,756 per annum (pro-rata) exclusive of superannuation.


Council also offers a range of other benefits for its employees, including:

  • Ongoing training and development 
  • Discount to Council owned facilities
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long service leave (pro-rata) after 7 years


To Apply
To apply for this opportunity, please click ‘Apply Now’ on the Warrnambool City Council website and submit your Resume, Cover Letter and Responses to the Key Selection Criteria.
All applications are to be sent through to

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 12 August 2022.

If after reading the position description you have further questions please contact Stephen Hoy, Manager Economic Development & Events on 03 5559 4956 or

Please note, that all prospective Warrnambool City Council employees will be required to undertake a medical assessment. Council also completes a range of other pre-employment checks which include reference checks and a criminal history check. For more information about the recruitment process, please visit

Successful applicants must comply with Council’s COVID-19 vaccination policy which require employees to provide documentary evidence of their vaccination status before attending the workplace.


Warrnambool City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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