If you have ever thought about moving to Australia, you are in luck because it has just gotten easier: Down Under has opened 117 job postings for foreigners who want to work and live in the country’s Northern Territory.

The Australian Government launched the second phase of the Designation Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) at the start of this year to address the shortage of occupations and population numbers in the Northern Territory and the Warrnambool regions of the nation.

DAMA II offers foreigners a path towards permanent residency in Australia under the condition that they work in the region for at least three years.

Applicants will have to undergo several tests, including an English aptitude exam, and must posses the necessary qualifications for the job before they can be considered for available positions.

The Northern Territory Chief Minister, Michale Gunner, is hopeful that migrant workers will choose to remain in the region even after the three-year period so that the area will have more skilled and consistent workers, according to a release issued by the Northern Territory government.

A Community Survey conducted by StatsSA in 2016 recorded that an estimated 178 700 South Africans were living in Australia.

Gunner hopes that the DAMA II will positively affect the country.

“More people means more jobs and a stronger economy, which means better schools, better hospitals and more police,” he says.

The application process for the positions on offer is available here.

Here is a list of the 117 occupations currently available for foreigners: 


Accountant (General)
Accounts Clerk
Aeroplane Pilot
Aged or Disabled Carer
Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
Aquaculture Farmer
Automotive Electrician
Bar Attendant Supervisor
Beauty Therapist
Beef Cattle Farmer
Bus Driver
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
Cafe or Restaurant Manager
Chief Executive or Managing Director
Child Care Centre Manager
Child Care Worker
Civil Engineering Technician
Community Worker
Conference and Event Organiser
Cook (includes Ethnic Cuisine)
Crowd Controller
Customer Service Manager
Deck Hand
Dental Assistant
Diesel Motor Mechanic
Disabilities Services Officer
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
Earth Science Technician
Earthmoving Plant Operator (General)
Electrical Linesworker
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)
Excavator Operator
Facilities Manager
Family Day Care Worker
Family Support Worker
Fitter (General)
Fitter and Turner
Floor Finisher
Flying Instructor
Forklift Driver
Fruit or Nut Grower
Gaming Worker
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager
Hardware Technician
Hotel or Motel Manager
Hotel or Motel Receptionist
Hotel Service Manager
ICT Customer Support Officer
ICT Support Technicians nec
Landscape Gardener
Licensed Club Manager
Management Accountant
Marketing Specialist
Metal Fabricator
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
Mixed Crop Farmer
Mixed Livestock Farmer
Motor Mechanic (General)
Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson
Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General)
Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter
Motorcycle Mechanic
Nursing Support Worker
Office Manager
Out of School Hours Care Worker
Personal Care Assistant
Pharmacy Technician
Plumber (General)
Pressure Welder
Program or Project Administrator
Property Manager
Recreation Officer
Residential Care Worker
Retail Manager (General)
Retail Supervisor
Sales and Marketing Manager
Sheetmetal Trades Worker
Ship’s Engineer
Ship’s Master
Small Engine Mechanic
Sound Technician
Supply and Distribution Manager
Taxation Accountant
Telecommunications Cable Jointer
Telecommunications Linesworker
Telecommunications Technician
Therapy Aide
Tour Guide
Truck Driver (General)
Vegetable Grower
Vehicle Painter
Veterinary Nurse
Waiter Supervisor
Waste Water or Water Plant Operator
Web Administrator
Web Designer
Welder (First Class)
Welfare Worker
Youth Worker


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