The Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme allows eligible Australian businesses to hire workers from 9 Pacific islands and Timor-Leste when there are not enough local workers available.

 Through the PALM scheme, eligible businesses can recruit workers for short-term jobs for up to 9 months or long-term roles for between one and 4 years in unskilled, low-skilled and semi-skilled positions.

The PALM scheme helps to fill labour gaps in rural and regional Australia and nationally for agriculture and select agriculture-related food product manufacturing sectors by offering employers access to a pool of reliable, productive workers. It also allows Pacific and Timor-Leste workers to take up jobs in Australia, develop their skills and send income home.

Check out the PALM Scheme website for the latest information

    PALM Scheme Approved Employer Deed and Guidelines

      Optimising the PALM scheme delivery in Australia

        For more information contact the Chamber NT's dedicated Industry Liaisor:
        Ronan Mackey 
        Workforce Development Manager 
        Mobile: 0487 777 433
        Email: [email protected]