Australian Government expands the Seasonal Worker Programme into the tourism sector in Northern Australia.

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On 6 May 2016, the Australian Government announced the commencement of a tourism pilot under the Seasonal Worker Programme, specifically for Northern Australia. This pilot is one of the workforce measures announced as part of the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia. This builds on the current operation of the programme in the accommodation sector in selected locations in Australia.

Approved employers will be eligible to place seasonal workers in a range of tourism occupations in Northern Australia. The tourism pilot will help businesses in the tourism industry overcome seasonal labour shortages, providing an alternative source of reliable workers for employers who cannot find enough local Australian workers to meet their needs.

Please refer to the Media Release and Fact Sheet for more information.