Australian banana growers have an exciting opportunity to access reliable, stable and cost-effective labour through the Australian Government’s Pacific Labour Scheme, while also helping our Pacific island neighbours.
The Pacific Labour Scheme is a demand-driven, employer-sponsored visa scheme open to eligible employers in rural and regional Australia when no workers are available locally. Under the Scheme, Pacific island workers can work in Australia for a minimum of one year and up to three years, complementing the nine-month Seasonal Worker Programme visa.
All workers undergo an extensive selection process. The Scheme covers citizens of Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, with Papua New Guinea also coming on board earlier this year.
To find out how to apply, please contact the Pacific Labour Facility on firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3557 7750.