Dairy Labour Agreement

Dairy Industry WA – Finding Skilled Dairy Farmers

Finding skilled dairy farmers

Are you a WA Dairy Farm looking for skilled workers? At Visa Go Australia we can help!

As a migration company, we help skilled workers migrate to Australia. We receive enquiries every day from skilled people wishing to emigrate. Moreover, we have the databases and contacts to bring you the best skilled dairy farmers. Our offices are in the UK and Western Australia.

At Visa Go Australia you can expect a personal and complete service. Unlike recruitment agents, we offer more affordable and tailored services. And the best part is we have an experienced migration agent to process all visa requirements for both employer and employee.

Finding skilled dairy farmers

How we can help you

Our migration agent Darren Chatt will guide you, the employer, through the required steps in sponsoring an overseas worker. Darren will help you set up as a business sponsor; this will enable you to sponsor skilled diary farmers.

Following this, Darren will work with the new employee to arrange their Australian visa. Once approved, your new dairy farmer can travel to Australia to begin working for you.

We also have resettlement companies which can help the employee with relocating to Australia. For example, pension transfer, money exchange, removals, pet shipping and more.

Visas for skilled dairy farmers

The Dairy Industry Labour Agreement lets you sponsor skilled overseas workers in the occupations of ‘Senior Dairy Cattle Farm Worker‘ and ‘Dairy Cattle Farm Operator’.

You can sponsor the worker for 1-4 years on a temporary basis and/or for permanent residency. The visa process will take approximately 4-6 months.

The visas you can sponsor the worker under include:

Finding skilled dairy farmers

Visa costs for the dairy farmer (employer)

The costs for the employer will vary depending on which visa you sponsor under, and how long the job is for. The costs for the employer are made up of:

  • Nomination fee
  • Skilling Australia Fund Levy
  • Standard Business Sponsorship

The visa lodgement fees can be paid by the employer or the employee. The applicant can include a spouse and children on their employer sponsored visa.

An example of the costs involved for our most recent dairy farm can be seen below.


AUD$ 2,690.00            Visa Lodgement Fee (per applicant over 18yo)
AUD$    420.00            Standard Business Sponsor Fee
AUD$    330.00            Nomination Fee
AUD$ 4,800.00            Skilling Australia Fund Levy (4 years x A$1,200)



AUD$ 1,500.00 + GST          Deposit (payable on commencement of application)
AUD$ 1,500.00 + GST          Second (payable on lodgement of SBS)
AUD$ 1,500.00 + GST          Final (payable for lodge of visa application)


AUD$ 13,190.00        OVERALL TOTAL COST

Please contact us directly for a tailored breakdown of costs for your business.

Visa requirements for the skilled worker

The skilled worker must have competent English language. Depending on their country of passport, they may be required to complete a recognised English Language test.

Secondly, the nominated employee needs to have a minimum of 1-3 years’ work experience in dairy farming.

There is no age limit for the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482). Depending on the region of your farm, applicants must be under 45 or 55 at time of applying for the 186 and 494 visa. For further details please contact us. Alternatively, you can view the Dairy industry labour agreement template (1477KB PDF).

Finding skilled dairy farmers

Is the employer sponsored visa for you?

If you’re an Australian employer looking to hire overseas workers, we can help. We will find you skilled workers and process all visa requirements.

Are you a skilled worker looking for employer sponsorship? Check out our latest jobs or email a copy of your CV to us today.

Contact us today to find out more on info@visagoaustralia.com

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Within weeks he had my partner visa submitted and now I have my permanent residency!
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Chris Lobb
Chris Lobb
23:35 19 Feb 22
Visa Go Australia are experts in their field.
My case officer, Sue, has been very professional and knowledgeable throughout the process providing great customer service, from providing the documents required to promptly replying to all queries.
So, to Darren, Kimberley and Sue, thank you all for your support to achieve my Visa.
Rosie Whitmarsh
Rosie Whitmarsh
09:38 16 Dec 21
Good and efficient services, clear information on what documents to provide and quick answers to my questions. Got two visas approved with Kimberleys help 😊.
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Lesley Botschuyver
03:09 17 Oct 21
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Rebecca Wolody
10:01 07 Oct 21
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Sam Hodson
Sam Hodson
11:11 17 Sep 21
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Mary Pegasiou
21:20 16 Sep 21
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Jacob Forrest
Jacob Forrest
14:06 20 Jul 21
My agent with Visa go was Kimberley Chatt. She was fantastic the whole way through. Always had very professional and prompt responses whenever I had a query. I felt like she went above and beyond to help me understand each step of the process. I now have my permanent partner visa in Australia and couldn't be happier. She turned what can often be a long arduous ordeal into a streamlined easy process. I would highly recommend this agency to anyone looking to immigrate to Australia. Thanks again Kimberley!
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Ross Findlay
09:00 25 Jan 21
My Husband and I used Visa Go Australia to support us through our Visa process. Our Visa advisor was Sue, Sue was great from start to finish, always so helpful and replied to our emails and calls so quickly.
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I highly recommend Visa Go Australia, we couldn't imagine trying to go through this process without Sues help and guidance. Samantha Mills
Samantha Mills
Samantha Mills
20:05 17 Dec 20
Visa Go provided an excellent service. They were professional, helpful and efficient throughout the visa process and Sue, my designated migration agent, always had words of encouragement to help deal with the tedium of the paperwork. I am a professional and I thought using a migration agent was probably unnecessary. I thought I could manage the paperwork process myself. However, it quickly became clear to me that an agent's assistance was very necessary. Visa Go's knowledge was invaluable and I have no hesitation in recommending their services.
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11:07 17 Dec 20
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Lisa Garside
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19:48 05 Dec 20
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John Docherty
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15:17 19 Aug 20
Visa Go Australia were integral in getting our visas granted, without them the whole process would have been so difficult for us to get everything right, they were always so happy to help no matter how silly the question. They split the process up in to manageable chunks and made sure that we were always ready for the next step which really minimised the stress of it all.
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Chaz Manning
Chaz Manning
20:16 19 Jul 20
Me and my partner Cynthia have successfully been granted our partner visa for Australia and could definitely not have done it without all of the never ending help from Sue. Any visa process is always stressful, yet they helped so much with any problems we had along the way. I can't recommend this company enough! If you're worried about applying for a visa, you can rest assured that with their experience and knowledge, partnered with how lovely they always are even with the smallest of questions that you will be having your visa granted in no time with minimal stress!
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Jonas Forshaw
Jonas Forshaw
12:02 27 Jun 20
We were recently granted a PR Visa and the work that Sue puts in in the background is commendable. Darren and Sue have been great to work with over the last 2 years and we were kept up to date the whole way.
I would highly recommend anyone applying for a visa to do it through them.
They made sure we had all the information at every step of they way and nothing was ever a problem if I called or emailed.
Thank you so much to all of the team!
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Victoria Pullinger
Victoria Pullinger
09:12 31 May 20
I can not recommend these enough, was with us all the way, even when things got frustrating, no fault of the company, just how long the process takes. You do have to be patient and understand they have to wait on the migration department. It is worth using an agent. They completed a PMV300 for us and are now doing the next stage. It really does unburden a lot of stress during what is a stressful time. Even long after I was given advice and guidance when the job had already been completed. Honest, reliable and understanding. Thank you and keep well all. Marie & Jodie
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Marie Curly-Locks
23:10 14 May 20
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