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Dairy Industry – Finding Skilled Dairy Farmers
Finding skilled dairy farmers
Are you a 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.
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:
- Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)
- Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) after a three year transition period
- Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 494)
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$ 2,770.00 Visa Lodgement Fee (per applicant over 18yo)
AUD$ 330.00 Nomination Fee
AUD$ 4,800.00 Skilling Australia Fund Levy (4 years x A$1,200)
AUD$ 7,900.00 TOTAL VISA APPLICATION COSTS
VISA GO AUSTRALIA PROFESSIONAL FEE
AUD$ 4,000.00 + GST To process Dairy Industry Labour Agreement
AUD$ 1,000.00 + GST Payable on Lodgement of Nomination
AUD$ 1,000.00 + GST Payable for Lodgement of Visa
AUD$ 6,000.00 + GST TOTAL PROFESSIONAL FEES
AUD$13,900.00 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).
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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.
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Darren always took the time to answer any questions and help me through the process.
Within weeks he had my partner visa submitted and now I have my permanent residency!
I couldn’t thank Darren and the team enough 👍
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.
Our visa process took 11 months (as expected for the visa we applied for) and Sue kept us on track and up to date all the time, extremely organised and always happy to help and provide us with her support.
I highly recommend Visa Go Australia, we couldn't imagine trying to go through this process without Sues help and guidance. Samantha Mills
Can't thank Darren and Kimberley enough.
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Thank so much for all your help!
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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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