Finding workers for your business

Call the business hotline

Businesses seeking assistance with finding seasonal workers can call the Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme (PALM)

The Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme (PALM) 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 seasonal jobs for up to 9 months or for longer-term roles for between one and four 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.

Page last updated: 28 Jul 2023