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Regional Agriculture, Tourism and Hospitality Workers Travel and Accommodation Support Scheme

This is a preview of the Travel and Accommodation Support Application form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.
 

Applicants: Please note

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You need to be able to answer yes to the following questions to be considered eligible for funding under this program. If you are unsure or unable to answer yes, please contact workforce@dpird.wa.gov.au to discuss your situation.

Approved regional jobs under this program include:

Agricultural industries including:

  • On-farm planting, maintenance, harvest, grading or packing of crops.
  • Off-farm grading or packing of horticultural fresh produce (ie fruit/vegetables only. Does not include grain handling). 
  • On-farm breeding and caring of livestock (including shearing and aquaculture activities).
  • Time-critical primary food processing of fresh, perishable produce (ie fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs).
  • Commercial fishing on vessel, or onshore time-critical processing and packing of seafood.

Tourism and hospitality industries including:

  • preparation or delivery of food and or beverages to customers/guests such as wait staff, bar staff, barista, kitchen hand, cook, chef (including tourism accommodations and attractions, hospitality venues and visitor information centres)
  • cleaning, housekeeping or groundkeeping
  • administrative services such as receptionist, cashier, supervisor/manager, tourism information centre staff
  • tour operator or tourist attraction staff (including marine staff, deck hand, tour guide/driver)

Note: Tourism and hospitality businesses include, but are not limited to: hotels, hostels, resorts, caravan parks, B&B, Farmstay, restaurants, cafés, taverns, pubs, bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries, land/water/air tours, visitor information centres.

Confirmation of Eligibility

To be eligible you must be able to answer YES to ALL questions below and be eligible to work in Australia.

If you answer NO to any question or you are unsure about what the question means, please contact the Program Manager by email at workforce@dpird.wa.gov.au before proceeding with your application.

I have taken up employment in an eligible role in primary industry (on or after 9 September 2021) or hospitality or tourism (on or after 3 March 2022) * Required
I have worked for at least 2 consecutive weeks for the same employer in regional WA, or labour hire or contracting business. * Required
I have the right to work in Australia, as a citizen, permanent resident or valid visa holder. * Required
I am an Australian Citizen; or hold a valid work visa (including Working Holiday Visa subclass 417 or 462; or COVID-19 Pandemic Visa subclass 408). * Required
Please note that this scheme is not open to seasonal Worker Program or Pacific Labour Scheme subclass 403 visa holders

This is not my first application

Have you applied for any assistance under this program previously? * Required

This section is not applicable because of your response to questions:

  • "Have you applied for any assistance under this program previously?" on page 1
Have there been any changes to your employment and/or accommodation since your last application? * Required

Proof of working rights

For Australians, please upload at least one of the following: valid Passport, Birth Certificate or Extract, Citizenship Certificate, Certificate or other evidence of Resident Status.  (Please note that a drivers licence is NOT proof of your right to work).

For non-Australians (including New Zealanders), a copy of your valid Passport. Please note that your visa entitlement will be verified through the Department of Home Affairs to confirm you are eligible to apply under this Scheme.

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