International Seasonal Workers

​​Tasmanian agricultural businesses who are Approved Employers under the Australian Government’s Pacific Australian Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme can apply to the Australian Government to recruit experienced seasonal workers from some overseas locations to supplement the local workforce in critical harvest roles. ​

Approved Employers must demonstrate that they have already attempted to recruit locally and have a critical need for more workers. All Pacific and Timorese workers participating in the PALM scheme have the same workplace rights and protections as Australian workers. Approved Employers have a range of obligations for the health and wellbeing of their workers while in Australia, including providing appropriate accommodation, transport, access to community services and health care. 

If a recruitment proposal is approved by the Australian Government, Australian border entry conditions also apply – check the Australian Government’s​ website for the latest information. 

Refer to the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for guidance on acceptance of foreign vaccination certificates. 

If you are not an Approved Employer, consider approaching a labour hire company that is an Approved Employer ​to recruit workers on your behalf.