Participating countries and contact points

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Click image to enlargeMap of countries participating in the Seasonal Workers Programme

Participating countries contact points

Residents from participating countries who would like to become a seasonal worker should direct their enquiries to their local contacts listed below.

The contact information can also assist potential and current approved employers decide which country to recruit from.

Fiji

Flag of Fiji

Fiji is an independent country lying on the border between the Polynesian and Melanesian regions of the Pacific. After Papua New Guinea, Fiji is the most populous Pacific island country and hosts a number of regional and international organisations. Suva, the capital of Fiji, is four and a half hours flying time north-east of Sydney. For more information on Fiji, please visit the DFAT website.

Contact Information:

Recruitment Method(s):

Work –Ready Pool

Kiribati

Flag of Kiribati

The Republic of Kiribati, pronounced Kiri-bas, is an independent country comprising of 33 atolls in three main groups running 4,000 kilometres along the equator. As a result, Kiribati’s Exclusive Economic Zone is the largest in Micronesia and one of the largest in the Pacific. For more information on the Republic of Kiribati, please visit the DFAT website.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Tekotaake Keariki
  • Title/Position: Senior Labour Officer
  • Department: Employment Unit
  • Email Address: tkeariki@labour.gov.ki
  • Phone Number: +686 21097 & 73006288
  • Website: www.labour.gov.ki
  • Generic Inbox: kiribatiemploymentsolutions@labour.gov.ki

Recruitment Method(s):

Work –Ready Pool

Direct Recruitment

Nauru

Flag of Nauru

The Republic of Nauru is one of the world's smallest independent, democratic states. Nauru is an island republic in the Pacific Ocean, 42 kilometres south of the Equator and 4,000 kilometres north-east of Sydney. A raised, fossilised coral atoll, Nauru is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean – the other two being Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Makatea in French Polynesia. Nauru has a total land area of 21 square kilometres. For more information on the Republic of Nauru, please visit the DFAT website.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Mrs Ruth Dowiyogo
  • Title: Manager, Seasonal Work Unit
  • Department: Department of Foreign and Trade, Nauru
  • Phone Number: +674 557 3170

Recruitment Method(s):

Work –Ready Pool

Papua New Guinea

Flag of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a constitutional monarchy and Australia’s closest neighbour, with less than four kilometres separating it from Australia at the nearest point. Its capital, Port Moresby, is about an hour’s flying time from Cairns. Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, with over 800 languages and hundreds of indigenous ethnic groups. For more information on Papua New Guinea, please visit the DFAT website.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Mr David L Haro
  • Title: Manager, National Employment Services
  • Department: Department of Labour & industrial Relations
  • Phone Number: +675 325 2022, 325 0414 (switch)
  • Direct line: +675 325 4593
  • Email Addresstevitaharo@gmail.com
  • Website: www.pngworkers4u.com 

Recruitment Method(s):

Work –Ready Pool

Samoa

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Samoa was the first former territory in the Pacific to become independent, in 1962. Consisting of seven volcanic islands, Samoa lies to the north-east of Fiji and east of the international dateline. Its Polynesian traditions remain a central force in Samoan life. For more information on the Samoa, please visit the DFAT website.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Venus Tupai
  • Title: Principal SEU Official
  • Department: Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour
  • Phone Number: +685 20048 
  • Email Addressvenus.tupai@mcil.gov.ws

Recruitment Method(s):

Work –Ready Pool
Direct Recruitment

Solomon Islands

Flag of the Soloman Islands

The Solomon Islands is an archipelagic state situated in the south-west Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,000 kilometres to the north-east of Australia. Its land mass of 28,400 km² extends over nearly 1,000 islands comprising of nine main island groups. For more information on the Solomon Islands, please visit the DFAT website.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Mr Jack Waneoroa
  • Title: Chief Trade Officer
  • Department: Labour Mobility Unit
  • Phone Number: +677 21250
  • Email Address: Jack.Waneoroa@mfaet.gov.sb

Recruitment Method(s):

Work –Ready Pool
Agent Recruitment

Timor-Leste

Flag of Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is situated on the island of Timor, approximately 700 kilometers north-west of Darwin. The capital of Timor-Leste is Dili. Timor-Leste and Australia have a close relationship based on proximity, history and people-to-people links. Timor-Leste has a population of around 1.2 million. The official languages of Timor-Leste are Tetum and Portuguese, while English and Indonesian are working languages.

For more information on Timor-Leste, please visit the  DFAT website.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Fidelio Rodrigues Verdial
  • Title: Technical Assistant
  • Department: Overseas Employment Office
  • Email Addressfidelioverdial@yahoo.com
  • Phone Number:  +670 781 22 537

Recruitment Method(s):

Work – Ready Pool

Tonga

Flag of Tonga

Tonga lies to the south of Samoa, southeast of Fiji and north of New Zealand. The Tongan archipelago is comprised of 176 islands, 36 of which are inhabited by a population of approximately 103,000. The islands are divided into four main groups – Tongatapu, Ha'apai and Vava'u and the Niuas. The capital Nuku'alofa is located on the main island of Tongatapu. For more information on Tonga, please visit the DFAT website.

Contact Information:

Recruitment Method(s):

Work–Ready Pool
Direct Recruitment

Tuvalu

Flag of Tuvalu

Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is located midway between Hawaii and Australia in the South Pacific Ocean. It comprises of nine islands (four reef islands and five coral atolls). Tuvalu has a population of approximately 11,000 people, with about half living on the atoll of Funafuti, which is the capital. For more information on Tuvalu, please visit the DFAT website.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Meafou Brian
  • Title: Labour Officer
  • Department: Department of Labour
  • Phone Number: +688 20117
  • Email Addressmeafou.brian@gmail.com

Recruitment Method(s):

Work –Ready Pool

Vanuatu

Flag of Vanuatu

Vanuatu is an archipelagic nation of 83 islands, extending over 1,000 kilometres in a north-south direction between the equator and the tropic of Capricorn. It lies some 2,000 kilometres to the north-east of Brisbane in the Coral Sea, at similar latitudes to Cairns in North Queensland. Port Vila, on the island of Efate, is the capital. For more information on Vanuatu, please visit the DFAT website.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Julie Rereman
  • Position: Senior Labour Officer, Employment Service Unit
  • Department: Department of Labour and Employment Services
  • Phone Number: 678 7711776/678 33135
  • Email address: jrereman@vanuatu.gov.vu

Recruitment Method(s):

Work –Ready Pool
Direct Recruitment
Agent Recruitment

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Implementation Arrangements (IAs)

The Implementation Arrangements are referred in the MoU and provide more specific commitments by Australia and the MoU signatories relating to labour sending and receiving arrangements. The IA’s outline recruitment methods, programme eligibility, visa eligibility requirements, employment arrangements, briefings, monitoring and compliance, and capacity building for participating countries.