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Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands women wearing decorative flower garlands



Solomon Islands is an archipelagic state situated in the south-west Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,000 km to the northeast of Australia.

It has a land mass of 28,400 km², extending over nearly 1000 islands made up of 9 main island groups.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands country fact sheet

Why recruit workers from Solomon Islands?

Workers from Solomon Islands are skilled in agriculture and horticulture, hospitality, tourism and health services work, as well as a range of other industries.

Solomon Islanders have a positive reputation for being physically strong, motivated, resilient and quick to learn.

Employers are supported by a proactive Labour Mobility Unit (LMU) in the capital, Honiara, that works alongside employers to meet their staffing needs and provide support to them and their workers. 

How to recruit workers from Solomon Islands

To recruit workers from Solomon Islands under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme, an Australian employer must be approved as a PALM scheme employer.

Alternatively, an employer may wish to engage workers through a PALM scheme approved labour hire company

Find out more about becoming a PALM scheme employer.

PALM scheme employers can recruit Solomon Islands workers through the Solomon Islands LMU work-ready pool.  

For more information, call (+677 212 50), (+677 202 51), call the support service on (+677 204 52), email ( or visit the office at Ground Floor, Anthony Saru Building, Point Cruz.

How to join the PALM scheme as a worker 

A Solomon Islands worker picking mangoes

Citizens of participating countries must apply to join the PALM scheme through the labour sending unit in their country.

Solomon Islands is processing existing applications from 2021 and will not be accepting new applications until this is complete. Please contact the LMU for more information by phone on (+677 212 50), (+677 202 51), call the support service on (20452), email ( or visit the office at Ground Floor, Anthony Saru Building, Point Cruz.

You do not need to pay or give gifts to anyone to join the PALM scheme. If you have been offered a job in the PALM scheme, your employer will pay for your flights and some other costs up front so you can travel to Australia. You will need to gradually repay your employer for these costs once you start earning a wage.