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Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands women wearing decorative flower garlands

Halo!

 

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

Factsheet: Solomon Islands at a glance [PDF 3.2 MB]

Why recruit workers from Solomon Islands?

Workers from Solomon Islands are skilled in agriculture and horticulture, hospitality, tourism and health services work.

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 registered as a Seasonal Worker Programme employer, Pacific Labour Scheme employer, or both. Otherwise, they must recruit workers through a labour hire firm or contractor that is a PALM scheme employer.

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 (20452), email (lmu@mfaet.gov.sb) 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 citizens can call (+677 212 50), (+677 202 51), call the support service on (20452), email (lmu@mfaet.gov.sb) or visit the office at Ground Floor, Anthony Saru Building, Point Cruz.

No payments or gifts are required to join the PALM scheme. Costs may be incurred for flights and other expenses once successful applicants have been placed in jobs in Australia. These costs are paid up front by the employer and reimbursed later by the worker once they start earning a wage.