When will the PALM scheme commence?
- Key PALM scheme reforms will be phased in starting from early April 2022.
- On 4 April, the Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations) Visa – Pacific Australia Labour Mobility stream will come into effect. This will create the new consolidated PALM scheme visa stream. It will extend visa validity for up to 4 years for long term placements and introduce the ability for seasonal workers to transfer into longer-term roles onshore where eligible.
- This will be followed by a new PALM scheme deed, employer guidelines and improved IT platform to be implemented in mid-2022.