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Some Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme workers are incurring large debts after providing personal information and bank details to access cash. 

This information has been developed for workers and employers with advice and…

This factsheet is designed to support Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme employers to meet
the eligibility criteria for conditional approval of an accommodation plan.

This document explains a PALM scheme employers' requirement (under the PALM scheme deed and guidelines) to offer the minimum net pay guarantee and minimum hour requirements to all PALM scheme workers.

The document also includes scenarios to…

From 1 January 2024, employers have been required to offer 30 hours of work per week, averaged over 4 weeks, for all existing and new short-term recruitments. This requirement was due to end on 1 July 2024. The government has decided to…

This factsheet provides PALM scheme employers with guidance on notifying the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations of a force majeure event and seeking a suspension of obligations due to the impacts of an event. 

On 10 May 2024, Air Vanuatu entered voluntary liquidation after suddenly cancelling dozens of its international flights. This document has been developed to support any impacted Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme employers, workers…

This factsheet provides support tools and resources in Australia for PALM scheme workers who may experience gambling and poker machine (the pokies) harm. 

The Bureau of Meteorology (bom.gov.au) is predicting Tropical Low 05U is likely to impact the Queensland coast this week as a tropical cyclone. This list of questions has been developed to support Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme…

This factsheet provides interim arrangements for the practical application of standdown settings in the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme deed and guidelines. 

This document outlines support available to Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme employers affected by flooding following ex-tropical cyclone Jasper in Queensland in December 2023.

An adverse weather event is currently underway in far north Queensland (FNQ) due to the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Jasper. Heavy rainfall in the Barron River catchment area has led to significant flooding that has impacted many residents in the…

This guide provides information to assist PALM scheme employers with the development of a welfare and wellbeing plan. 

These frequently asked questions explain changes to fixed term contracts in relation to the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme. For further information on fixed term contracts please refer to the…

These resources are to help workers and employers understand the restrictions and laws around bringing betel nut into Australia.

There is a separate worker and employer resource. The worker resource is available in English and all 10…