How To Recruit

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All recruitment in PNG runs through district or provincial administrations. We work closely with Members of Parliament and their administrations to ensure the best workers are selected to work in Australia.

Employers from Australia and New Zealand must first register with their relevant agencies to become approved employers for the programs. 

In Australia, for the Pacific Labour Scheme you can contact More information about becoming an approved employer is here.

To join the Seasonal Worker Programme you can fill in the application form here.

Once you have become an approved employer, you can contact us about your labour needs at or

How do I select my workers?

The LMU runs a rigorous selection program in partnership with district and provincial centres around Papua New Guinea. We do this to make sure our workers are the best workers for your job.

We take care to match our workers with jobs that will give them work satisfaction and help them build new skills they can use at home. We take our farm workers from well-known agricultural areas; we take our hospitality workers from the best hotel chains in Papua New Guinea. Our chefs have trained at the APTC School of Cookery and have worked in restaurants and commercial kitchens; our heavy industry workers have been trained in mining and related industries. 


We collaborate with district and provincial administrations to take workers from farming communities in rural areas known for their high-quality produce. We take farmers from where the hard work is done - and by working on your farms, they return with skills and knowledge that benefit their entire community. We have a diverse agriculture industry here, including aquaculture and fisheries, honey production, asian greens and european vegetables, apples, strawberries, citrus fruits, berries, melons, avocados and mangoes.

We are looking to bring mine-related industry personnel into the Pacific Labour Scheme. With PNG's vast resources and combination of energy and minerals, we have experienced personnel who can be recruited for mining industry and related work in Australia.

Which program is right for me?

Employers have a choice of programs in Australia so they can choose the arrangements that suit them best. We have created a factsheet that compares the Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme.

Click on this button to download a flyer comparing the Pacific Labour Scheme and the Seasonal Worker Programme.