If you are recruiting workers for a role in Queenstown, the labour market test process may be a bit different.

For roles with an ANZSCO skill level of 4-5, employers normally have to contact Work and Income to ensure there are no suitable New Zealanders available for the role. There is a list of roles in Queenstown that are exempt from this process. If your role is on this list you do not need to contact Work and Income, but you will need to provide evidence with the Work Visa application that you have advertised the role.

For roles with an ANZSCO Skill level of 1-3, you need to advertise as usual before supporting a work visa application.

Queenstown Employer Guide PDF 340KB

Queenstown Lakes District occupation exemption list

Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)