Director/Migration Agent #0532545
That moment when you are able to tell someone their visa has been approved – they can start their dream life in Australia, its so uplifting.
My Australian story began aged 7, my parents got Australian visas. I had my gold kangaroo pin and Australian dreams; but my parents decided not to move! I was devastated and vowed then that one day I would go to Australia.
20 years later on a holiday here with my wife Ger, a chance meeting with a migration agent and the resulting permanent residence changed the course of our lives.
Through voluntary social justice work I got to visit many detainees at the infamous Villawood Detention Centre, it was meeting people there advocating for detainees that inspired me to become a migration agent.
Arrive Australia has been helping people since 2001, Narelle and I became business partners, taking over the Arrive Australia firm in 2006. A lot has changed since then. Immigration law becomes tougher every year, constantly challenging; but we keep helping people to find their way.
For me, Australia is the best place. It is a fantastic feeling to help others realise their dream of living here and change their lives.