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MARA | The Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority

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The Office of the MARA is attached to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and administers the functions of the Migration Agents Registration Authority, which is set out in s316 of the Migration Act 1958 (the Act).

The Office commenced operations on 1 July 2009 and its key objectives are to ensure that:

The law requires that migration agents operating in Australia be registered with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

Agents registered with The Office of the MARA operate under a strict Code of Conduct. Click here to view the Code of Conduct and for more information on The Office of the MARA please visit, www.mara.com.au.

Also you may wish to read the The Office of the MARA booklet on Information on the Regulation of the Migration Advice Profession. It sets out information about the migration advice profession, the functions of the Authority, the legislation regulating the profession, what a client can reasonably expect from a migration agent and complaint procedures. Click here to download this booklet (.pdf).

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Registered to provide Australian Immigration Advice

The senior members of our Australian migration casework department are registered with MARA, which authorises them to provide Australian visa and immigration advice to potential migrants.

See below for a list of the department's registered agents

MARA registered agents
Agent name MARA Registration Number
Lauren Mennie
0955831
Leonie Cotton
0640573
Darren Chatt
0211214