Meet the Team

Meet Our Team of Registered Migration Agents

Migration Agent Mathew Perich

Mathew Perich, LLB(hon)

Director of This Is Australia & Senior Registered Migration Agent 0214517

Mathew Perich is the Principal, senior registered migration agent and founder of This Is Australia. Mathew has vast experience in all aspects of migration law and policy and is well renowned among migration colleagues and the Department of Home Affairs.

He has managed thousands of migration applications, which has resulted in thousands of satisfied clients. His ample knowledge has added tremendous value to the firm’s success and development. For these reasons, This Is Australia now acts for, and is on the panel for many national and multi-national corporate enterprises.

Mathew holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honors and is a Registered Australian migration agent. He is also a member of the Migration Institute of Australia. Mathew also regularly writes news updates and legal briefs and delivers internal seminars on a broad range of topics associated with the migration industry. He has also lectured immigration law at Bond University, Faculty of Law.

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Migration Agents
Registration Number
0214517
 Migration Agent Anthony Perich

Anthony Perich

Principal Migration Lawyer and Notary Public for our affiliate TIA Lawyers (www.tia.com.au)

Anthony Perich is a senior and principal migration lawyer for our affiliate, TIA Lawyers.

TIA Lawyers is a dynamic migration, finance and commercial law firm on the Gold Coast. He is a Notary Public for national and international transactions and his legal seal is endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Prior to starting his own practice, TIA Lawyers, Anthony was employed for many years with two highly regarded law firms – a multinational top-tier law firm where he was appointed an Associate and, earlier in his career, a lawyer for a highly regarded commercial law firm in Sydney.

Anthony heads for TIA Lawyers a very successful and large business visa section and handles migration applications for a vast range of visa subclasses and represents migrants and sponsoring corporations in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Anthony has advised companies such as ANZ, NAB, St George, Bankwest, Carla Zampatti, Shuffle Master and other national and international corporations.

Anthony is also a Registered Migration Advisor for New Zealand. Anthony has ample knowledge on most New Zealand visas. His predominant focus is on Skilled Migrant Category Visas (points test based); Essential Skills – Work Visas; Talent (Accredited Employer) Visas, Specific Purpose Work Visas and family related visas, including Partner, Retirement and Parent Visas.

Anthony is a migration lawyer and works for our affiliate, TIA Lawyers, www.tia.com.au.

All matters handled by Anthony are through our affiliate, TIA Lawyers. If you seek the legal services of Anthony, please visit www.tia.com.au, or email admin@tia.com.au or call TIA Lawyers' friendly staff on 07 5535 3066 to make an appointment.

Migration Agent Martin Szilvassy

Martin Szilvassy

Senior Consultant & Registered Migration Agent 0637125

Martin Szilvassy is one of This Is Australia’s longest serving consultants assisting clients of the firm since 2005. Prior to commencing as a consultant for This Is Australia, Martin was employed as an operations manager for a well-known franchise in Australia and gained over 8 years’ experience in managing teams.

Martin is the team leader of the skilled migration section and also handles applications for other migration category visas. Martin also assists clients with various complex matters such as ‘Notice of Intention to Consider Cancellation’ (NOICC) and similar.

Martin has successfully assisted migrants from all over the world with their migration matters to Australia and continues to receive high praise from clients.

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Migration Agents
Registration Number

0637125

Migration Agent Ernie Hu

Ernie Hu

Senior Associate Migration Lawyer for our affiliate TIA Lawyers (www.tia.com.au)

Ernie Hu holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Bond University where he was also awarded with the First in Class achievement for Immigration Law. Despite experience with property, leasing and commercial law early in his legal career, his keen interest in helping migrants - like he once was in 1995 - has led him to practice exclusively in migration law.

Ernie primarily focuses on complex migration matters such as character/integrity waivers, family violence provisions, health waivers, sponsorship monitoring, Administrative Appeals Tribunal applications and Ministerial Intervention requests across all visa subclasses.

Ernie is a migration lawyer and works for our affiliate, TIA Lawyers, www.tia.com.au.

All matters handled by Ernie are through our affiliate, TIA Lawyers. If you seek the legal services of Ernie, please visit www.tia.com.au, or email admin@tia.com.au or call TIA Lawyers' friendly staff on 07 5535 3066 to make an appointment.

Migration Agent Sookyie Leong

Sookyi Leong

Associate Migration Lawyer for our affiliate TIA Lawyers (www.tia.com.au)

Sookyi has obtained a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from Griffith University and has been with the firm since 2012.

Having migrated from Malaysia to Australia, Sookyi has firsthand experience of the migration process which eventually developed into a keen interest in immigration law. She is passionate about assisting clients who would like to one day call Australia their home. Sookyi works on Student and Partner visa matters.

Sookyi is a migration lawyer and works for our affiliate, TIA Lawyers, www.tia.com.au.

All matters handled by Sookyi are through our affiliate, TIA Lawyers. If you seek the legal services of Sookyi, please visit www.tia.com.au, or email admin@tia.com.au or call TIA Lawyers' friendly staff on 07 5535 3066 to make an appointment.

Migration Agent Stuart Eley

Stuart Eley

Registered Migration Agent 1910976

Stuart has graduated from Victoria University with a Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and successful completion of the Migration Capstone Exams. Stuart has been with This Is Australia since August 2012, initially as the Client Service Manager until becoming a Registered Migration Agent. Stuart’s primary area of knowledge and expertise is with the employer sponsored visa pathways, specifically subclass 482, 186 and 494, and DAMA agreements.

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Migration Agents
Registration Number

1910976

Steve Rungassamy Records Manager

Steve Rungassamy

Records Manager & Qualified Education Agent: QEACD260

Steve has been with This Is Australia since 2008, he initially held the position of Qualified Education Agent advising and assisting international students. Steve has a background in the banking industry where record keeping and accuracy is crucial. Utilising these skills, Steve now assists with the work visa section specifically with 482, 186 and 494 Visa applications.

Steve continues to be an integral part of the success of our work visa section ensuring accurate records management and deadline tracking.

Gary Du Chateau Director of Australia Student Recruitment

Gary Du Chateau

Director of Australia Student Recruitment (ASR) & Qualified Education Agent: QEACC126

Gary Du Chateau has a long association with the International Student Market in Australia.

He regularly gives advice on courses at universities and vocational schools and counsels students on employment outcomes with their study. With his association to private business he has been able to place many students in vocational workplace roles which has greatly boosted their employment outcomes.

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