Providing you with well considered migration pathways to Australia


Since 2009, Catherine Coleman has been assisting clients with visa services to Australia.  She has proven success in all areas of migration law and can assist you with all of your visa needs.


Catherine Coleman Immigration Lawyers offers caring, consistent, patient and professional advice and services, giving each new case our undivided attention whilst walking you through each step of the process.

With Catherine Coleman Immigration Lawyers, you can know that we will stand by you until the end of your migration journey.  We are a new kind of law firm in a challenging and constantly changing market, where we help our clients overcome their most complex legal issues, whether you are in Australia or overseas.

Catherine Coleman holds a current Principal Practising Certificate with the Queensland Law Society, so you can be confident knowing we will uphold the highest standards of care when working with you throughout your journey.

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Immigration Services


Experience.      Intuition.      Commitment.      Non-judgmental.


' No matter what type of immigration legal support you’re looking for, we have the resources and expertise to help. See our services below '

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Advice and assistance with all Partner visa pathways including

- Prospective Marriage visas (300)

- De facto visas subclass (820/309)

- Married partner visas (subclasses 820/309)

- Permanent partner visas (after you meet the   qualifying periods) (subclasses 100/801)  

- New Zealand Citizen Family visas (461)

- Waivers

- Visitor visas

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Advice and assistance with all Student and Graduate visa pathways including

- Student visas (500)
- Student visa extensions
- Student Guardian Visas (590)
- Skilled Graduate (Temporary) visas (485)
- Training visas (407)
- Genuine Temporary Entrant/student statements
- Subsequent entrants
- Assistance with course selection and enrolment

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Advice and assistance with Child visa pathways including

- Child visas (101) offshore

- Child visas (802) onshore

- Adoption visas (102)

- Orphan Relative visas (117 & 837)

- Dependent child visas (445) for children           of parents awaiting an outcome on their   partner visa subclass 801/100 

Advice and assistance with all Parent visa pathways including

- Contributory Parent visas (173 & 143)
- Contributory Aged Parent visas (864)
- Aged Parent visas (804)
- Sponsored Parent Temporary Visas (870)  
- Visitor visas

Advice and assistance for all your Visitor visa needs including

- Visitor visa

- Electronic Visitor visas

- Family sponsored visitor visas

- Business Visitor visas

- Work and Holiday visas (462)

- Working Holiday visas (417)

- Invitations

- Genuine Temporary Entrant requirements

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Miscellaneous visa pathways including

- NZ citizen - Special Category visas (444)

- Remaining Relative visas (115 & 835)

- Carer visas (836 & 116)

- Resident Return visas (155 & 157)

- Humanitarian visas (202) offshore

- Protection visas (866) onshore

- Medical Treatment visas (602)

- Bridging visas (A, B, C, D, E)

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Other visa related services

- Citizenship

- Health waivers

- Character waivers

- Additions to your visa

- Adverse information received by Immigration   (Department of Home Affairs)

- Visa refusals

- Cancellations

Advice and assistance with appeals including

- Reviews to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

- Ministerial Intervention

- Judicial Review (Federal Circuit Court)

- Submissions

- Expert opinion

- Expert witness for court matters

- Attendances

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Advice and assistance with all Business and Investor visa pathways including

- Business Innovation and Investment (188 & 888)

- Business Owner (890)

- Distinguished Talent (124 & 858)

- Business Talent (132)

a)  Significant Business History Stream

b)  Venture Capital Entrepreneur Stream             

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Advice and assistance with all employer sponsorship requirements including

- Temporary Skills Shortage visas (482)

- Employer Nomination Scheme visas (186)

- Regional Nominated visas (494)

- Training visas (407)

- Temp work (short stay specialist) visas (400)

- Standard Business Sponsorships

- Temporary Activities Sponsorships

- Labour Agreements

- Business Monitoring

- Labour Market Testing & Market Salary

- Training plans

- Adding family members

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Advice and assistance with all Skilled migration pathways including

- Skilled Independent visas (189)

- Skilled Sponsored visas (190)

- Regional Sponsorship visas (491)

- Subsequent Entrants / adding family members


Catherine Coleman LLB

Principal Lawyer and Former Migration Agent​


Catherine Coleman is an experienced and professional Immigration Lawyer, practicing in Immigration law since 2009.


Catherine's passion about Immigration law is evident by her ability to seek out solutions and plan pathways for your future in Australia and she can assist you with all areas of migration including visa applications, submissions, cancellations, Ministerial Interventions and reviews to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court.​


Catherine completed a Bachelor of Laws and BA Psychology at Griffith University on the Gold Coast where she grew up.

Catherine is an Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and has helped upwards of 400 families agree on care arrangements for their children over her career.

Registrations | Certifications

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland - 2007

  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

  • Immigration Legal Practitioner No. 5511200

  • Formerly a Registered Migration Agent 0961462 with the Migration Agents Regulation Authority, Australia (prior to the deregulation of lawyers from the OMARA that took effect from 22 March 2021)

  • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner R1002771 - Attorney General's Department, Australian Government.


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Get in Touch


(07) 3181 5538


Northern Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

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ABN  57 518 160 591

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"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscious and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." 

-United Nations, Charter, 1945.


' In the spirit of reconciliation Catherine Coleman Immigration Lawyers acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today. '