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Rebecca Macmillan


Registered Migration Agent - Cairns

Areas of Expertise

Immigration Law


Rebecca is a Registered Migration Agent with over 10 years’ experience specialising in Australian migration law.
Rebecca works with Australian and overseas business to obtain Australian work visas for skilled professionals. She also provides guidance and support to businesses in relation to migration compliance and record keeping . 

In addition, Rebecca assists individuals wishing to migrate to Australia under the skilled migration program, or family members of Australian citizens and permanent residents. She has also assisted sporting clubs sponsor elite sports professionals.
Rebecca works with clients both in Australia and overseas. 


Rebecca has assisted clients in the following areas:

  • temporary and permanent employer sponsorship (including regional employment)
  • skilled independent and skilled nominated visas
  • visas for elite sports professionals
  • business and investment visas
  • visas for family – partners, parents and family of New Zealand citizens
  • resident Return Visas
  • Australian citizenship
  • health waiver submissions
  • character submissions
  • responding to notices of intention to cancel or refuse a visa.


13 October 2020 - Knowledge

What the 2020-21 federal budget means for immigration

#Immigration Law, #COVID-19

We summarise the key immigration announcements from the recent federal budget.

22 September 2020 - Knowledge

COVID-19 concessions for temporary and provisional visa applicants

#Immigration Law, #COVID-19

The Australian Government has introduced a number of concessions, including extended stay and offshore applications, for certain visa applicants affected by the current travel restrictions.

17 September 2020 - Knowledge

The Australian citizenship test is changing

#Immigration Law

The Australian government has announced it will add five new questions on Australian values to the Australian citizenship test from 15 November 2020.

09 September 2020 - Knowledge

New labour market testing requirement for employers

#Immigration Law, #COVID-19

We look at the upcoming important changes to the labour market testing requirement for temporary and permanent employer sponsored visa applications lodged on or after 1 October 2020.

08 September 2020 - Knowledge

Expansion of the COVID-19 pandemic event visa for Australia’s critical industries

#Immigration Law, #COVID-19

People with relevant skills and qualifications in aged care can now apply for the Australian Government’s pandemic event visa regardless of whether their substantive visa has work rights.

08 July 2020 - Knowledge

A rundown of the Global Talent Independent Program

#Immigration Law, #COVID-19

The new GTI program is designed to attract skilled migrants in the top future-focused sectors to Australia. We review the program and discuss who can apply and how.

31 March 2020 - Knowledge

The new Horticulture Labour Industry Agreement – who it is for and how to apply?

#Immigration Law

Three months into the new agreement, the application template is now available. We look at which temporary visa holders are eligible to apply and tips for employers submitting the application.

25 March 2020 - Knowledge

The impacts of COVID-19 on temporary visa holders – part 2

#Immigration Law, #COVID-19

We provide an update on travel bans, work limitations and considerations for employers of sponsored workers.

17 March 2020 - Knowledge

How does the coronavirus travel restrictions impact my visa? - part 1

#Immigration Law, #COVID-19

The Australian Government has stepped up its travel restrictions in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus. We answer questions concerning travellers and visa holders in and outside the country.

19 February 2020 - Knowledge

A new path to recruit foreign horticulture workers into Australia

#Immigration Law

We look at the requirements and visa options under the new Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement for Australian employers looking to recruit horticulture workers from abroad.

05 February 2020 - Knowledge

Employing international students – what you need to know about work rights

#Immigration Law

International students are starting to arrive in Australia, ready to start the new school year and eager to find a job. As an employer, it is important you understand the work limitations imposed on international students.

04 February 2020 - Knowledge

Coronavirus outbreak: A warning for overseas travellers

#Immigration Law

We take a look at the likely impact of increased border control measures following the coronavirus outbreak.

05 December 2019 - Knowledge

SkillSelect Update – October 2019

#Immigration Law

The Migration Program for this year has been set at a cap of 160,000 places. Approximately 70 per cent of places have been allocated to skilled visas, with the bulk of the remainder allocated to family visas.

02 December 2019 - Knowledge

Employing an overseas worker: A guide for Australian businesses

#Immigration Law

Australia now has more employer sponsored visas than ever before – but which is right for your business? We take a look at some options.

09 April 2019 - Knowledge

Upcoming changes to migration legislation and 2019 federal budget highlights

#Immigration Law

We wrap up the key immigration announcements from the recent federal budget and also take a look at some upcoming legislative changes due to take effect from 17 April 2019.

26 March 2019 - Knowledge

Three key immigration initiatives announced

#Immigration Law

Last week the Federal Government announced new visas for regional Australia which will be available from November 2019. It will also revise the definition of Regional Australia to include all of Australia except for the metropolitan areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Perth.

05 March 2019 - Knowledge

New five year visa for parents and grandparents

#Immigration Law

A new five year parent visa will be available from 17 April 2019. This is a temporary visa allowing parents of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or eligible New Zealand citizens to reunite with their children and grandchildren in Australia.

26 February 2019 - Knowledge

Changes to employer sponsorship requirements for overseas doctors

#Immigration Law

The Federal Government has revealed its latest initiative designed to direct doctors to areas of need – and prevent oversupply in other areas.