About us

We provide expert guidance in migration, education and business.

You’re not just a number

We solve problems

We get things done

Many success stories

Turnstone is an Australian migration agency committed to providing visa assistance and education counselling to international people wanting to travel, work, study and reside in Australia. Turnstone specialises in creating smooth and customised pathways into Australia for our clients.

Our team provides visa advice, preparation and lodgement of applications, as well as comprehensive assistance with visa eligibility and business demands. We specialise in AAT appeals & ministerial intervention; citizenship applications; and corporate services. We also offer education services for international students and a full suite of legal services with our affiliate partners.

The Principal of Turnstone is an Immigration Lawyer and Qualified Education Agent Counsellor, providing expert assistance with Australian Migration Laws and Regulations, which can be complicated in addition to frequently changing.

Our Services

Migration Services
Turnstone offers assistance to identify the most appropriate visa for your circumstances, whether that be for work, study, travel or residency. We assist with the entire application process, including: gathering the information required for your application, preparing your application, liaising with government authorities, and submitting your application on your behalf.
Turnstone’s management of your visa application will reduce stress as we help you successfully navigate complex Australian migration laws and regulations, minimising the potential for errors or delay. We also provide assistance if you are faced with a visa refusal, cancellation or appeal.
Legal Services
We don’t just do migration! Turnstone has practicing solicitors who can provide a range of legal services.
Contact us directly for a consultation about your legal needs.
Specialised Corporate Services
Turnstone understands the intersection between business needs and migration, so we also offer specialised corporate services including assistance with business planning and investment.
Education services
Turnstone provides comprehensive education assistance, including career counselling, course enrolment and post-graduation support. We collaborate with an extensive network of Australian Education Providers who offer courses at all levels, from high school, through vocational education, to bachelor and post-graduate programs.
We can also advise on professional year programs and internships to support students transitioning to professional life.
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Our Director

Io Jacobson BA LLB (Hons)
Io is an Immigration Lawyer and Qualified Education Agent Counsellor. She has a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Politics) from the University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Laws (1st class Hon) from Southern Cross University, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from Australian National University.
Io has always had a keen interest in migration law, having lived in both Japan and Mexico for some time. She has international work experience designing English learning curriculums and providing consultation services about Australia as a destination for international education. Io believes passionately in the transformative power of a good education and has integrated this passion into Turnstone’s vision.
In her spare time, Io practices martial arts and chases her dog along the majestic beaches of Northern NSW.
Ieda Fontoura
Ieda is a Brazilian Lawyer. She has a Bachelor of Laws from PUC-Rio and a Certificate of Legal English from the University of California in San Diego. 
Ieda has a lived experience of migration systems, having traveled around the world for a year and lived in United States for some time. She has acquired a personal understanding of the Australian migration system after moving to Australia in 2019. Ieda truly believes in finding justice and common good through the Rule of Law, she has worked in Law firms for over 3 years and has published articles on Family Law and Legal Theory. 
Ieda is a certified yoga teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys running, practicing yoga and reading under the sun.