About us

We are Australian Lawyers, Registered Migration Agents and Qualified Education Agent Counsellors who 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 Principals of Turnstone are Registered Migration Agents and qualified Australian Lawyers, providing expert assistance with Australian Migration Laws and Regulations, which can be complicated in addition to frequently changing.

Our Agents are registered with the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority and operate according to the Code of Conduct for Registered Migration Agents.

Registered Migration Agent Code of Conduct

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! The Turnstone Directors are qualified and practicing Solicitors who can provide all manner of legal services in affiliation with Alstonvale Law. For instance, we can help you with property purchases, succession planning, business structuring, litigation and employment law.
Contact us directly or via Alstonvale Law 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. Talk to us or our affiliate partner, LLA.
Learning Living Australia

Our Directors

Stuart Picken MBA LLB (Hons)
Stuart has extensive experience consulting widely to small and medium sized businesses. Stuart has a Bachelor of Laws (Hon) from Southern Cross University, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Australian National University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Melbourne University.
He also holds diplomas in patisserie, hospitality and management. Stuart is very focused on developing smooth, integrated solutions for individual and business clients.
A holistically-minded individual, Stuart is currently the Expert-in-residence of Sourdough, which is a business incubation network. In his spare time, Stuart trains in Brazilian jiujitsu and is developing an artisan food academy on his property in the Byron Bay hinterland.

 

Ph: 0459 105 230
Email: [email protected]
MARN: 1686540
Io Jacobson BA LLB (Hons)
Io is a Lawyer, Registered Migration Agent 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 Brazilian jiujitsu and chases her dog along the majestic beaches of Northern NSW.

 

Ph: 0432 161 559
Email: [email protected]
MARN: 1467736