About

For over two decades we have been registered as Migration Agents with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA), which is the Australian body having authority over all Australian Migration Agents.

Our Migration Agent Registration Numbers are 9581168 and 9790043. As the first two digits of these numbers indicate the years of registration, our above numbers confirm our years of registration in 1995 and 1997, and thereby evidence the length of our experience as Registered Migration Agents. Persons who are not registered cannot practice as Migration Agents and will be liable to severe penalties if they do so.

The MARA Code of Conduct provides strict practice guidelines for Migration Agents and we are bound to abide by this Code. After the first registration, all Migration Agents should complete CPD professional development seminars and collect CPD points to re-register for every successive year. As we are registered Migration Agents fulfilling the above requirements, you can be ensured in the quality and professionalism of our services.

This Consumer Guide issued by MARA helps you in using your agent, and provides information about:

  • the migration advice profession,
  • the functions of MARA,
  • the legislation regulating the migration advice profession,
  • what a client can reasonably expect from a registered migration agent, and
  • complaint procedures.
Meet Our Migration Agents
Chandrani Buddhipala

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Chandrani, who has been registered as a Migration Agent since 1995, is the most senior currently practicing, registered Migration Agent of Sri Lankan origin in Sydney. Her Migration Agent Registration Number (MARN) is 9581168.

Chandrani is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of England & Wales, and admitted as Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory. However, she has opted to practice only as a Migration Agent due to her decision to specialise in Immigration Law.

Chandrani has a wealth of experience in leading her clients to success, battling on their behalf in various legal arenas. Before migrating to Australia in 1995, Chandrani practiced as an Attorney at Law in Sri Lanka and as a Solicitor in England for a period of 15 years in the field of Immigration Law. From 1989 to 1995, Chandrani in her capacity as an Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, concurrently held four important legal portfolios. These were: the Legal Officer of the Defence Secretary, Legal Advisor of the Sri Lankan Volunteer Force, Legal Advisor of the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka and Lecturer at Kothalawala Defence Academy, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

She commenced her career in Australia as a volunteer at the Redfern Legal Centre (RLC), and after completing her services at RLC she joined Immigration Advice & Rights Centre (IARC) as a full-time caseworker advising in cases concerning all types of visa classes. After completing her term at IARC, Chandrani joined RACS (Refugee Advice & Casework Service) as a full-time Case Worker. During her tenure as a caseworker at RACS she appeared for a global clientele of refugees and was able to achieve permanent residency for a large number of applicants.

Due to the temporary closure of RACS at the time, she joined AMI Migration Services in Bankstown and then started her own migration practice in Eastwood under the name of C&CT Migration Consultants. Chandrani has a wealth of experience in immigration cases spanning for a period of 22 years as a Migration Agent and has served a large global immigration clientele faithfully and successfully.

Champa Buddhipala

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With a history as a Barrister, Judge and a graduate of a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney, Champa has an astute legal mind and handles the most complex of cases. He is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of England & Wales, and admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory. However, he has opted to practice only as a Migration Agent due to his decision to specialise in Immigration Law. His Migration Agent Registration Number (MARN) is 9790043.

Champa was registered as a Migration Agent in 1997 and has substantial experience in all areas of migration. He is currently reading for his PhD in International Law.

From 1988 to 1995, Champa functioned as a Magistrate and an Additional District Court Judge in Sri Lanka. During his years on the bench, he heard many landmark cases in Sri Lankan history and is well-known for his pursuit of justice and truth. He is well-known among Sri Lankan communities across the globe.

Champa has received valuable experience in Immigration Law and practices as a Migration Agent at his former workplaces, Sterling Henry Migration Services and Justin McDonnell & Co Solicitors in Sydney.

Entrust your matter to the sharp legal minds at C&CT Migration Consultants.