What we do
Heron Assist brings together Australian employers who need skilled workers and qualified overseas migrants who seek sponsorship by an Australian employer.
Our years of migration and employment market experience means we have a wide network of sponsoring employers and an ever-growing database of qualified skilled applicants.
Is your company short on skilled staff and want to sponsor? Click here to find out more.
Are you a skilled migrant looking for a sponsor? Find out about our Job Search Service.
We take the risk and hassle out of the employer sponsored visa process. Tell us what you need and we’ll get it sorted.
Who are we
Chris Heron MARA No: 0214928
Chris has been involved in the recruitment and employment field for over 30 years and has been consulting to Australian businesses for the past 15 years.
He combines his labour market insight, relationships with key industry players and sharp immigration knowledge to deliver a tailored consulting service.
He has also owned and managed small businesses so he understands the demands facing employers in this sector. He is also recognised by the courts in Victoria as an expert in vocational assessments and labour market rates.
In his nine years as a Registered Migration Agent, Chris has managed hundreds of complex migration cases, providing professional advice to both employers and applicants.
Chris gets things done with a minimum of fuss and a down to earth approach. You can contact him here.
Lesley Smith MARA No: 0639550
Lesley has been an integral part of the Heron Assist team since 2006 when she joined as a Registered Migration Agent. She brought her strong business acumen to the team, having worked in recruitment in the Transport and Security Industry. Lesley provides expert advice to both employers and applicants throughout the migration process.
Lesley is the in-house specialist in employer sponsored visas.
What our clients say
“There’s no way I would have found a sponsor without Heron Assist. Chris put my details in front of employers and now my family and I am in Queensland on a 457 visa, on the way to becoming residents”
Mick, Scottish panel beater, 457 visa
“Our need for diesel mechanics is ongoing and Chris Heron’s access to top quality tradesmen means that we can get the right people here and keep growing our business. He takes the hassle out of it all”
John, engineering company, Ipswich
Code of Conduct
Chris Heron MARA No: 0214928 and Lesley Smith MARA No: 0639550 are registered migration agents for Heron Assist. Heron Assist is bound by a Code of Conduct under the Migration Agents Regulations. Copies of the code can be accessed via the following Web Link https://www.mara.gov.au/