Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority

About being an agent

At 30 June 2018, 7402 migration agents were registered in Australia, an increase of 5.65 per cent over a 12-month period.

Registered migration agent profile (2017–18)

  • 40 per cent operated in a business as a sole trader
  • 30 per cent (2223) held a legal practising certificate;
  • Of the 521 agents who were registered as not-for-profit, 77 per cent held a legal practising certificate
  • 75 per cent had never had a complaint made against them
  • 48 per cent were female and 52 per cent male
  • the average age was 44 years.


The geographic distribution of agents is shown on this map of Australia.

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