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Dr Cindy Zhao 趙青

Partner & Legal Director


With a professional career spanning 40 years, Dr Cindy Zhao is one of Australia's leading migration lawyers of Chinese heritage.

Her expertise spans handling cases in the High Court and Federal Court of Australia, as well as various matters at the Federal Circuit and AAT level, where she has achieved a majority of successful outcomes.

Focused on areas such as business visas, complex cases,employer-sponsored visas, skilled-independent visas, global talent, and complex citizenship applications, her approach is characterized by meticulous attention to detail and a deep understanding of legal intricacies. She is adept in handling responses to natural justice matters, refugee and protection cases,family and spouse visas—including those involving family violence—as well as issues pertaining to health waivers, crimmigration, and character concerns including s501 matters. Her expertise extends to Ministerial Intervention, tribunal merit reviews of visa refusals/cancellations, and judicial review.

Dr Cindy Zhao's success is underpinned by her strong work ethic and direct communication, which have consistently led to positive outcomes in visa applications and appeals for many clients. Her ability to connect with clients is enhanced by her fluency in Mandarin, allowing her to effectively communicate and build rapport with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Renowned for her commitment to the field, she is dedicated to her clients in every case she handles, making her a trusted and effective advocate in the realm of immigration law.


Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Science, Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Medicine, Beijing Medical University China

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