Welcome to Aspire Australia


Sarah Gillis


BA LlB, JP (100651), FMIA, RMA (9359588)

Hi! I’m Sarah Gillis - your migration hero…

At least, that’s how my clients see me when I rescue them from the long, often arduous and complicated process of migrating to Australia.

I help my clients achieve their ambition of living and working in Australia. I help individuals, families, skilled workers … even clients who thought their situation was too complex or who have already received a rejection.

I would love to share my personal manifesto with you – access here.

At Aspire Australia, we help individuals and families longing to call Australia home. People eager for a fresh start in the best country in the world.

Do you aspire to a different life? Or a better one? One with sunshine and beaches, snow-capped mountains and rainforests. Whether you’re drawn to the vibrancy of our cities or the endless starry skies of the outback… we’ll help you make this aspiration real!

To help you on your journey, I have hand-picked a talented team who share my vision and passion. A number of us have been through the migration process and we understand how much you want this. We acknowledge your struggles and frustration with the process. We are committed to achieving results for you.

  • We live and breathe visas.
  • We know the migration system.
  • We understand the paperwork.

So, whether you’re an individual wanting to move to Australia, or an HR Manager needing help to bring international skilled workers into your business, we will make the process easier, take the pain out of the paperwork and guide you along your journey from beginning to end.

To be successful in your visa or sponsorship application, you need someone in your corner who knows the law inside out. Someone with the confidence to stand up for what is right and fair. With often only one opportunity to get it right, it’s essential that you get the right advice, first time. You need certainty. Thoroughness. Accuracy.

Wherever in this vast country you want to settle, Aspire Australia provides the bridge to get you there. I’ve worked in migration law for over 25 years, and I love it! Being able to unravel the technicalities of the law to find a solution for a client is intellectually stimulating and deeply satisfying. It will be an honour to help you fulfil your desire to live and work in Australia. I look forward to sharing my country with you!

Are you ready to make magic happen?

staff photos - portrait

Carol Portilla


Originally from Peru but raised in Madrid, Spain, at the age of 20, Australia became my second migration destination! And I love living in this beautiful country! I feel welcomed, and free to share my cultural backgrounds – the conservative elements of my Peruvian homeland and the open-mindedness of Europe.

Working within the Australian migration industry with Aspire Australia, I love the opportunity of hearing our clients’ stories and helping them achieve their dreams of living in Australia. 

In an industry where it can be difficult to find someone to trust, by having empathy for our clients and understanding the process they are going through by my own experience, I feel I can contribute to our clients’ confidence and happiness.

In my free time, I like to travel with my partner or enjoying time with the friends I have made in  Australia over the past 8 years. It is not uncommon to be sitting at a table with friends to find we represent five or more nationalities! I believe only Australia offers this freedom.  

Having achieved so much myself in Australia in a few short years, I realise that anything is possible - if you put your mind to it and get the right help!

Here are Aspire Australia we love helping clients realise their dreams. Give us a call to find out how we can help you – I’m waiting at the end of the phone to speak to you!


Kirsten Grothe

Behind the scenes, Kirsten (aka Kiki) beavers away supporting the Aspire Australia team and clients with a range of administrative tasks. She is usually your first point of contact when you make an enquiry or appointment.

Growing up in Germany, Kiki was always a determined person, willing to put in the time and effort to achieve her goals. Arriving in Australia in 2013 on a working holiday visa, Kiki fell in love with the Australian beaches, the sunny weather and happy culture. Which is why she is now based on Queensland’s Gold Coast!

With a background in marketing communication, business management and administration Kiki enjoys playing an important role in helping Aspire Australia’s clients achieve their dreams of living in Australia, just like she is!

When Kiki isn’t working, you will find her keeping fit, making healthy (vegan) foods and playing with her daughter at the beach.