About Us

Stellar Education & Visa Centre was established in Sydney, Australia 29 years ago. Stellar served its first overseas student in May 1994, in a tiny office on Goulburn Street in Sydney’s CBD, with only one staff member, Stellar’s founder, Ms. Joy Thaiposri. The business began at a time where internet and email were not widely available, the main method of business communication were telephone and fax, and the main advertising method was merely ‘words of mouth’.

The main purpose of company was to assist all international students regarding their education in Australia, and to aid them with their visa applications. Stellar also dealt with the clients who wish to migrate, or to gain temporary visas.

Stellar’s mission statement is to provide excellent education and visa services to all international clients in assisting them to achieve their goals in Australia.

Stellar Education & Visa Centre can help with education plan, school placement, finding accommodation, health insurance, airport pickup, translation and all services that students need in Australia.

We offer assistance and consultation regarding all visa issues with registered migration agents who have extensive experience in Australian migration regulations for over 25 years.

30 years on, Stellar Education & Visa Centre is still going strong, equipped with the most highly qualified and experienced team to date, who understand international students’ needs thoroughly and personally, as they were once in that very same position before they studied and graduated in Australia and went on to become counsellors. Students can expect advice and services of the utmost quality here at Stellar. We look forward to serving you, always.

Founder and Management

Ms Joy Thanawan Thaiposri

  • Director of Stellar Education &Visa Centre
  • Justice of Peace (NSW)
  • Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0103611)
  • Qualified Education Agent Counsellor (A001)

Joy is an expert in Australian education and visa, with her long experience in the industry since 1994 as the Director of Stellar Education & Visa Centre. It all began when she was an Australian University student, at a time where there was a serious lack of education agencies or student service providers available. It was extreamly difficult to find course details or information on how to live in and adjust to life in a new country.

Joy decided to start the business with only one staff member, herself. Back in 1994 when she established Stellar, there were limited communication channels available, and had to mainly rely on telephone and fax to assist students regarding their education and visas in Australia, all while trying to facilitate their change in lifestyle in unfamiliar surroundings.

Since then, Stellar continues to grow larger but the one thing that has never changed is her aim to give the best service possible to overseas students. Moreover, she is still maintaining the quality of the company with her capability and accuracy in terms of education and visa information, while also  promoting the Australian Education industry to attract more international students to study in Australia.

Joy holds a Bachelor Degree in Communication Arts from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Graduate Diploma of Tourism Management from University of Technology (Sydney, Australia) and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Cross University (Australia). In addition to this, she has gained a Certificate of International Education Services from PIER as a qualified education counsellor, Certificate of Australian Immigration Law and Practice from University of New South Wales (Australia).


Mr John Egan

  • Justice of Peace (NSW)
  • Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0005601)

John has extensive experience in Australian Migration and Visa for over 20 years, primarily assisting clients with migrating permanently or to obtain temporary visas to Australia. He is an expert in all temporary and permanent visa types, including skilled migration visas and 482 business/working visas. He also specialises in partner and family visas, and advises on complex migration matters, including the appeals to Migration Review Tribunal.

John holds a Bachelor Degree in Asian Studies from Sydney University (Australia) with majors in Thai and Japanese languages. While studying at Sydney University, John was awarded the Australian Vice Chancellors Committee Scholarship to study at Silpakorn University (Thailand). He was also awarded the Walter Reid Memorial Prize for academic merit at the University of Sydney for two years running. John has post graduate qualifications in Migration Law from the University of Technology (Australia). He also holds a graduate certificate in Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

Mr Patrick Prach Sirisawat

  • Chief Executive Officer Stellar Education & Visa Centre
  • Justice of Peace (NSW)
  • Qualified Education Agent Counsellor (J226)

Patrick possesses extensive knowledge in the field of Education in Australia, with his long experience in the education industry. As a counsellor, he is committed to serve Thai, and non-Thai students, who have travelled to Australia to study, and endeavours to  look after all students in almost every aspect in their journey, such as finding accommodation, applying for a tax file number, and overseeing their welfare.

Patrick has graduated a Bachelor degree at Mahidol University (Thailand), majoring in Information and Communication Technology (International Program), a Master degree of Information Technology from University of Technology (Sydney, Australia) as well as Diploma of Business Management.

Currently, Patrick is the Chief Executive Officer of Stellar Education and Visa Centre’s main office located in Sydney, Australia. In addition to this, Patrick is also in charge in supervising the branch offices worldwide.