You could also try
http/www.migrationsolutions.com.au he advertises on the top of this page , he gives free consultations and he is here in Adelaide.
good luck sarah
Many thanks I will send him a mail. Again I really do appreciate the assistance and if I am successful I would love you buy you and Simon a drink.
Here's wishing you the very best of luck. I have had a similar situation to yourself. My partner of years is here in Adelaide on a SIR visa. We had been living together in the UK and in Spain for 12 months when we had news his visa had finally come through. I decided that I was very happy in Spain and would join him after the summer. As it turned out I missed him so much that I decided to go sooner. Unfortunately immigration (although proof was sent of our relationship ie phone records, us living at the same address etc) said that as he actually left without me and I had decided to stay longer in Spain
and although proof of phone records between me in Spain and him in Adelaide had been made twice daily they felt that the relationship had ended! They did however give me a tourist visa which granted me a 2 year stay. On the understanding that I am not allowed to work. So far I have been here a year and loving it (albeit extremely bored)!!!!!! I have been to see Mark Glazbrook at migration solutions in Adelaide and he has been extremely helpful. I am in the process of trying to get my visa changed as now that I have been living with my partner here in Adelaide for 12 months they now deffinately see that we are de-facto!!!!!!! Don't give up though I've been unlucky but I really do believe it depends which officer you get and what kind of mood they are in! Again though I would recommend Migration solutions in Adelaide because they are extremely helpful and will do all they can!
I came over on a de facto visa and used Ian Harrop, my visa was approved in 10 days.
We had to collate lots of evidence