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Sean Kikkert, Barrister

Jessie Street Chambers (SA) and List S (Vic).

Sean Kikkert has more than 17 years of experience in immigration law and administrative law. He was admitted in 2007 and worked for the Department of Immigration for eleven years before opening his own law practice. He has appeared in many Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court and Tribunal matters, and provides complex legal advice based on his 16 years of experience in government law. Sean also has considerable experience in dispute resolution and conducted family and personal violence conferences as a Deputy Registrar with the ACT Magistrates Court between 2019-2022. Sean was born in Adelaide, South Australia and spent the early part of his childhood in the Netherlands before his family returned to Australia. He earnt a BA (Hons.) in Psychology in 2002 and an LLB (with Hons.) in 2005 from the University of Adelaide. He married his wife Jaquilyn in Hong Kong, and he is the father of five children. He is also an author and has had eight books published.

Areas of Practice

  • Migration & Citizenship

  • Judicial Review

  • Appellate Advocacy

  • Family Violence and Personal Protection

  • Administrative Law

  • Merits Review

  • Disciplinary Proceedings

  • Family Law

  • Commissions and other Inquiries

Employment History






AArmy Reserve

Barrister - Jessie Street Chambers (SA) and List S (Vic).             - Worked in G&OD of AAT between Apr-Oct 2023  

Principal Solicitor

​Deputy Registrar, ACT Magistrates Court (Part-time)

Department of Immigration

  • Acting Director - Various periods in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

  • Senior Legal Officer - 2010-2017

  • Acting Senior Legal Officer - 2009-2010

  • Legal Officer - 2007-2010

  • Graduate - 2006-2007


  • Medical Assistant (10th/27th Battalion, RSAR) - 2004-2006

  • Rifleman (Sydney University Regiment – ANU Company) - 2006-2008


Christopher Legoe AO KC Endeavor Award 2022   

Awarded by the South Australian Bar Association

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