Welcome to the Diligent Group

We provide simple yet rewarding advice on business planning, creating a new business, protecting your investment, managing business growth, financial planning for future success and paving the road for a worry-free retirement.

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The Diligent Tax Update (February 2017)
16 Feb

The Diligent Tax Update (February 2017)

Work Related Deductions: The ATO are at it again looking to target mums and dads claiming work related deductions. According to ATO records, last year we managed to claim $21.3 Billion in work related deduct...
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Gallery: Summit Climbing and Adventures
8 Jun

Gallery: Summit Climbing and Adventures

Gallery: Summit Climbing and Adventures Browse the Gallery from Steve's magnificent climbing adventures across the world.
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1974 Russian Women’s Tragedy on Peak Lenin: A Reflection on Life With Cancer?
8 Jun

1974 Russian Women’s Tragedy on Peak Lenin: A Reflection on Life With Cancer?

It is said that “art imitates life” or that we see our struggles in that of others. One such struggle can be seen in the 1974 tragedy on Peak Lenin that struck an all women’s team and the trials and tribulation...
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Steves Story: Why I’m Climbing the Pik Lenin Summit
8 Jun

Steves Story: Why I’m Climbing the Pik Lenin Summit

Several years ago, around this time in 2012 my family and I suffered a tragic loss in that one of my older brothers, Paul, passed away ultimately from cancer. My brother Paul had been diagnosed with a brain tum...
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What You Need to Know About Negative Gearing
15 Mar

What You Need to Know About Negative Gearing

The Labor Party’s proposed changes to the nation’s “negative gearing” policy are scheduled to go into effect in June 2017, and those changes could have important implications for values in the Australian proper...
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What our Clients Say

“As a small business owner, dealing with The Diligent Group since 2002 has been excellent. We have no hesitation in recommending The Diligent Group to all our friends, colleagues and other business & investment property owners. During the last 8 years, I have benefited immensely from their advice. I am happy that they are guiding my financial future.” Danny Poropat, Managing Director ADRIATIC

Danny Poropat

“I was looking for a new accountant to close down a messy business structure. My first impressions of The Diligent Group were very high; they were polite, knowledgeable and followed through what they said they would…” …The Diligent Group also looks after my personal tax and investments properties…their advice has been fantastic! I would happily recommend them to anyone who is looking for professional, personal and hassle free financial services. They are trustworthy and that can be hard to find these days. They have a large range of services, so what ever you need, do give them a call” Vaughan Blackman, General Sales Manager Pennant Hills

Vaughan Blackman

“Hi Sam. Thank you so much again for your help with getting David’s tax lodged. We found your service to be excellent, prompt and efficient and very easy to deal with especially at such short notice at the end of the financial year! Can’t thank you enough and would recommend diligent to friends and family.” Amy & David Amy Lavelle Campbelltown

Amy & David

“I have found Sam Patrick & his team at The Diligent Group to be pro actively responsive in their handling of my taxation affairs. In what appeared to be a complex tax matter, Sam & his staff were entrusted by me to assist. Not only were they courteous & understanding, they went the extra mile and delivered a result in my favour. I was kept well informed all along the process regarding progress with ATO; very importantly, their handling of their time cost fee was exemplary as there were no surprises there!. I truly appreciate Sam’s work & care & wish him & his team the best with a thorough recommendation for their professional services.” Ms S Serman Property Investor

Ms S Serman

“I have a start up business and I’ve made a great decision choosing The Diligent Group as my professional service providers. They know the needs of their SME clients. They provide a great service that is very friendly and supportive, whilst being refreshingly creative and challenging. Steve, Sam and the team regularly provide services and advice that make a difference to my business. They are Simply Diligent! Thank you guys.” DoVoz Pty Ltd Riverview

DoVoz Pty Ltd

“Received great service. Never quite understood how tax works but they were very patient and used really simple language so I understand. Was not the cheapest but the greatest service from an accountant that I have ever gotten. Highly recommended.” K Shieh Darlington NSW

K Shieh

“Diligent have been doing my accounting, tax and business services for nearly 10 years and I can recommend them highly. They’re reliable and deliver what’s promised on time and in budget. Thanks guys!” Ahern Media And Training P/L Gladesville NSW

Ahern Media And Training P/L

“Another GREAT Year, Thank You Diligent Group. After being referred to you by other happy clients of yours we have happily passed 10 years of service with you this year and I am still one very happy client. Changing over from a Franchisee to our own Company was scary for us but made so easy by you guys. The hand holding we needed was happily met by all the great staff you have combined into a fabulous team. The physical distance between our businesses has its challenges but is made easy with the many different ways of interactions possible, Skype, Email, Facebook, Fax and even the good old telephone. We thank you for that as we are a mobile business and it is not always easy to access some technologies (some things are just out of our control) but you have always been accessible one way or another. As we …

Jan Baker
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