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An Advice Network for Australians

Providing a comprehensive range of financial advice

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About Us


Australian Advice Network (AAN) is a financial services licensee that has been built to provide consumers with the advice they have been asking for and deserve.

To act in the clients ‘best interest’ is a legal requirement and to augment and demonstrate our commitment to this, AAN has negotiated discounts with a number of providers to reduce unnecessary costs in administration and funds management.

Further, AAN as a privately owned licensee, has no financial relationship with or interest in any product provider. The only fees charged to clients are agreed and disclosed annually.

Happy Client Groups

01.

Ethos

To make a meaningful and positive difference in our client’s lives.

02.

What we do

Provide quality financial advice that clients have been asking for and deserve.

Does this mean AAN is independent?

  1. Under the Section 923a of the Corporations Act, to be independent you must receive no commissions from any provider and AAN does receive commissions on insurance products.  Under the Life Insurance Framework (LIF), commissions are the same no matter which provider is used and as such play no real part in the selection of who we would recommend however this means we do not qualify to use the terms ‘independent’.
  2. AAN does have access to most product providers and through a vigorous selection process, have filtered that list (mainly on the investment side) to providers that our investment committee believe will deliver results in the medium to long term.

The directors and shareholders of AAN are the owners of the underlying practices and all have extensive experience in the advice profession.  The directors recognise that our clients expect their advisers to:

  • hold appropriate qualifications.
  • have the technical skills to provide best practice advice.
  • have the life experience to help them through lifes’ challenges and opportunities.
  • have the business and staff resources to deliver on their service promises.

If you are a client looking for quality advice from professional qualified advisers who offer transparency and real value for money then AAN has an adviser that will suit you.

In a very busy world, our job is to take financial stress away from our clients and give them more time to focus on enjoying their lives and their loved ones.

Our Core Values


Australian Advice Network members’ mantra is making a meaningful positive difference in our client’s lives. We do this through:

  • Only working with clients we know we can help,
  • Sourcing and providing quality professional advice across all facets of a clients financial life, and
  • Sustaining a business ethic that always places the clients’ interests and needs at the centre of the advice.

Our stringent education and compliance requirements serve to ensure clients receive advice from competent professionals working with diligence and integrity.

Our Firms

Australian Advice Network was founded by five like-minded advisory firms.

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RFS Advice

Gold Coast, QLD
07 5575 7689

RFS Advice is an integrated advice business that provides tailored strategies in wealth creation and management through efficient use of income and capital appreciation.

Their ongoing success has to be based on improving their clients’ net asset position.

“We believe that we are only successful if we are making a material difference in their client’s lives. We want to be there when all the hard work pays off and our clients reach that ‘Work is optional’ decision.”

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Centaur Financial

Gold Coast, QLD
07 5575 7689

Centaur Financial Services provides initial advice and strategies to set you on the course toward achieving your goals. You then receive ongoing support, advice and encouragement to focus on your objectives through proactive planning, one to one financial coaching to put you in control, regular reviews, and access to a wide range of information, support and research.

Centaur can put in place a plan that will leave you relaxed and confident that your future will be how you have always dreamt.

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Guide Financial

Maroochydore, QLD
07 5575 7689

Guide Financial are your guide, advocate and coordinator on your financial journey. They provide an informed perspective and the tools to celebrate with you as you achieve your goals, support you through the difficult times, and challenge you to make the decisions that support your goals.

Our aim is to provide you with financial certainty and lift the substantial burden of managing your finances alone as we understand the implications it can have when one small component is overlooked.

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Evalesco Financial Services

Sydney, NSW
07 5575 7689

Evalesco Financial Services seeks to support and empower our community to have healthy bodies, wealthy wallets and happy minds. We do this by taking the time to really understand our clients and then work with them to implement a tailored financial plan designed to maximise the probability of them achieving their ideal life sooner.

Evalesco has been widely recognised for it’s innovation and outstanding service to clients, including being awarded 2013 Professional Investment Services Practice of the year

Evalesco is a latin word which means to grow strong, prevail or to have value.  The business is proud to have lived up to this and more for our clients for over ten years.

DMA Financial Strategists

Kent Town, SA
(08) 8363 3366

At DMA, you will discover that financial advice is much more than just looking after your retirement savings, investing, protecting your wealth or cashflow management.

We have an unconstrained, open-minded attitude and an open door

You can ask us anything. We are easy to talk to, are responsive, and are always here to help. We think wider and look further to find the right solutions for you. We have extensive resources and, where it is in your best interest, will refer you to other experts in our network for their specialist advice.

Our Team

The board of directors and operations staff who believe in building for the future.

Paul Forbes
GAICD, GRAD DIP EC., B.BUS (MGT), DIP FP
Director / Ceo
Bradley Wall
B.BUS, ADIP FP, CFP
DIRECTOR
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Hugh Robertson
CFP MFinPlan MBA BIntFin(Acc) ADFS(FP)

DIRECTOR

Marc Venter
B.BUS ADip FP CFP

DIRECTOR

Troy Theobald
B.BUS, CFP, ADIP FP.

Director

Jeff Thurecht
CFP, B.IT

DIRECTOR

Marshall Brentnall
CFP, B.BUS

DIRECTOR

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David Myers
ADVDIPFINPLAN, CFP

Director

Courtneay Smith
B.BUS, CPA

Head of professional standards and operations

Kellie Copley
Dip FS (Fin Planning)

Operations Associate

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