About Us

At Merit Partners we share our knowledge and expertise, striving to build long term client relationships

At Merit Partners we share our knowledge and expertise, strive to build long-term client relationships and provide solutions to minimise risk and add value.

As a leading Darwin based Chartered Accounting firm we provide a full range of services, covering audit and assurance, tax, accounting, business and management advice, and SMSF administration services.

Merit Partners was established in 2004 when we took over the existing Darwin office of Ernst & Young.

The Directors of Merit Partners are long term Territorians who have collectively gained a wealth of commercial knowledge and experience internationally, nationally and locally. Together with our large team of professional and support staff we offer personable and dedicated accounting services.

The diversity of our clients’ industries and financial turnover is a testament to the depth and breadth of our expertise across major industries and complexities of business structures. Where specialist engagements require further technical assistance and/or additional industry expertise we call on the services of Ernst & Young Australia, with whom we have a national affiliation through our Technical Services Agreement.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be a successful and respected professional services firm.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to exceed our clients’ expectations while maintaining a high degree of professionalism in everything we do and investing in our people and our culture.

Work Life Balance

In today’s work environment, achieving a work-life balance is not only desirable, it is a necessity. The Northern Territory is a fantastic place to live, offering a relaxed lifestyle, diverse culture, unique adventures and amazing opportunities.

At Merit Partners we want our staff to experience all that life has to offer and to strike a work-life balance that is appropriate for individuals through flexible working arrangements.

Employer of Choice

We believe happy and fulfilled staff is the first step in achieving the highest quality of service to our clients.

Some of the current employment conditions offered by Merit Partners as an Employer of Choice are as follows:


Time Off In Lieu – Recognising that exceeding client expectations sometimes requires work outside normal office hours


Long Service Leave – Eligible for pro rata LSL after 7 years


Management Group – Additional Leave Entitlements


Flexible work arrangements including for staff who volunteer for community or charity work


Weekly fruit bowl and the bottomless cups of cappuccinos


Financial and leave support for staff undertaking relevant post-graduate studies

Also, we have to mention our Birthday Bonus leave where all staff are able to take an additional paid day off to celebrate their birthday.

Each year Merit Partners plays a vital role in trying to prevent their staff from falling ill with the flu by giving them the opportunity to be inoculated. Merit Partners, along with Health for Industry, hold an “on premises clinic” on an annual basis for those staff wishing to receive the Flu injection.

We're active in the community and proud to support the following organisations