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A new home for Donegan’s Edmondson Turner

In 2019, Donegan’s Accountants and Edmondson Turner & Co (ETCO) merged into a single practice, Donegan’s Edmondson Turner (DET), with operations split across offices in the City and Brighton.

Having aligned work processes and systems, and familiarised ourselves with a new roster of clients, the time has now come to bring the DET offices all together into a new home. This will enable more efficient collaboration internally and a more streamlined service offering for clients.

From Monday 20th January 2020, we will be consolidating our teams into one single location at our city office at 377 Little Lonsdale Street. The Brighton office space will no longer be in use; operations there will cease at 5pm on Friday 17th 2020.

Donegan’s Edmondson Turner are committed to making this process as smooth as possible. The former ETCO team will continue to use their existing email addresses, while the main line 03-9596-7522 phone number will also remain in operation.

While we encourage all clients and partners to update your records and use the below address for any correspondence as soon as possible, we will also maintain a forwarding service for any mail sent to Bay Street for the indefinite future. This will ensure that anything you have sent or may send to us reaches us as intended.

Meanwhile, our city office has been undergoing renovations in order to better meet the needs of our expanding team and clients. This move concludes some of the opening stages of this new journey for Donegan’s Edmondson Turner, and we are so excited for what’s to come.


Phil, Alison, Owen, Bernard, & the DET team
Donegan’s Edmondson Turner

SRO reminder on Vacant Residential Land and Absentee Owner Notifications

Notifications for vacant residential land tax and the absentee owner surcharge are due by 15 January 2020. If you made a notification last year, you only need to make a new one if your circumstances have changed. 

Vacant residential land tax

If you own a property in one of 16 council areas that was unoccupied for six months or more in 2019, you must notify the SRO via their vacant residential land tax portal.

You can use the SRO’s online tool to determine whether you have to pay vacant residential land tax.

Absentee owner surcharge

An absentee owner surcharge applies to Victorian land owned by an absentee individual, corporation or trust. If you are an absentee owner, you must notify the SRO via their absentee owner notification portal.

You can use the SRO’s online tool to determine whether you have to pay absentee owner surcharge.  Please contact us for any enquirers also.

From the 2020 land tax year, the absentee owner surcharge is 2%.

Opening ours during Christmas 2019/New Year 2020
Please note the Donegan’s offices will be closed from:
12:30pm Thursday 19 December 2019 through to 8:30am Monday 6th January 2020.

We look forward to catching up with you in the New Year!


Market Update – December 2019


Market Update – November 2019



Market Update – October 2019


Market Update – August 2019


March 2019 Market Performance



February, 2019 Market Performance Update


January, 2019 Market Update


December 2018 Market Update


Office closure dates for the Christmas Period



Market Update October 2018



September 2018 Market Update


June Market Update


Jude Walton receives 2018 Georges Mora Fellowship


Alert: Phone scammers claiming to be CPA Australia employees

CPA Australia has received advice that clients of CPA Australia members have received phone calls from a person purporting to be an employee of CPA Australia. The caller indicates to the client that they have a tax debt of $15,000 and to immediately pay the amount to the account specified by the caller. CPA Australia advises that these calls are not from CPA Australia employees, nor do we make calls of this nature.


Donegan’s Wealth Adviser – Privacy Policy updated October 2015


ATO Warning – Emails, Mobile Phones & Phone SCAMS

The ATO have published an alert with regards to possible SCAMS. There are emails being sent to individuals/businesses claiming they are from the ATO and asking for personal information to be emailed back to them. There are also phone calls to both mobiles and land lines also asking for personal information such as bank account details, credit cards, etc. In some cases the caller is threatening fines if the information the caller wants is not given.

We highly recommend you do not answer any of the questions asked, as this call will more than likely be a scam. The ATO will not contact you via this method and seeing we are your nominated tax agent all enquiries would come to us from the ATO. In an unusual case if the ATO was to contact you directly they would send a letter to your address and then follow up with a phone call or ask you to call them quoting a particular reference.

The ATO does not contact clients via email or texting.

So if you were to receive contact from a person saying they are from the ATO, we would ask you to contact us immediately on 03 9670 5232 or the ATO on 13 28 61

See link below for further information and details from the ATO