Our aim at Backpackers Buddy is to help you make the most of your time here in Australia by Making Aussie Easy! We are registered Tax Agents, a registered Chartered Accountancy firm.

Our team help people apply for their Tax File Number, get their Australian tax and Superannuation back, Forward travellers mail to their email address.

Who is the Buddy team?

Yulia Spilna- Tax Buddy

Being from Ukraine originally Yulia arrived in Australia following the sunshine 5 years ago.

She holds MA in International Business form Kiev University as well as Certificate IV in Accounting.

She loves 8 months of Summer, the relaxed Northern Beaches lifestyle and Australian coffee! When Yulia is not at Backpackers Buddy she can be found spending time with her family, doing Yoga or boogie boarding. Her main interests are numbers, taxation and the beach (have I already mentioned that one?!!)

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Sammi Barnett – Tax Buddy & Bookkeeping Buddy

Sammi is a local Northern Beacharian having lived near these superb beaches her whole life. With a lifetime of local knowledge, Sammi is keen to share any local info that travellers need.  Being surrounded by backpackers with a mutual love for the beach and warm sun has motivated Sammi to pursue a career that would involve them. With her exceptional administration background, Certificate IV in bookkeeping and commitment to helping people, Sammi is now a Tax Buddy at Backpackers Buddy, changing the lives of everyone she can, with huge tax refunds!


Phillip Browne Buddy Boss

Phillip Browne owns Backpackers Buddy, and jointly owns Chartered Accounting firm CABEL Partners and Financial Planning firm CABEL Financial. Phil has been a Chartered Accountant for over 30 years. As a business owner, he is interested in new business opportunities, innovation and high quality service. Phil is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia, a Registered Tax Agent, a Justice of the Peace and a Registered Company Auditor. Life according to Phil you’ve got to have colorful Hugo Boss socks on to get anywhere in life!!