Welcome to Brown Hamilton Partners

We are a quality Accounting Practice that has been in business for over 30 years.  With a strong track record of highly satisfied customers, we’re proud of who we are and what we do.

Our team of dedicated professionals go above and beyond standard client service to ensure your experience with us is one that is not only satisfying but beneficial to you, your business and family.

We are committed to focusing and tailoring to your needs for your future advantage.

Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow

Daryl Brown
– Senior Partner

Daryl has been in finance all his working life and opened his practice in 1980 specialising in the establishment and development of small business as well as accounting and taxation. He attained his CPA qualification in the 1970’s and has continually upskilled to meet with ever-changing demands of industry and taxation law.

Over the years he has built up a substantial suburban practice that includes a number of international companies where specialist advice has been required. Daryl’s years of professional experience are an invaluable resource for any business owner.

He is very community minded being involved in the local Rotary Club; Director of a Community Bank; President of a committee working towards housing for intellectually disabled young people; Coordinator of a music program for disadvantaged primary school children; and involvement in many Church activities.

He has also been seen to hit a tennis ball and blow a brass instrument or two.


Rochelle Hamilton
– Principal Accountant

Rochelle has been with Brown Hamilton Partners for over 10 years.  Prior to this she was a Senior Manager in the Tax Division of a Big 4 accounting practice.

Rochelle has Bachelor Degrees in both Commerce and Law and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1995.

Having moved directly into tax consulting in her professional career, she now has 20 years of experience in providing tax advice to a wide variety of clients across many and varied issues.  This has given her a great depth of knowledge and understanding of tax issues and the impact they have on both individuals and businesses.

Rochelle is not just about tax.  She is passionate about seeing businesses succeed and enjoys helping business owners understand the figures behind their business so that together they can develop the strategies necessary to achieve the goals they are aiming for.

Rochelle is also a mum to three children and can often be seen pounding the pavements around Nunawading on a morning run.


Nicole Brown
– Principal Accountant

Nicole has been with Brown Hamilton Partners for over 10 years. She started her working career in the travel industry working as an accountant for a well-known publishing company.

After a three year period in London where she worked for publishing, retail and production companies; Nicole returned to Australia to work in the Melbourne retail industry as a Commercial Analyst.

Nicole has a Bachelor Degree in Business and has been a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) for over 15 years. With a range of commercial exposure, Nicole has significant experience in management accounting, tax and commercial analysis which assist in advising her clients on both an individual and business basis.

Nicole is passionate about understanding your business, learning what makes it operate and assisting businesses to achieve their best.

Outside work life, Nicole enjoys working out at the gym, researching health and nutrition and spending time with her family.


Marnix van Gaalen
– Accountant

Marnix has been with Brown Hamilton Partners for 1 year.  Previously, he has worked as the Financial Controller for several family businesses.

Marnix has a Masters Degree in Accounting and a Bachelor Degree in Catering and Hotel Management.  Having spent the last 15 years involved with the day-to-day management of business, he has applied the experience and knowledge gained to better understand the needs of clients.

Being a father, Marnix understands the importance of time with family.  He thrives on assisting individuals and business owners with this, by being a reliable and trustworthy partner in their taxation/business needs.

You may catch him on weekends indulging in golf or visiting the zoo with his son.


Maria Jurkic
– Administration

Maria has been with Brown Hamilton Partners for 1 year but her association with the firm goes back a long time, having been a client of the firm for over 10 years.

Maria is a people person and has one of the friendliest phone manners you will ever find.

With 18 years experience in the Banking and Finance Industry and several years in administration, Maria will ensure your experience with us is both professional and pleasurable.

In Maria’s spare time, she can be seen taxiing her daughters to and from extra curricular activities, and enjoying the beaches on the Bellarine.