We’re all in, all the time.We’re disrupters who deliver excellence.We’re partners for positive change.

CMAX Advisory is a full-service strategic communications, bipartisan government relations and business advisory firm.


We’re big picture thinkers with uncompromising attention to detail, operating at the intersection of government, politics, public affairs, media and business.

Every day we support our clients to navigate Australia’s political and media landscape, engage effectively with stakeholders, identify and capture key business opportunities, manage reputation and mitigate corporate risks.

We help our clients build businesses that resonate with key stakeholders and communities, foster and leverage partnerships, and secure commercial opportunities that deliver international growth.

The collective experience of our team is a distinguishing feature of our firm. Our people have worked at the highest levels of government and business internationally, across sectors ranging from defence and national security, agriculture and resources, financial services, to media and the arts.

What We Do


We resolve complex communications challenges by developing strategies that speak to the hearts and minds of the audiences we target.


We have the expertise and bipartisan relationships to assist our clients effectively engage policy and decision makers at all levels.


We develop corporate strategies to support our clients’ international growth, change management and brand development.

Who We Are

We’re in,
all the time

We’re passionate about the work we do and are constantly striving to develop the most effective solutions to deliver the best results for our clients.

We’re disruptors
who deliver excellence

We foster a corporate culture that encourages our people to challenge assumptions in order to develop and execute innovative strategies for our partners.

We’re partners
for positive change

Our people have firmly held commitments to social responsibility and seek to do work which contributes to a better world.

Australian Weekly Report

23 April 2019


Federal Government announces $1.9 million grant for Fortem Australia

CMAX Advisory welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of a $1.9 million grant for Fortem Australia, an organisation specifically designed to support Australia’s national security and first responder community and their families.

Fortem Australia has been established by the co-founders of Soldier On, John Bale and Dr Danielle Clout. CMAX Advisory is proud to be a founding partner of Fortem Australia, an extension of our firm’s corporate social responsibility program.

Read CMAX Advisory's media release here
Read CMAX Advisory's media release here


CMAX Advisory is hiring

CMAX Advisory is seeking high-performing Senior Advisors to develop and execute strategies across our growing portfolio of health, agriculture, fintech and defence clients.

We are also seeking an experienced communications and media professional with exceptional editorial skills and experience of content development and publishing across multiple platforms.

Learn more about our employment opportunities.
Learn more about our employment opportunities.


Paula Benson joins CMAX Advisory as Special Counsel

CMAX Advisory is delighted to announce the appointment of Paula Benson as Special Counsel. Paula has almost twenty years’ experience in financial services, media, resources, infrastructure, education and non-profit sectors and joins Neil Hart AM on CMAX Advisory’s panel of Special Counsels.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to join CMAX Advisory as Special Counsel and am very much looking forward to working with Tara and Christian and their dynamic team to support our clients to achieve growth”, said Paula Benson.

Read the full announcement here
Read the full announcement here