Top Consulting Firms in Australia

When looking for a consulting job, the first step for most consultants is to find out what their options are and which firms to target. The number of consulting companies operating in Australia is considerable, with firms ranging from the Big Four to local niche consultancies. For this reason, finding out which consulting firms are best suited to your area of expertise or location can sometimes be quite a task. However, doing some research is important, as it not only helps you decide where to send your resume, but also gives you an advantage in job interviews and makes you appear more interested in the work itself and more knowledgeable about the consultancy to which you are applying.

The Big Four firms – Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Pricewaterhouse Coopers – all have offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. They also operate in other major cities across the country. Market leaders like Accenture, IBM, and The Boston Consulting Group, as well as other big global consulting companies – Booz & Company, A.T. Kearney, McKinsey – have a very strong presence in Australia, in areas ranging from Management, Strategy, and Finance Consulting to Human Resources, Technology, and Engineering Consulting. These companies also have a significant number of career benefits to offer to the consultants they employ. Before you land the job, however, you need to impress the recruiter.

Most consulting firms provide a lot of information about their history, company structure, culture and core values, industries in which they specialise, corporate leaders, career options, work benefits, office locations, and important clients, on their website. The more you know about the company, the easier it will be for you to formulate good answers to questions regarding your motivation and the value you can bring to the organisation. In job interviews, this can make a huge difference between you and other candidates with similar skills and experience, who may look just as good as you on paper.

When you are doing the research, do not stop at the company website. Join industry forums and see what your peers have to say about working for individual firms in Australia, what their experiences were, and how they differ from one firm, industry sector, area of expertise, and location, to another. Some companies offer better hours or more money, while others will expose you to better opportunities. It is up to you to find out which consulting firm will suit you best before you apply.

Join the consultant forum at, find the latest consulting opportunities in Australia on our job board and read consultancy firms profiles:

Accenture Company Profile

A.T. Kearney Company Profile

Bain & Company Profile

BearingPoint Company Profile

Booz & Company Profile

Capgemini Company Profile

Deloitte Company Profile

Ernst & Young Company Profile

IBM Australia Company Profile

KPMG Company Profile

L.E.K. Consulting Company Profile

McKinsey Company Profile

Partners in Performance Company Profile

PricewaterhouseCoopers Company Profile

The Boston Consulting Group

Third Horizon Company Profile

Towers Watson Company Profile

Velrada Company Profile