closeconsulting

Trusted HR Consultants
In Melbourne

Empowering Employers and Employees: Your Trusted Consultants for Navigating the Employment Relationship.

Your Employment Relationship Experts

For over 17 years we’ve been helping employers and employees navigate the employment relationship.

Our mission is to create fairer workplaces for everybody and ensure businesses and staff get the professional advice and support they need.

Whether you’re a small business that needs general HR consulting advice, or a worker who’s been unfairly dismissed, you’ll feel confident working with Close Consulting.

Our Services

Our expertise lies in a comprehensive range of HR consulting services, designed to safeguard your rights and ensure a fair and just working environment.

Unfair Dismissals

Claim management, representation & advice.

Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)

Policy creation & accident prevention.

General Protections

Claim management, representation & advice.

Underpayment Claims

Underpayment claim support & advice.

Dispute resolution

Professional mediation services.

Redundancies

Insolvency and restructuring support.

Small business HR consulting

HR Consulting for small businesses.

Supporting Small
Businesses and Employees With HR

We’re your external HR team and can provide you with expert advice on all your HR matters.

15 +
Years Experience

2
Consultants

5
Stars On Google

Why Choose Close Consulting?

When you’re dealing with a complicated employment matter, you need industry experience, but exceptional service is equally as important.

We pride ourselves on offering a highly personalised service tailored to you. 

You’ll never have to worry about being put on hold or waiting for a callback, and we aren’t a law firm so our fee structure is both reasonable and flexible.

Boutique & Personalised

You deserve top-tier customer service. As a boutique firm, every client works closely with either Leo (Director & Principal Consultant) or Cameron (Associate) who handles your case from start to finish.

 

Knowing you always pick up the phone and speak directly with your consultant is essential for sensitive matters.

Big & Small Cases

We’ve worked on everything from class actions to individual unfair dismissal claims for casual workers, along with high-profile professional cases.

 

There is no case too big or small for Close Consulting.

Flexible Fee Structure

Unlike law firms, our fee structure can be arranged to suit your particular case, providing a cost-effective alternative to employing a lawyer.

Your HR Team

LEO CLOSE

LEO CLOSE

Director

I established Close Consulting in 2007 as a small, boutique practice providing HR generalist advice to small business owners and individuals in Melbourne. In line with our growth over the past 13 years, we now provide specialised, professional and customer focussed advice across a wide variety of industries including aviation, higher education, retail, aged care and health.

CAMERON MC INNES

Associate

Cameron brings a wealth of experience to Close Consulting following an extensive career in the Technical, Quality and Production Management fields within the construction and civil engineering industries. Advancing from cadet to manager required identifying growth opportunities.

What Our Clients Say

Jordan Treloar

“Leo and Close Consulting give us confidence in employing and retaining or dismissing staff. I effectively call them our external HR department. Even right down to having confidence with regards to workplace incidents and dispute handling. They’ve been just wonderful to us, it helps us sleep better at night.”

William Reddy

“I was referred to Close Consulting for my unfair dismissal. I knew that I was in good hands. Leo and Cameron, made the process easy and stress-free for me. Their Professionalism and Gentlemen like manner was amazing. The outcome was a success. I would highly recommend Close Consulting for anyone out there who needs this service.”

Jen Wiggins

“Cameron and Leo are the best people to have in your corner when you are going through a tough time. They genuinely care about you and go the extra mile. I would not be where I am today without their support and the service they provided. (And if I could give them more stars I would).”

Energy & Utilities Industry
Public Services
Real Estate
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Experience Across Various Industries

We’ve worked across a variety of industries including:

  • Retail
  • Real Estate
  • Hospitality
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Public Services

With such a broad range of experience, we’ve likely worked on a case similar to yours. This means better representation and advice that’s personalised to your industry.

Georgia Vass
Georgia Vass
2023-08-21
A family friend recommended Close Consulting and could not speak highly enough of Leo and Cam. I initially sent an email with my inquiry and got a response the same day to set up a time for a discussion. During this chat, Cam answered all my questions and I instantly felt at ease with the plan he put forward. He was prompt in meeting my deadlines and getting the job done to the standard I required. Cam went above and beyond to ensure that he assisted me with my initial queries, as well as any other items that arose along the way. Cam brainstormed questions that I had not considered and went on to provide me with further information and support as a result. I feel comfortable and relaxed knowing I can reach out to the team at Close Consulting for anything I might need in regards to the running of my business. I would highly recommend their services.
Megan Cini
Megan Cini
2023-06-24
When you are going through a hard time with work, Cameron and Leo will save the day!! They are professionals! We received the outcome and then some thanks to the guys. Not only are they confident, straight to the point, they also show empathy with a mix of bad dad jokes! Thanks for saving our day!!
Grace Wakefield
Grace Wakefield
2023-05-30
I must say that the services of the Close Consulting Company with Leo and Cameron has been a phenomenal experience. Their expert advice and procedures have been one of the best I’ve ever experienced. They handled my case with great understanding and precision and knew exactly where to take it from there. They took all the pressure and stresses off my shoulders and made the process as smooth as possible with clear indications and understating. I highly and confidently recommend putting your trust in the hands of Leo and Cameron. Once again, thank you for handling my case so thoroughly and achieving such a great outcome. You are surely the best!
Emily Moric
Emily Moric
2023-05-28
I was unfairly dismissed from my full-time position due to mental health and I felt so helpless. Cameron and Leo have gone well above and beyond to help and support me with my matter and not only did I get my job back, but I had the pleasure to work with such lovely and down to earth people. Can't possibly thank you enough!
Jordan Treloar
Jordan Treloar
2023-05-27
Leo and Close Consulting give us confidence in employing and retaining or dismissing staff. I effectively call them our external HR department. Even right down to having confidence with regards to workplace incidents and dispute handling. They’ve been just wonderful to us, it helps us sleep better at night.
Alena Raj
Alena Raj
2023-04-12
Cameron’s expertise and attention to detail was next to none. I felt completely at ease in his hands, given the circumstances and level of distress being faced, he was reassuring and was a pillar of strength! Extremely professional, couldn’t recommend him highly enough! Shout out of course also to Leo who was quietly working in the background, what an incredible company fighting the good fight! No need for lawyers in such situations when you have these guys, absolutely amazing!
Melanie Callander
Melanie Callander
2022-12-02
Thanks Close Consulting for helping to resolve my outstanding superannuation issue. The situation was tricky but Cameron was experienced, kind and patient and made the process less difficult for me. Cameron dealt with the organisation calmly and professionally and followed up with me until the matter was successfully resolved. Highly recommend.
james dungan
james dungan
2022-11-13
Had a difficult case but got there in the end, definitely ask for Cameron and you will be satisfied, ty again
Kylie Christmas
Kylie Christmas
2022-11-05
I had the opportunity to speak to both Leo and Cam and I cannot speak more highly of their professionalism and knowledge of the of WorkCover legalities not to mention quick replies to any questions I had. Absolutely recommend
Cassie Mason
Cassie Mason
2022-11-05
Leo and Cameron were fantastic dealing with our issue. They alleviated all our stress and dealt with the other party to relieve our anxiety in the matter. They took on all the heavy lifting and let us do our lifting in the gym! Leo and Cameron kept us updated throughout the process and answered all our questions, explaining everything along the way in terms we understood. They were highly professional in all matters and we do not hesitate in recommending their services to others. Thank you so much for all your help guys, you made an extremely difficult and stressful time much easier on us all.

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