About Us

At Merit Partners we share our knowledge and expertise, strive to build long term client relationships and provide solutions to minimise risk and add value.

As a leading Darwin based Chartered Accounting firm we provide a full range of services, covering audit and assurance, tax, accounting, superannuation, business and management advice.

Merit Partners commenced operation in March 2004 when we took over the existing Ernst & Young Australia Darwin office. Until then Ernst & Young had maintained an office in Darwin for 25 years and enjoyed an enviable reputation within the Northern Territory as a provider of high quality accounting services. Merit Partners continues this legacy.

The Directors have gained a wealth of commercial knowledge and experience internationally, nationally and locally. Together with our team of professional and support staff, we offer personable and dedicated accounting services.

The diversity of our clients’ industries and turnover is a testament to the depth and breadth of our expertise across major industries and complexities of business structures. Where specialist engagements require further technical assistance and/or additional industry expertise we call on the services of Ernst & Young Australia, with whom we have a national affiliation through our Technical Services Agreement.

Our Vision is to be a successful and respected professional services firm.

Our Mission is to exceed our clients’ expectations while maintaining a high degree of professionalism in everything we do and investing in our people and our culture.

A work-life balance is not only desirable, it is a necessity. The Northern Territory is a fantastic place to live, offering a relaxed lifestyle, diverse culture, unique adventures and amazing opportunities.


Business size

101-500 employees


Commercial presence