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The ECU Tax Clinic

Welcome to the ECU Tax Clinic

The ECU Tax Clinic (ECUTC) aims to assist unrepresented taxpayers in meeting or complying with their taxation affairs.

The ECUTC is a friendly, student-run clinic where you will receive advice from Edith Cowan University taxation students under the supervision of experienced tax practitioners. The clinic operates from Perth and Carnarvon.

Apply now to get free, confidential and professional assistance with your tax affairs.

A Government Funded Initiative supported by the Shire of Carnarvon

The ECU Tax Clinic is supported by the Australian Government and the Shire of Carnarvon. It is part of the national tax clinic government funded initiative that operates independently from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

The ECU Tax Clinic acknowledges and appreciates the Shire of Carnarvon’s support in approving a fee waiver for the hire of the Carnarvon Library Meeting Room for the operation of the ECU Tax Clinic in Carnarvon.

Services Available – Joondalup and Carnarvon

We may be able to assist you if you meet the eligibility criteria below:

  • You are currently unrepresented (do not have a tax agent)
  • You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident (students are considered residents for Tax purposes)
  • You need help with your tax affairs providing it’s for returns between 2014/15 and 2022

What we may be able to help you with

How to apply for:

  • Taxfile number
  • ABN
  • GST
  • Remission of penalties


  • Your current and prior year’s tax returns through MyGov

Assistance with:

  • Work-related tax deductions
  • Negotiating a Payment Plan for the ATO tax debt

Preparation/lodgement of:

  • Individual Tax Return under registered tax agent portal

Applying for assistance

The clinic is open Tuesdays from 9.30am to 4pm. Video appointments available.

Please apply for assistance by filling in the form below if you would like to discuss your matter with one of our skilled student volunteers.

ECU Tax Clinic hours

View of the meeting room through the window

Perth Joondalup

Semester 1 bookings are now closed.

Tuesdays from 9.30am to 4.00pm during semester 2.

Wednesdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm during semester 2.

School of Business and Law
Building 2 Ground Level – Rooms 141,142,143
270 Joondalup Dr, JOONDALUP, WA 6027


Tuesdays from 9.30am to 4.00pm during semester time.

Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery
18 Egan Street, CARNARVON, WA 6701


Women shaking hands at a meeting

ECU Tax Clinic Staff

  • ECU Tax Clinic Coordinator – Associate Professor Prafula Pearce
  • ECU Tax Clinic Academic Staff - Dr Clare Tai
  • ECU Tax Clinic Registered Tax Agent Perth – Dhvani Thakkar
  • ECU Tax Clinic Representative Carnarvon – Dr Lex Fullarton
  • ECU Tax Clinic Student Supervisor - Emma Riley
  • ECU Tax Clinic Professional Staff – Jack Clune

Email Tax Clinic ECU Joondalup:
Email Tax Clinic Carnarvon:

You can also contact the ECU Tax Clinic at both Joondalup and Carnarvon during opening hours on Tuesdays on 6304 6190.

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