Proximity

About us

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We are a leading provider of integrated consulting, legal and commercial services to government and large organisations. 

We are based in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, but we’re able to work wherever you are.

We collaborate with you to overcome challenges and achieve excellent outcomes. By creating an exceptional workplace culture, we equip our people with the confidence and knowledge to find the ‘right fit’ solution for your needs. 

Empowering people to do extraordinary work for the betterment of our community.

We advise on projects from start to finish. We are multidisciplinary and we offer the full suite of support.

We’re passionate about the work we achieve together. We’re known for breaking the mould and working with our clients to unveil what is possible. We achieve maximum impact for each project by customising our service delivery for each project’s needs.  

Our philosophy follows two simple ideas:  

  1. We recognise high performance teams are collaborative, generous and transparent so we cultivate an exceptional workplace culture.
  1. Through our culture we attract a team of highly accomplished professionals who enjoy their work and have the experience and autonomy to succeed.

This means we are a bold organisation, leading the market in service delivery, business management and staff engagement.

We are
genuinely
different.

The Proximity difference means: 

  • You won’t need to engage multiple providers on projects
  • You’ll have a customised service delivery experience
  • The team you work with will be handpicked to meet your project’s needs, with the right skills and the right size
  • You will experience efficient delivery, through industry best practice and innovative approaches
  • Integrity and traceability throughout the engagement
  • You can have complete confidence that the outcome is delivered, with value for money
  • As an Australian owned company, we are able to work wherever you are.

Our values are embedded in everything we do. Our values reflect who we are and what we stand for.

Genuine people 

We are the people you want to work with.


Bold approach 

We think differently, we’re innovative and wide open to new ideas.


Helpful outcomes 

We provide helpful outcomes and generously share our experience and knowledge.


Vision

To be the best provider of integrated consulting, commercial and legal services to government and large organisations.

We achieve this by being the first choice for people who value solving challenges together; with the skills, scale and personal touch to enable our people, clients, and communities to go further.

We are the momentum that helps our clients go further.

Proximity is a government first provider of multidisciplinary services, but our remit is much wider. We’ve helped clients in industry, the financial services sector, utilities, and the not-for-profit sector.

Our list of clients is as long as it is broad. It includes Defence, Human Services and everything in between, such as infrastructure, justice, digital transformation, complex policy, regulatory and service delivery portfolios.

Our clients come in all shapes and sizes.

We have worked with all major Commonwealth public sector agencies and across every area of government including:

  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Home Affairs
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Department of Health
  • Services Australia
  • Department of Social Services

Proximity has also worked with a range of State and Territory Government clients.

We invest significantly in our partnerships to form fully integrated and multidiscplinary teams and provide one stop solutions to clients.

Stronger together

We work with a broad range of professionals to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our partner companies span finance, management consulting, technology and engineering.

We use a diverse range of suppliers including minority-owned, women-owned, disability-inclusive, as well as small and micro businesses for printing, design and merchandise.

Proximity and Hall & Wilcox

We work with Hall & Wilcox to provide all levels of government a smarter approach to legal and commercial advisory services.

Collectively, Hall & Wilcox and Proximity bring depth and breadth of relevant expertise, together with a strong understanding of the public sector, its drivers and its sensitivities.

The collaboration between Hall & Wilcox and Proximity provides:

  • A strong understanding of the public sector landscape – federal, state and local
  • Embedded public sector relationships
  • A significant presence in all major Australian cities
  • Tailored delivery methods including advisory, project teams and on-site secondments
  • Deep and relevant expertise in all relevant areas of legal practice – including commercial, disputes, workplace, procurement, real estate, insurance, projects, tax and competition.

Panels

We’re easy to work with

  • Airservices Australia Procurement and Resources
  • Australian Government ABS Privacy Services Panel
  • Australian Government AFP Capability Support Services Panel
  • Australian Government Aged Care Policy Panel
  • Australian Government DTA Cloud Services Panel
  • Australian Government DTA Digital Marketplace
  • Australian Government Governance and Executive Search Panel
  • Australian Government Legal Service Panel
  • Defence Negotiation Services Panel
  • Defence Support Services Panel
  • Western Sydney Airport Professional Services Panel
  • ACT Government Legal Services Panel
  • ACT Government Light Rail Stage 2 Advisors Panel
  • ACT Professional Advisory Services Panel
  • NSW Local Government Legal Panel
  • Victorian eServices Register
  • Victorian Professional Advisory Services Panel

Awards & recognition

We are award winning

WinnerMy Business Awards2020

Professional Services Business of the Year

FinalistAustralian Financial Review

BOSS Best Places to Work List

Finalist2021

NewLaw Firm of the Year

Finalist2021

Employer of Choice

Finalist2021

Pro Bono Program of the Year

Finalist2021

Government Team of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Diversity Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

New Law Firm of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Employer of Choice

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Pro Bono Program of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Government Team of the Year

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2017

Government Team of the Year

Finalist2017

Top 10 Procurement Consulting / Professional Services Companies

Finalist2017

ALPMA / Lexis Nexis Thought Leadership Awards

WinnerAustralasian Lawyer Magazine2016

Top 30 Innovative Firms of the Year

WinnerAustralian Law Awards2016

Australian Boutique Firm of the Year

WinnerAPAC Insider Legal Awards2015

WinnerAustralia (Acquisition International Legal Awards)2015

Contracting Law Firm of the Year