Michelle Bennett

Partner, Indirect Tax

Speciality Taxes


A Melbourne-based Tax Partner with a focus on indirect taxes, Michelle has extensive expertise in the application of GST, Stamp Duty and Land Tax.

Michelle’s goal is to ensure that indirect taxes are managed smoothly and efficiently, freeing her clients to focus on their business.

With twenty-five years’ experience in legal and accounting firms, Michelle works across a broad range of commercial and property transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructures and inbound investments.

Michelle has a focus on property and infrastructure investments, mining, manufacturing, private equity acquisitions and integrations, and effectively managing interactions with the revenue authorities across the business lifecycle.

Prior to BDO, Michelle was a Partner at a global accounting firm, providing solutions and managing GST and state tax risks. Long-term secondments to two of Australia’s largest banks has provided Michelle with a genuine understanding of the practical issues of tax compliance in a complex commercial environment.


  • State taxes
  • Stamp duty
  • GST
  • Market takeovers
  • Privatisations
  • Initial public offering
  • Public-private partnerships


  • Infrastructure investments
  • Energy and utilities
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Private equity


  • Master’s Degree, Tax Law / Taxation
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Commerce / Law


  • Chartered Tax Adviser – Tax Institute
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in the states of Victoria and NSW