Professional Wear Accountants Team

Who We Are

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Here is our team of dedicated professional advisors who have been working together for many years. They are here to work closely with you to give you the support you need.

Mercury Mel Principal Chartered Tax Advisor
Mel Wear


  Mel Wear is the principal of Wear Accountants, a new firm established in July 2019. With more than 25 years of experience in public practice as a business adviser, tax professional and accountant, Mel is passionate about helping clients to maximise profits, legitimately reduce tax, and protect their assets. Mel is a Chartered Tax Advisor of the Tax Institute, and Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants. Mel holds a Master of Taxation degree (UNSW), and Bachelor of Commerce degree (USQ). She also holds a Diploma of Financial Services (FINSIA). Mel has a diverse client base of small to medium businesses, family businesses, self-funded retirees, and high net worth individuals. Throughout her career, Mel has worked with businesses across a wide range of industries – including thoroughbreds, farming, building and development, manufacturing, tradies, medico’s, not-for-profits, and many many more… Clients appreciate Mel’s professional and approachable manner, and her dedication to always having their best interests at heart. Contact Mel to get a complimentary tax review, to see how we can help you and to get a second opinion on where you are with your business and taxes.

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Claire Nolan-Epplere


  Claire Nolan-Epplere is a Senior Accountant at Wear Accountants. Claire has over 16 years’ experience in the accounting industry, and has a love of acronyms, being a qualified  Chartered Accountant (CA) specialising in SME’s and SMSF’s. Basically, Claire loves working with businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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Matt Fender Accountant
Matt Fender


Matt Fender is an Accountant at Wear Accountants. Matt is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has over 5 years’ experience in the accounting industry, after making the change from hospitality business development. Matt has a real passion for working closely with clients to manage and achieve their goals…and subjecting the office to his afternoon tone-deaf singing!

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Linda Hopkinson


  Linda Hopkinson is a Senior Accountant at Wear Accountants and has held a Chartered Accountant qualification for 22 years. Linda has been working across public practice, digital commerce, property development, and financial services. Her experience spans from small businesses to large, publicly listed groups which means Linda has a significant understanding of the more complex corporate accounting and tax issues. Linda is an avid coffee drinker, and you can always find her at her desk with a warm cuppa and a big smile. Caffeine + numbers = happiness!

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Sharon Caling Cleint Services Coordinator
Sharon Caling


  Sharon Caling is a Client Services Co-Ordinator at Wear Accountants. Sharon has an extensive background in client services, having worked for over 18 years in a management position in the retail industry as well as her family’s business. She has also recently completed her Cert IV in Bookkeeping. Sharon takes a great deal of care in her work to ensure clients are supported and we can deliver the best possible outcomes.  

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Tracey Waddell Co-Ordinator
Tracey Waddell


  Tracey Waddell is a Corporate Services Co-ordinator and Bookkeeper at Wear Accountants. Tracey has over 25 years of experience having worked in various industries, giving her a diverse skill set in bookkeeping, corporate services and administration management. Tracey has completed a Cert IV in Bookkeeping, Cert in Governance Practice, is a Xero Certified Advisor, and an ASIC guru. Tracey enjoys working with clients to keep their accounts up to date and on track. Tracey likes all things organised and balanced, so we know she’s working in the right profession!  

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Next Step

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If you’d like to find out more, then we have two ways to help you out.


  • You can download our free 28-point checklist that shows you everything you should be doing to stay compliant, minimise tax, protect your assets and manage your finances CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD


  • You can book your 15-minute discovery session call to find out IF and HOW we can help you and then, if relevant, we’ll book your complimentary tax review – click here.
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Download your free 28-point checklist on staying compliant, minimising tax, protecting your assets and managing your finances.


Book your 15-minute discovery session call to find out IF and HOW we can help you and then, if relevant, we’ll book your complimentary tax review.

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