About Bob Woodward & Associates

Bob Woodward & Associates commenced business in Darwin in mid-1982, and has been providing professional services ever since. The team is highly qualified to deal with all your MYOB and BAS needs - at an affordable rate

The Principal and Managing Director, Bob Woodward is a fully-trained accountant with further qualifications in economics, management and marketing.

His wife and fellow director, Roxy Woodward, is a Doctor of Psychology (USA), who specializes in high level recruitment and testing.

Bob Woodward also has many years of experience working with Aboriginal people, in mining, cattle and tourism ventures in the Northern Territory.

Prior to the formation of BWA, Bob Woodward worked in senior accounting and management positions, with such well-known companies as Ansett Airlines, Metals Exploration and Flinders Petroleum; General Motors - Holdens and the Ford Motor Company, before joining Price Waterhouse in Darwin, to manage first the Management Consulting division; before taking over PW’s Receivership and Liquidations assignments.

Bob Woodward has acted as the accountant and financial advisor to several important Aboriginal institutions, including those involved in Housing and Health, for more than a quarter of a century.

BWA has also run the CDEP Payroll and Accounting for the Daly River Region, cantered on Peppimenarti, and has completed management and accounting assignments from the Tiwi Land Council for the Barra Base Lodge and Tiwi Tours, with the Tiwi Tourism Authority.

BWA is well-equipped for remote work, with two 4WD vehicles, satellite phone, and HF radio for remote communications. Our staff is accustomed to flying in light aircraft and helicopters, and handling boats.

BWA is experienced in assisting with submissions in relation to Aboriginal Land Council Licence applications under S.19 ALRA 1976 (NT). BWA can also guide and assist with Cultural and and Sacred Site registration checks and notifications required.

Bob Woodward also set up and ran an award-winning tourism business called Aussie Adventure Holidays, a market leader in Darwin, which was later sold to a major international tour operator. Aussie Adventure Holidays not only ran tours to the Top End’s most popular tourist destinations, Kakadu and Litchfield national parks, but also introduced international visitors to Indigenous culture at the Peppimenarti Aboriginal community and the Tiwi Islands.

Bob Woodward served for a total of twelve years as a Judge and Chairman of the prestigious Northern Territory Brolga Awards, a part of the annual Australian Tourism Awards.

Our Staff

BWA employs a small, high professional staff plus administration assistants.

BWA Office Manager Kerry Mitchell has many years of varied experience in bookkeeping, payroll, governance and logistics.

BWA MYOB Consulting Manager Sue Berger is a member of ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) Qualified in Certificate IV in Financial Service (Bookkeeping) and is a MYOB Certified Consultant and a Registered BAS Agent in her own right.

BWA Bookkeeper Lilli Bisbal has more than 30 years experience in administration, bookkeeping, airline administration, logistics and management of our courier business.

BWA Graduate Kerbie Woodward has obtained Bachelor of Commerce and Accounting degrees, including Taxation.

 

Darwin in a nutshell

When you read the newspapers these days you might believe that Western Australia is where the boom in Australia’s economy is happening, probably because it has a larger population and a bigger GDP. However, it is the Northern Territory where it is all happening. And Darwin in particular.

Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory and is located in the northern tropical area of the continent. It sits on a vast harbour and is surrounded on three sides by the sea, a city renowned for its relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

The INPEX gas project site in Darwin is the largest construction site in the country at the moment -- and it is currently Japan’s largest ever overseas investment. Five Dutch dredges, the largest in the world, are dredging the harbour up to the plant site which is located near Palmerston, further up than Darwin’s new port.

Darwin’s port is also the export centre for Australia’s meat industry, agriculture and North Australia’s valuable minerals: in mining and energy Darwin has world standing.

You may not have known it, but the Northern Territory is responsible for a third of Australia’s exports. The city has also established itself as a centre for the fishing industry and boasts an important tourism industry as a gateway to Arnhemland and two leading national parks, Kakadu and Litchfield.

With its proximity to Asia, Darwin International Airport is well connected to Dili, East Timor, Denpasar and Kupang, Indonesia, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Singapore. Bali is just two hours away; Singapore, four. This makes for easy access and connections to the rest of Asia and beyond.

Darwin also enjoys direct domestic services with Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Cairns and Alice Springs. Perhaps the most unforgettable way to get to Darwin is by train: the legendary Ghan runs twice-weekly services from Adelaide via Alice Springs.

Darwin experiences warm, sunny weather for most of the year. Maximum temperatures average around 32° C. In the dry season, from May to October, cool nights punctuate the reliably warm, sunny days. At the end of the year, the build-up, or pre-monsoon season, begins and humidity starts to rise, something most people adapt to fairly quickly.

In 1974, Cyclone Tracy descended on Darwin, destroying more than 90 percent of all the buildings in the city and killing 66 people. Since then all new buildings in town have been built to cyclone-proof standards.

With an average age of around thirty, Darwin is a young city full of energy and optimism, and its diverse population of around 120,000 gives the place a buzz unlike anywhere else in Australia.

All in all, not a bad place to run a business.

Company Registrations

Bob Woodward and Associates [BWA] trades as a Registered Business name and is owned by Bob Woodward Holdings Pty Ltd (ACN: 009 633 327) a fully owned and run Australian company, whose Shareholders and Directors are Bob Woodward and Beatriz Roxana Woodward.

ABN: 54 009 633 327 Bankers: ANZ Bank Insurers: TIO Insurance

Publications

Bob Woodward has published a photographic book on his family’s experiences in running tours to the Aboriginal communities of the Northern Territory over the years. Check it out here.