I have been a client of Leon Phillips and Pacific Star from the company’s inception in 1998, with Pacific Star managing all of my super funds, life and income protection insurances. 

Pacific Star have always helped me keep abreast of all super and insurance developments over the years, tailoring the right solutions for myself as my family circumstances changed.

As a testimony to why I would recommend Leon and his team is that on December 2, 2014, disastrously my wife (not a client of Pacific Star) had a major motor vehicle accident resulting in a traumatic brain injury.

When the situation settled down and she was recovering in rehab, Leon and Monta assisted me in identifying my wife’s total and permanent disability insurance policy within her super fund (something I was unaware of). They also assisted me in navigating my way through the mountain of required paperwork to make a policy claim. The help they provided (which was outside of any non-client responsibility) enabled our family to receive the insurance policies financial support in the shortest time frame.

In a chaotic and busy time for our young family, Leon, Tracy and Monta stood up for us and I am very grateful for the care and consideration they showed.

Many thanks again,

Nigel Bullen.


My partner and I had reached a point where we needed to assess the best way to handle what savings and investments we had as well as consider planning for the future and retirement. I had recently noticed an advertisement relating to the services that Pacific Star Financial Planning had to offer. After contacting Monta and Leon, we were provided with a questionnaire to determine our current situation and what we would like to achieve and in what time frame. The information provided to Leon also assisted us in understanding where savings and benefits could be made. We had many questions and concerns, and after the introductory and subsequent follow-up meetings, we felt comfortable that we had received sound and balanced advice. All changes that we have made to superannuation and insurances were handled efficiently by Leon, who is always friendly and approachable and available to answer questions or to explain processes if required. It is through Leon’s advice and contacts that we have been able to purchase an investment property which is something that had never entered our minds. We feel that Leon will continue to monitor our situation and provide trustworthy advice on a regular basis.


In 2004 we were fortunate enough to be introduced to Leon Phillips of Pacific Star Financial Planning based in Sydney. Shortly after, Leon became our advisor and to date has provided us with a unique, friendly and personalised service.

In 2005 we relocated to Adelaide and Leon maintained his role as our advisor and providing us with bi-annual home visits, regular phone calls and emails to ensure our financial affairs are performing well.

Leon has provided outstanding service and advice for us. He goes above and beyond the expected services of your typical advisor.

Leon has been confident and consistent with his advice, he explores all opportunities available and provides us with regular recommendations.

Leon isn’t just an advisor, we also consider him a friend. Someone who will remain in our lives for years to come.

We have no hesitation in recommending his services to others.


To whom it concerns,

My wife and I were introduced to Leon several years ago. We have been more than satisfied with his easy and professional manner.

Nothing is too difficult for him, in fact he would visit us in Coffs Harbour to actually sign documents.

We have been very happy with the performance of our superannuation portfolio and insurances (after a previous unprofitable relationship with another planner).

We have in fact comfortably referred several friends who have also been more than happy with the services of Leon Phillips and Pacific Star Financial Planning.

In a nut shell we value the relationship and are very satisfied.


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Leon Phillips of Pacific Star Financial Planning has been my personal financial adviser for over fifteen years. During this time he has provided expert advice on trauma, income protection and life insurance.

He has also displayed an in-depth knowledge and understanding of superannuation and the associated tax implications, Leon has given advice with a view to maximising returns, spreading risk, and reducing fees. He has provided valuable advice on how to effectively manage my income.

At all times Leon has been prompt in responding to inquiries and in the completion of documentation and communicating with the relevant organisations. Leon has a friendly, competent and professional manner and I am most happy to recommend his financial planning services.


Hi Leon,

We just wanted to drop you line and tell you how happy we are with your services. It is wonderful to be able to speak to someone who explains our super and investments in language we understand.

We feel part of the process and comfortable with the way our money is invested. Your advice has been invaluable and we look forward to a happy and stress free retirement.

More than that though, we love the personal, caring attention we receive from you and your staff.

Nothing is ever a problem, we always feel that everything is completely upfront, and how amazing in this day and age – our phone calls and enquiries are ALWAYS returned and answered promptly.

We feel that not only have we acquired a financial advisor who we have great confidence in but at the same time we have gained a truly trustworthy friend, who cares about us and our future. We would recommend you and your team to anyone looking for security in their retirement.

Many thanks,

Greg and Carol.


Leon gets to know his clients and is able to work for them and their financial goals in a way that meets their needs exactly. He knows his subject well and cuts through the maze of information fog that often stops people from trying to find the best financial product. I recommending him without hesitation.
– Dr Carmelo Aquilina


Like so many other conservative investors entering retirement I was caught by the chaos and distress of the effects of the GFC on my super and retirement arrangements.

However, with the professional assistance offered by Leon Phillips and his team the task of restructuring and rebuilding has made good progress over the past year.

I imagine circumstances vary from client to client but Leon’s grasp of the options and avenues available has provided the measure of financial planning knowledge I think all retirees are seeking.

The lessons of recent years have left a legacy of uncertainty in the investment world. Having confidence in your financial adviser is a key consideration.

I think it’s worth having a talk to Leon. He’s not afraid of tough questions and he will make every effort to help you secure your financial future.

After all, that’s his business.


To Whom It May Concern,

Mr Leon Phillips, the Principal of Pacific Star Financial Planning, and a qualified and associate member of the Australian Financial Planning Association has been my personal financial planner for the past 3 years and I would be pleased to make the following comments and observations with respect to his services, which were recommended to me by a trusted neighbour & professional colleague.

We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.