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In May 2011, Ross Smith and Lachlan Maltby formed Smith & Maltby Accountants, located at 17 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine, Victoria.


Our foundations have been built on a desire to provide exceptional services to our client base. We establish, build and maintain our relationships to provide our business, accounting and taxation services to the highest standards.

Ross and Lachlan’s experience and qualifications have developed an outstanding partnership which is servicing a wide client base in Australia and overseas.  Where required we utilise local facilities and services to assist our client base. We ensure our associates provide excellent standards when we seek professional services.

With a combined 35 years’ experience in the taxation and business consulting areas, our team now offer various taxation and accounting services to our client base.


We also offer services for setting up your Xero account, conversion and training, including ongoing support.


Lachlan Maltby

Lachlan has completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at La Trobe University and the Institute of Chartered Accountants course. Lachlan specialises in taxation and business services for small to large businesses and has 19 years Public Practice experience. 

Lachlan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is a Registered Tax Agent.

Ross Smith

Ross has a strong background in the banking and financial services industry that has seen him gain over 20 years experience in Public Practice. Ross services a wide ranging client base in accounting and taxation services.

Ross holds a Masters in Business Administration (Professional Accounting), a Diploma of Financial Services and is a Registered Tax Agent.


Belinda Kraulis

Alison Maltby

Belinda commenced with the Smith & Maltby team in July 2017 upon the move to our larger offices in Hargraves Street. Belinda is the friendly face you will see at reception and manages our office administration.

Brett Cole

Brett Cole

Brooke Williams

Brett has completed a Bachelor of Business at La Trobe University. Since graduating Brett has accumulated over 15 years’ worth of experience in industry and public practice.


Brett has excellent knowledge of Xero and can provide assistance with taxation and accounting services.

While undertaking her university studies Brooke began in the Administration team at Smith & Maltby Accountants.

Graduating in 2017 from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Commerce, Brooke is now continuing with our team in a Accountants role. 

You may see Alison at reception, filing or completing the latest task needing attention at the Smith and Maltby Office. Alison has extensive knowledge in Business Administration, Human Resources and Office Management. 

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