Trent Austin

Principal and Senior Adviser

DFP, FPA (AFP), SMSF Specialist Advisor


Trent has completed a Diploma of Financial Planning through Deakin University and has been in the financial services industry for more than 24 years. Trent has attained SMSF Specialist Adviser accreditation with the SMSF Professionals Association of Australia (SPAA) and is a Practitioner Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

Over the past 24 years Trent has gained considerable experience in a number of varying disciplines. The last 15 years has seen Trent either consulting to financial planning businesses as well as running his own financial planning practice where he has found his true passion and remains to this day.

Specialising in dealing with the Self Employed and pre-and-post retiree clients has led to Trent specialising in Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF's), and as such, prides himself on keeping informed of complex government and industry changes and enjoys solving problems related to tax, business structuring, superannuation and estate planning.

Trent can provide advice across all facets of financial affairs for individuals and businesses, with a view to maximising a client's personal wealth from their business and converting that to a financially secure retirement.



Paul Sholl

Director and Senior Adviser

AFP, BComm, ADFS (Financial Planning)


Paul's enthusiasm for his work is highly evident from the first time you meet him. He is passionate and committed to his work and has over 19 years experience in the financial services industry. He goes the 'extra-mile' for his clients and takes pride in finding effective solutions for his client's financial needs.

Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce, an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) from Deakin University and is a Financial Planning Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia. With these accreditations and his extensive experience, Paul is well qualified to help clients achieve their personal financial goals.

Paul's passion is helping people, he takes pride in finding solutions for client's needs, including:

- cashflow and lending strategies to buy a home or investment property
- making sure individuals and families have the right personal insurance cover
- bringing superannuation and investment strategies into focus
- helping the 45% of Australians who don't have a valid will get one
- helping people retire and enjoy life after work
- helping people navigate complex Centrelink rules
- assisting individuals and families with Age Care strategies and advice
- working closely with our Accounting team to maximise your personal situation

When not at work Paul's enthusiasm and passion is devoted to his family and keeping fit. Paul is the father of two beautiful girls.




Kimberley Higgins

Office Manager


Since joining our business in early 2014 after a sea change from the country, Kimberley has fast become an integral part of the team at Austin's Financial Solutions in her role as our Office Manager.  Often being one of the first points of contact for our clients, her experience and great people skills are used to assist with our client queries. 

Applying her past office administration experience, client service,  organisational skills and personal drive, Kimberley assists Trent and Paul ensuring the Austin's Financial Solutions office continues to provide the higest quality service to our new and existing clients.

Amanda Wilson

Client Service Manager


Amanda has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years.  Amanda joined Austin's from one of Australia's leading banking and financial service providers.  Amanda's experience within the industry has given her an edge when it comes to looking after our clients.  Amanda brings a strong work ethic, a great attention to detail and a very customer focused approach.  

Applying her strong industry experience and ability to juggle multiple tasks (only a mother of three truly understands), Amanda assists our clients and ensures that they receive the best outcome possible from their experience with Austin's.

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Level 6, Suite 606
20 Bungan St
Mona Vale NSW 2103

02 9997 4701

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