Many people are confused about what sort of advisor to engage to get advice. I have made a brief and incomplete summary below of various areas related to property investing. Summary Buyer’s agent services – licenced buyers agents. Conveyancing – registered conveyancers/settlement agents (in some states) or lawyers. Credit – Only Australian Credit Licence (ACL) holders or ACL representatives. Insurance – Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) or being an authorised representative of an AFSL holder. Financial Advice – AFSL holders or an authorised representative of an AFSL holder = Financial Planners or Financial Advisors. Land Tax – only lawyers. Legal Advice – lawyers (solicitors and barristers), but also some other groups can advise on some aspects, such as Tax Agents can advise on taxation law (commonwealth), Conveyancers can advise on certain aspects of property law. Property Investing – legally anyone can advise as there are no restrictions. Property sale or purchase – licenced real estate agents. Stamp Duty – only lawyers. SMSF – only an AFSL holder. There is a limited exemption for Accountants. Superannuation – only an AFSL holder. Tax Returns – registered tax agents. Accountants cannot give tax advice unless they are also tax agents, or lawyers. Tax Advice – Tax Agents, Lawyers and some financial planners for some tax issues. What else is there that I have missed?