Meet The Team


You are looking for qualified and experienced people in the fields of taxation, business management and self managed superannuation funds. Look no further. 

John Papazisis (FIPA)

Founder & Senior Business Advisor


John founded Yarra Tax in 1993 as a sole practitioner servicing the needs of individuals and businesses and community clubs in Australia. He has extensive experience in the gaming industry pertaining to community clubs and poker machine venues.


He attended a study tour in Las Vegas Nevada with the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) on gaming and hospitality. He was fortunate to be instructed by Arty Nathan, who was at one time Steve Wynn's right hand man of the famous Wynn hotels. You might remember hotels such as the Bellagio, The Mirage, Treasurer Island, Encore, Frontier and the Golden Nugget - All Wynn hotel developments at one point in time.


John has a unique skill set immersed in taxation and business management. John loves looking and analysing the numbers behind the numbers.


In recognition of his achievements in the gaming and hospitality industry, John was awarded president of the year in 2014 at the Sofitel Hotel Melbourne by Community Clubs Victoria (CCV).


He is the holder of a bachelors degree in Economics and a holder of a Graduate Diploma in Business (Accountancy) and a fellow of the institute of public accountants. He is also a member of the Institute of Company directors and is registered as a tax agent with Australian Tax Board.

O:  1300 728 436


Telephone Assistant

Virtual Headquarters.

When you call our office number, your call will be answered promptly and courteously by our telephone assistant right here in Australia. If the person you are calling is not immediately available -  the system will go to voice mail for you to leave a message.We will receive a voice message attachment via email. Your business is important to us, so always leave your name, number and a descriptive message so we can respond to your needs in a meaningful manner.

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Trevor Mifsud

IT administrator / Cloud Computing Specialist


Working in the IT industry for 24 years. Trevor has a vast background in software development, network infrastructure and cloud computing.

Trevor designed and implemented the office cloud computing system which allows anyone in the practice to be able to access their desktop from any device, anywhere in the world.

O:  1800 VCLOUD (825683)

M:  0424 885 923


Patrick Vaiano

Superannuation Administrator

If you have a self managed superannuation fund (SMSF) we will prepare your funds financial accounts, income tax return, and organize the external audit of the fund. Call now on 1300 728 436 and let us take the head ache out of your SMSF administration.

O:  1300 728 436