Shoebox Books & Tax

Founded in 2007, now with an annual brand revenue in excess of $5 million in 2023, the company has a long history in managing successful businesses around Australia. This is combined with the facilities, team and know-how to train and support franchisees in running a successful business. Headquarters is located on the GoldCoast, QLD, Australia

topfranchise Award Highlights

#2 franchise in Support on
Business Established
Units / Locations
FCA Member
Multi-Unit Ownership Allowed
Agreement Terms
10 years
Royalty Fee
7% or $550 whichever is greater
Average Set up Time
1-2 months
Ratio of Support Staff per Franchisee
Last Surveyed
Participation Rate

Initial Investment



2 weeks online training prior to 'in-house' training on the Gold Coast; 3 days training via Zoom in Xero Bookkeeping, Marketing and General Operations ;1 week intense 'in-house' training program at the National Office on the Gold Coast. Ongoing support and workshops in bookkeeping and tax.

Marketing Support



GC Business Excellence Awards 2022 & 2023 (Monthly Category), Australian Small Business Champion 2023, Australian Small Business Womans Champion 2022, Accounting Awards 2023 Finalist, Excellence in Franchising Award 2023

Business Model

Our business model is built around the ongoing support for our franchisees, allowing them to start as bookkeepers and/or accountants after their training and under our supervision.  We invest in infrastructure, human resources, and knowledge transfer mechanisms to ensure the success of each franchised unit.

Main Cost

Subscriptions, Marketing, Wages

Main Products or Services

Bookkeeping, Tax, Payroll

Future Plans

We will introduce Shoebox Education to provide further education to people in and outside of the franchise. This will help to recruit more potential franchisees and support people looking to build or change their careers.