Our Company

The Clifton Group is a Melbourne-based consultancy with an outstanding track record in strategic communications, issues management, media management, community engagement, government and stakeholder relations, developed over more than 30 years.

We assist a broad range of government and corporate clients achieve outstanding results in state, national and international campaigns.

Clifton has a strong track record working with project teams and consortia in the infrastructure, energy and development fields, during bid and implementation phases. We provide strategic counsel, developing and implementing informed practical communications and engagement plans, ensuring the success of these projects.

To achieve the best results we tailor our project teams. We draw on our core of senior consultants and our network of associates with specialist skills to create a team that is uniquely suited to each assignment. This flexibility has been a key to our success.

Our senior consultants lead work on our client accounts. They are able to produce results quickly and effectively and achieve their best outcomes when working as an integral part of the client’s team.

Our work in issues management, for example, has helped clients successfully manage situations relating to products under threat, protecting reputations, achieving regulatory outcomes and project approvals, building community confidence, winning employee support, influencing government decisions and communicating changes to employees and customers.


We are experienced in navigating and negotiating the often-sensitive relationship that exists between government, the private sector and the community.

Importantly the strategies we deliver have a positive impact on the bottom line.

The Clifton Group offers a wide range of services but we focus on:

  • strategic communications advice
  • issues management, including crisis management
  • government relations/lobbying
  • community/stakeholder consultation
  • media strategies and media relations
  • development and implementation of communication strategies
  • publications and newsletters
  • marketing communications including digital
  • corporate/employee communications
  • speech writing and presentations
  • communications training including media training

Clifton has associates throughout regional Victoria, in Canberra and other states to help service the needs of our clients.