Unlock your path to financial independence and freedom

A pioneer in the property and financial advisory with over four decades of holistic cross industry experience, The Hopkins Group is a leading provider of comprehensive financial and property advisory firm in Australia. We take pride in offering an all-encompassing suite of financial planning and property advisory solutions, ensuring a holistic expert service. So, whether you are seeking guidance on financial planning, property sales and management, property advocacy, or mortgage or accounting services, our industry experts are committed to help you achieve your financial goals that will lead you on the path to financial independence and freedom.

Our 4 service pillars


Financial Planning


Mortgage & Finance

Meet our founders

John Hopkins

Executive Chairman

John Hopkins is the founder and Executive Chairman of The Hopkins Group, first established in 1980.

He is also the founder and director of Lantern Property Partners (a subsidiary of the Hopkins Group, working alongside intermediaries nationally and internationally).

John began his career with Barry Iles, a successful estate agency in Hawthorn, Melbourne, where he was asked to be a director at the tender age of 26.

He then decided to establish John Hopkins and Company, and has since expanded the businesses service offering to include financial planning, tax and accounting, mortgage and finance, property investment advisory, property development, property sales and property management. Read More

Michael Williams

Managing Director

Michael Williams is the Managing Director of The Hopkins Group and a Senior Financial Adviser.

Michael has worked as a financial planner for over 15 years after starting a career as a commercial and property lawyer in Queensland. After starting out as a solicitor in 1998 he decided to quickly turn his attention to the financial services industry. Michael was recruited into a management role at Saxby Bridge financial services and relocated to Melbourne.

Michael was responsible for the integration and 3-stage transition of the business from Saxby Bridge to Parkes and then finally Elm Financial Services. In 2001 he became the Victorian State Manager and was responsible for the management of the Melbourne office. Read More

Our advice process



Identifying your needs, goals, financial status, and timeframes early on is crucial.  

Our first meeting will be a conversation to understand your current life and future goals.  

This information is essential for us to help you achieve your goals. Once we know what you want, we can help you navigate the financial puzzle.



After the initial consultation, your advisor will analyse the information you provided and create a strategy tailored to your goals and objectives (Statement of Advice).  

In our next meeting, we will present you this document, which includes projections, quotations, and recommended products we have identified for your situation. 



Once the strategy is finalised, we will schedule a meeting to walk you through your customised financial plan.*  

This stage presents a great opportunity for you to give feedback so that any necessary adjustments can be made.  

We will also disclose any fees, commissions, and associations that are relevant to your plan.  

*It’s important to note that all the information provided is for guidance purposes only.



If you’re satisfied with our recommendations and decide to work with us, we will start working on your plan right away.  

We will follow a set process and review your plan as needed until it is finished.



We will regularly review your strategy to ensure its effectiveness.   

If any updates are needed, we will take action accordingly to keep you up-to-date.  

This proactive approach allows us to respond to any changes in your circumstances that may affect your overall plan.