We specialize in the supply of high quality IT talent throughout Australia and New Zealand. Services range from the supply of expert contract consultants and permanent staff through to bespoke consultancy and project-based professional services, depending on the clients' brief.

We also provide the following services: recruitment process administration, candidate performance management, candidate care and retention, payroll management, analytics, reporting and market insight.


Here are some of our core verticals.

Expertise Job Role
Project services: Business analysis, project management, testing, IT trainers, Change, Process and Technical writing.
Development: Java, .NET, Mobile Apps, Web design & development, SharePoint, Murex, Middleware, EAI and DevOps
Digital: Social, Marketing, Media, SEO/SEM, PPC, Visual Design, UX/UI, Production, Graphic Design
Data Warehousing & Analytics: Microstrategy, Business Intelligence, Business Objects, Qlik, Hyperion, Teradata, Oracle, Datastage, Informatica, Hadoop, Web (SAS and SQL analytics), Pricing, Portfolio, Insights
Infrastructure: Security, Networking, Helpdesk, DBA, Windows, Unix, Linix, Storage, Exchange, AD and Cloud solutions
ERP: Functional, Technical, Support, Training & new technologies, Mobility & HANA

Client Focus

Developing and maintaining close partnerships with clients is essential if we are to achieve the outstanding results that they demand.

We excel at developing strong relationships with clients, contractors and candidates to gain an insight into their business requirements skills and experience. With exceptional insight into our markets and extensive networks of the best talent available, we consistently deliver high quality recruitment solutions.

Teams are vertically aligned, enabling us to develop true expertise in our niche markets. With a strong training programme and a results-orientated culture, we attract the best recruiters and consultants to work at our Sydney office. As a result, we have an incredibly robust IT candidate network, and can quickly mobilise the team to deliver the most complex and demanding IT staffing projects.


We are proud to be an Australian company with the backing of the wider Michael Bailey Associates international group. This allows us to tap into the group candidate networks and support network, adding even greater value to our service offering:

  • Access to a global network of IT contractors and candidates
  • Back offices processes are carried out by our group administration centre, minimising client admin and freeing up our consultants’ time to focus purely on delivery and adding value
  • We are aligned with the group’s 7 day payment guarantee for contractors
  • Financial backing from a well-established international group. Michael Bailey Associates was founded in 1989 and has consistently grown since.
  • Our leadership team and senior managers can draw on the experience of colleagues across the world, sharing best practice and new innovations.

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  • "We operate at the top end of the workforce consultancy market, creating bespoke/flexible solutions that add real value to our clients' businesses."

    Mike Garlick, Founder and CEO

  • "The Australian branch of Michael Bailey Associates is very much a part of the global group. We work together with teams across Europe, sharing best practice and industry expertise. The service clients and candidates receive is consistently delivered to offer maximum value to all stakeholders.”

    James Furlong, Operations Director

  • “Over the past six years, I’ve worked closely with the team on several projects involving 15 new hires covering a broad range of technology skill sets. I now appreciate and rely upon the consultant’s objective assessment of candidates, honesty and expertise.”

  • “We engaged Michael Bailey Associates because of their sound understanding of the technologies we work with, their original sourcing methods and their extensive experience. They take the time to meet with both managers and the team to get a real understanding of our environment and our process. We know our requirements will be handled ethically and professionally, with excellent results.”

  • “My consultant helped me find my first position after emigrating to Australia, during a tough job market. He took the time to listen and understand my specific needs and requirements, and took an interest in me as a person, not just as another candidate. His attitude was always warm and friendly, and he was quick to offer any advice and help he could. I can thoroughly recommend the service, and wouldn’t hesitate to contact him again.”

  • “Michael Bailey Associates consultants have a deep and detailed knowledge of my business needs and always deliver positive outcomes for both the client and the candidate. They have an extensive network of quality contacts and a fast, efficient approach to managing the entire process.”

  • “We have found the services provided to be both professional and transparent. Consultants have a thorough understanding of the area we focus on and the marketplace in general. I would happily recommend them to any company looking to work with a respected recruiter.”

  • “As a group, we are always expanding and developing new applications to suit our large network. We had to move quickly on one particular project, and Michael Bailey lined up enough high quality developers to help us make the right choice quickly and efficiently. We are extremely satisfied with the way they do business and the resources they have made available to us. Everyone we’ve encountered has acted quickly, confidently and professionally at all levels.”

  • “The team at Michael Bailey Associates impressed me with their exceptionally high quality of service, fast response times, genuine feedback and useful suggestions. I felt that even my most mundane queries were treated as a high priority, and I was properly ‘looked after’ through every stage of the process.”

  • “Michael Bailey Associates helped me to find my current position, handling the process in a friendly and professional way, particularly when compared to traditional recruiters I’ve dealt with in the past. Since then, I've become a client, using Michael Bailey to help resource projects requiring highly skilled Data Warehouse and ETL specialists. All of the consultants I’ve dealt with have an excellent knowledge of the market, and a strong technical understanding of the area.”

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