20th December 2021

Dear John & Gina,

I don’t have enough words to express my gratitude and appreciation for everything you have both done for me this year!

Your professionalism and personal approach has mean’t so much!!

With many thanks.


Ann B

Hi John,

I just wanted to tell you how grateful I am for all the advice and help you have given me over the last 20 plus years, in particular, regarding my income protection.

AS you know I have been unwell on and off for the last year or so. Being self-employed, this has put a considerable financial strain on my wife and I.

If it wasn’t for your advice to hang on to my income protection policy I would now be in a major financial crisis. I now can recover properly from my surgery and return to work when I’m fully healed instead of rushing back early and opening myself up to further complications.

Thanks once again.


Matt S

I would like to thank John Buckley and his great team for all your help in choosing the right insurance and making my Total & Permanent Disability claim a stress-free process.

If it wasn’t for the great advice I received, I would have only got life insurance and not TPD and would now be in financial difficulty. Luckily for me John made sure I was totally covered. From the starts, John went through all my financials to make sure I would not be underinsured. I am so grateful.

I have had a spinal injury during a work accident, and I am now a paraplegic. I forgot that I had TPD. I called John and he assured me that I was covered for a lump sum payment. He then got to work and made the whole process quick and easy. I would like to thank not just John but all the lovely people that make John Buckley & Associates so great to deal with. If I had not got their advice I would have been under insured or not insured at all, and that would have been a disaster for myself, my wife and kids.

Thanks again,


John came out and reviewed all of our policies and explained exactly what we were covered for with particular attention to Trauma Cover.

I (Marie Tucci) mentioned to John that Frank had a heart attack 12 months prior but seemed to be very mild as no bypass surgery, stents or ongoing medication was administered.

John suggested we send off claim forms to see if a trauma claim could be paid. Two months later we were paid the full lump sum plus a years’ worth of premiums backdated to when Frank had his heart attack.

The cover that John recommended us is a very worthwhile insurance cover which has helped us pay off the majority of our mortgage.

Frank & Marie T

Denise and I have used John Buckley as our Financial Advisor since I retired in 2008. I met John through the company I worked for and have found him to be knowledgeable and motivated professionally with a willingness to embrace change when he feels it is required. We have travelled extensively in our retirement and have felt comfortable with John and his team and would recommend them without hesitation.

John & Denise D

My husband and I have used the service of John Buckley & Associates for over a year now and have always found John and staff very helpful and professional. We have no hesitation in recommending their financial expertise as we have been extremely satisfied with the level of service.


Please accept my most sincere thank for your help and genuine concern, following the tragic death of my husband, Stephen John McGeachin.

               I greatly appreciate your effort to hasten the difficult process of dealing with the claims on my husband’s insurance policies, especially considering that your tie and diligence were so willingly offered with no prospect of any benefit to yourself.

               In the last few months I have encountered apathy, incompetence, and a complete lack of regard for my families situation from many professionals and organisations. Your compassionate attitude and professionalism have been exemplary, and I will not hesitate to highly recommend, or use your services in the future.

               On behalf of my family, may I thank you for displaying the same integrity that we were so very proud of in our Steve.

Phillipa M

Finding it hard to sit still at the moment! Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for all you have done for me since my accident. As I said, regardless of what the outcome could have been, you have always kept me informed and have gone into bat for me. To yourself and all of your staff, a heartfelt thank you.

Brendan S

John Buckley & Associates Pty Ltd have been my Financial Advisers for a number of years. During that time, I have found them to be very efficient and prompt in their service. They look after my interests and give me excellent advice and suggestions. John’s service has been fantastic in assisting me to understand all areas of my superannuation. He is extremely approachable and helpful and I have found the same when dealing with his team members too. I have no hesitation in recommending John and his team as Financial Advisers.

Beverly W

My name is Russell. I am 55 and have spent my whole adult life caring for others. First as a registered nurse for 10 years and now as a paramedic with Ambulance Victoria for the past 28 years. In Jan 2018, it was my turn to be the patient. I noticed a lump the size of a marble on the right side of my neck. As a health professional, I ignored it for 2 weeks until I had it checked out and the results of that started my journey.

I began with my local doctor with multiple blood tests, a visit to a general surgeon and a biopsy. I was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma of the right lymph gland. After more PET scans, tonsillectomy and heaps of tests my primary tumour was found in the base of tongue. Heartbreaking news and a surreal situation to experience.

My team was enormous and my experience with Monash Medical Moorabin/ Peter Mac was nothing short of professional and amazing. 2018 is like a blur. The good news is that 7 weeks of treatment, including radiotherapy and chemotherapy was successful and I am now cancer free!

Having 10 months off work sounds like a dream, but it was nothing of the kind. We were recommended by friends to John Buckley and his team about 10 years ago to look at life insurance. 5 years back he and Deb Batson introduced us to Trauma Insurance with Clearview. It took us a while to decide if we needed such cover.

Reading the list was a little depressive as I have never been unwell, let alone the thought of catching a life-threatening condition. Considering we have never had private health insurance we decided this was a better option. It covers the major conditions e.g. cancer, heart disease, amputations, diabetes etc. Trauma Insurance with Clearview is a defined benefit system.

When it came time to make a claim my thoughts about dealing with a big insurance company were less than favourable. My mind was focused on a day by day approach with my treatment, so it was a bit overwhelming.

We contacted John and he did the rest. He got the wheels turning, he even dropped into our house to pick up some paperwork. John and Rob then helped us with the application, submitted it and within 10 days Clearview had paid out in full!

Clearview are a very professional company and followed up with an email and phone call to see how I was and that we were happy with the process. On top of the payout, they offered another $3000 to spend on financial advice which has been invaluable.

I could not celebrate at the time and not the best way to get a payout but just to know that it was going to help financially was such a bonus and I could focus on getting through my treatment.

My story has a very positive outcome. I am clear of cancer and thanks to Buckley’s we are in a positive financial position. The whole journey has made us look at life very differently and we are now just going to live.

Lucky Russ

Contact Buckley’s Financial Protection

Speak with one of our experienced advisers today and let us guide you on your financial journey.
We’re here to help you every step of the way.