Kath Elliott Communications, headquartered in Newcastle, is a leading Australian consultancy, specialising in community and stakeholder management.

With experience in all levels of government relations, project management, community consultation, media, marketing and public relations, as well as crisis communication, the Kath Elliott Communications team specialises in managing difficult and challenging projects.

From initial risk assessment through to full project management, Kath Elliott Communications provides you with effective strategies and plans to manage public concern, influence perception and behaviour, maintain corporate reputation and minimise future risks.


  • Community engagement and stakeholder management
  • Community risk management planning
  • Strategic communications planning and implementation
  • Facilitation
  • Issues management
  • Government liaison
  • Strategic and business planning
  • Online communications strategies
  • Risk and operative reporting

Who we are

The Kath Elliott Communications Team comprises:

  • Kath Elliott
  • Joanne Nunn
  • Ruth Appleby
  • Evelyn King

Our united strengths and skills are unique in Australia. From community engagement, to risk and operative reporting finance and HR to online communications, we can support your business to achieve strategies and projects with minimal community risk, leaving you to get on with the job. 



Here is an interesting article that originally appeared in TruthOut. Written by Bill Shireman it covers stakeholder engagement and management between opposing groups in the sustainability area.



Australian Coal Association

I have witnessed firsthand Kath manage communications projects and have always been impressed with her ability to grasp the elements of a campaign quickly and put in place solutions that work very well.

I worked with Kath on a major communications campaign for the Australian coal industry which she was able to bring together at short notice with great results.

The campaign was an integrated mix of advertising, digital communications, public relations and stakeholder engagement which Kath delivered brilliantly.
— Anthony Reed Associate Director Diplomacy