What is My Local Broker?

My Local Broker is the consumer-facing broker directory for Australians looking for a home loan or to refinance, invest in property, or do more with their money.  We are part of the My Local Group, with headquarters in South Melbourne, Australia.

The My Local Group also includes My Local Aggregation, our aggregation business for mortgage brokers.  My Local Aggregation helps brokers grow their business with a full suite of marketing tools and ‘Chief,’ the tech-driven collaborative mortgage platform created by brokers, for brokers.

Our Journey

Originally Your Local Broker in 2008, the idea was born over the kitchen sink in Boondall, QLD. Jaci Smith, a Brisbane based mortgage broker, wanted to create an even playing field for brokers, despite their financial backing or marketing prowess. The first iteration of My Local Broker launched in 2012, with roughly 1,100 mortgage brokers Australia-wide.

In 2015 Gerry Ryan came onboard as a director. April 2015 saw Jaci set up shop in a community workspace in Prahran before eventually moving into the freshly renovated HQ in South Melbourne.



Why choose My Local Broker?

My Local Broker is all about local - we’ve got insider knowledge about your area and you’ll be connected to a broker who is a part of your community. Our brokers continue to be trained exclusively by the only in-house mentor in Australia to ensure they are adequately trained to the highest professional standards.

With our world-class collaborative mortgage platform, Chief, our loan process is fast and simple, which means you won’t be stuck at the bank filling out mountains of paperwork.

What makes My Local Broker different?



Put it simply, brokers have access to 30+ lenders and 500+ products. More choice means that you have a better chance of finding the right option.


When you talk to a mortgage broker, you’re talking to a specialist in home loan applications. Bank staff don’t have the same level of training, experience or industry knowledge.


Brokers rely on repeat business. Therefore, they are committed to providing a personable and trouble-free experience so you remain their client for the long term.

Follow Up

Following up on the progress of your loan application is time-consuming. Brokers save you time by doing all the legwork and keeping you informed along the way.

Find a mortgage broker today

With home loan specialists based all over Australia, we're sure to find you a great match.