About Us

Our History

Founded from one of the world’s largest professional services networks

Ernst Body Corporate Management (Ernst) has been successfully managing buildings throughout Queensland since 1979.

Originating as a division of Ernst & Young (EY), one of the largest professional services networks in the world, Ernst’s rich and impressive history was built on the provision of an industry-leading, specialised property service.

Renowned as a quiet achiever, Ernst soon earned its solid reputation with its team of highly qualified professionals all committed to delivering exceptional service to clients, and those invested in the strata community.

Today Ernst has an extensive support team, each possessing diverse skills and knowledge, performing an array of key industry functions to assist community managers delivering body corporate services to all types of properties.

Ernst’s portfolio includes townhouses, villas, estates, sky rises, islands, multi-story apartments, mixed-use properties, commercial, retail and hotels.

Continuing with its EY heritage, Ernst’s spirit of transparency, accountability and professionalism when dealing with clients remains today at the forefront of its core principles.

Ernst now enjoys the infrastructure and financial backing of parent company, Smarter Communities, after its successful integration with leading interstate sister strata management companies.

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Building Smarter Communities

Setting the standard since 1979

Ernst is proudly part of Smarter Communities, one of the largest Community Management companies in Australia. Nationally we manage over $30 billion of properties across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

Our brands include Adelaide Strata & Community Management (ASCM), Challenge Strata Management (CSM), Ernst Body Corporate Management (Ernst), Strata Title Management (STM) and Victoria Body Corporate Services (VBCS).

Together, we have one aligned vision – to deliver smart solutions to create a better lifestyle for people living and invested in communities.

Our Capabilities

Established in 1979

  • Carbon Neutral Target
  • Community Support

Carbon Neutral Target

In 2020 Smarter Communities made a commitment to the Forktree Project located in South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula to help improve the health of the planet.

By participating in this project, Smarter Communities has committed to becoming carbon neutral within five years through the plantation of 900+ plants.

This is an ambitious yet achievable target, demonstrating the company’s dedication to restoring and reforesting neglected farmland for the purpose of land regeneration and carbon offsetting as well as re-establishing the native Australian habitat.

Community Support

As a responsible corporate citizen, Smarter Communities is always prepared to support the community in times of need. This ranges from providing financial support to organisations such as Red Cross, Beyond Blue, Lifeline, St Vincent de Paul Society to team members giving up their time to support charitable organisations/events.

In 2020 Smarter Communities made a financial contribution of $15,000 each to two leading community relief organisations – Beyond Blue and Lifeline.

In 2021 we will continue to support those less fortunate than us.


Happy Clients All Across Australia

  • This is a perfect!

    This is a perfect! Thank you, Bill for your professional assistance and appreciated for your prompt response on the annual review. All the documents and information you provided are very details.

    Thomas Wu


  • Efficient & Helpful Service

    Mitchell Toft was very helpful with the service and information he provided to assist my clients with the sale of an apartment in a complex that Ernst Body Corporate manages.

    Deahnne Brodie

    South East Queensland

  • Excellent Customer Service

    I contacted Ernst Body Corporate by email and was promptly answered by Stephanie Peters. As a new property owner and new to the Body Corporate policies, I had a few concerns with my fees . Thanks to Stephanie Peters, she was very patient in answering my queries . My concern has been addressed to in an orderly manner. My husband and I are pleased.

    Ralph and Antonette Tangapa


  • Congratulations Rikki. An award well deserved

    Since commencing our BC management with Ernst, our association with Rikki Slaughter, our community manager, has been very pleasing indeed. She is always efficient, knowledgeable and professional and at the same time friendly and engaging. Thank you Rikki

    Lorraine M,

    Home Owner

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