About Us

About Us

RMCG is an environmental and agricultural consultancy

We provide advice to government agencies, water authorities, institutions and private sector clients in the fields of environment, water, agriculture, economics and communities. Our great strength is our ability to address issues across the full range of fields and our credibility with a range of stakeholders.


We apply our expertise and insight to drive sustainable resource use

RMCG provides policy, planning and technical consulting services to ensure a healthy future for the environment, industry and communities by helping them to plan and implement change. We are committed to a balanced approach to decision making by taking into account economic, social and environmental considerations. Our experience is based around a solid understanding of agriculture, the environment, communities and industry, which comes from working with farming families, community groups, regional organisations and businesses.


RMCG is one of Australia’s strongest regionally focussed consulting groups

We have achieved this position through a commitment to the sustainable development of rural industries and communities. Our clients include:

  • State and Commonwealth government agencies
  • Local government
  • Rural and urban water authorities
  • Rural Research and Development Corporations
  • Catchment Management Authorities
  • Private corporations
  • Farm businesses
  • Rural industry producer groups and associations
  • Community groups
  • Financial institutions
  • TAFE and universities
  • Not-for-profit organisations


We are an employer of choice

At RMCG, we pride ourselves on providing working conditions and arrangements that suit each individual’s needs, including:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A clear career path
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Income protection
  • A share of the business profit
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Lunch provided every day.


Our history

The RMCG story started in Bendigo in 1989 with Rob Rendell and Nigel McGuckian. The initial focus was on helping farmers build sustainable businesses. We still retain that strong connection with individual farmers. It gives us a real understanding of what government policies mean in practice.

RMCG has now grown to cover the full range of issues that drive sustainable outcomes in the management of water and other natural resources. We have over fifty professional staff working from offices in Bendigo, Melbourne, Torquay and Warragul in Victoria, Penguin and Hobart in Tasmania, as well as Orange in New South Wales.

Up until recently, the business operated as a partnership. In response to business growth, the Principals have now incorporated the business to provide it with a solid platform for the future. The newly incorporated entity provides RMCG with a strong corporate governance framework, which is appropriate for the size and nature of the business as well as providing opportunities for employee ownership and growth.


Our values

We care for our employees and clients and pride ourselves on our integrity and willingness to be honest in our advice. Dealings with clients are underpinned by our values of:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Respect