Anthony (Tony) William Hickey OAM

Founder and chairman of Hickey Lawyers
Founder and chairman of Hickeys

Tony Hickey OAM has over 40 years experience in
law, property and business.

Tony Hickey was born in Australia on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Together with his wife Alida they have raised a family of 4 children and at last count, 5 grandchildren.

Tony is committed to identifying and creating opportunities for investment in Australia. He is passionate about the value of long-term business relationships. Currently Tony engineers successful asset and project outcomes in Australia, in particular with overseas investors.

Tony Hickey’s career began when he was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 24 April 1979, having already obtained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland.

He was a founding partner of one of the Gold Coast’s largest legal firms, Rapp Hickey Morgan Power, before establishing his own business – Hickey Lawyers – in 1993. From a small start with just 12 staff, Hickey Lawyers is now staffed with over 60 people.


  • expertise in property development
  • tourism and construction law
  • commercial litigation

Management and Owner’s Representative

In his time as Managing Partner at Hickey Lawyers, a number of significant ultra-high net worth clients approached Tony to provide a more all-encompassing owner’s representative service.

This separate and distinct service to the legal service his law firm provided was nonetheless something Tony, with his experience and passion for establishing relationships, was drawn to.

He agreed to provide this service for key exclusive clients from the last 24 years, where there was a good relationship with the client founded on mutual trust.

To date Tony Hickey has developed in excess of AU$1 billion of property with another AU$1 billion of projects in progress.

Delivering solutions and successful outcomes

Tony has always believed that his role in key business relationships is to proactively promote solutions and good business outcomes.

His experience and passion for business asset development helps him support the interests of overseas investors, particularly assets in Queensland and the Gold Coast regions.

A well-connected network

Tony Hickey has extensive networks in the areas of property, business, and politics in Australia. Being able to draw on those connections and if necessary bring the right people to the table, can be an advantage to owners and assist them in their investments.

Tony has also developed strong and close networks with key consultants and advisors such as accountants, architects, surveyors, engineers, planners and urban designers, to assist owners to get the best outcomes.

He is able to introduce and manage a strong network and work closely with Local Government, State and Federal Government representatives to properly guide and direct best-outcome business solutions.

His relationship-driven business model means Tony travels frequently to Europe and Asia.


Demand from overseas investors for support in identifying business opportunities and successfully delivering those opportunities in Australia led Tony to establish his family management business, Hickeys, in 2015. Hickeys represent a select group of high net worth owners, assisting them to identify, assess and deliver desired business outcomes.

A community leader

Tony is a committed and passionate supporter of and contributor to the Gold Coast community.


  • Chairman of the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal for South East
    Queensland since 2000.
  • Responsible for raising on average in excess of AU$1 million per annum for the Salvation Army.
  • Director of Titans Rugby League Pty Ltd
  • Chairman of the School Council of Somerset College, Gold Coast
  • Contributor to the Bond University Vice Chancellor’s Mentoring Program for Indigenous Education and Engagement
  • Deputy Chair of the Bleached Arts Ltd Board
  • Committee member of the Salvation Army Queensland Advisory Board
  • Trustee of the Gold Coast Mayoress Charity Foundation

On 26 January 2017, the Governor General of Australia awarded Tony the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in recognition of his service to the Gold Coast community and charitable organisations.