Speed Reading

Read Faster, Remember More. Learn how to boost your reading speed, comprehension and recall.

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Memory Improvement Techniques Memory Skills

Improve Your Memory, Quickly. Learn powerful techniques for absorbing information and improving your memory.

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Study Skills

Study Smarter, Achieve More. Essential study techniques every high school and university student should know.

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Read Faster, Remember More!

Welcome to Gloo Memory, Speed Reading and Study Skills Courses. Our aim is simple, to help YOU be more successful. We specialise in combining memory, speed reading and study skills techniques to help you save time and achieve more.

We do this through our range of fun, fast and effective Public Training Courses, Private 1 To 1 Programs and In-House Staff Training Courses. All Gloo courses are designed and delivered in person by Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons who doubled the Australian Memory Record by reciting Pi to 4,400 places without error.

Chris has appeared on The Today Show, A Current Affair, Today Tonight, ABC TV and demonstrated how effective memory improvement, speed reading and study skills techniques can be on radio stations all around Australia.

So if you're serious about achieving more, faster and having fun in the process, you've come to the right place. Read on for details of our upcoming public memory and speed reading courses for adults and study skills courses for students. Or if you prefer, you can call us for a quick chat on 02 9089 8892 or Contact Us via email and we'll happily recommend which course is right for you or your son or daughter.

Upcoming Public Courses

Small Group Memory, Speed Reading And Study Skills Courses
Designed and delivered by Australian Memory Record Breaker Chris Lyons

2018 Memory/Speed Reading Courses

The Hidden Advantage Workshop
1 Day Small Group Training Course

Now in its tenth year, our popular 1 Day Memory/Speed Reading Course for anyone looking to boost their memory, double their reading speed and tackle information overload. Limited to just 10 people.

Sydney 22 May  Bookings Closed
Brisbane 10 July
Sydney 31 July
Canberra 7 August  Fully Booked
Melbourne 28 August
Brisbane 18 September
Sydney 25 September
Canberra 16 October

*Book by 31 May 2018 and save $200*

Speed Reading Course Details

Can't Do The Above Dates?
Then consider a 1 To 1 Private Program available all year round at a time of your choosing. Or if you work for an organisation consider an In-House Training Course.

2018 High School Study Skills Courses

Essential Study Skills For High School Students
1 Day Small Group Workshop

Study smarter, boost your grades, pass exams and gain the confidence to succeed at school and in life. Discover highly effective study techniques most ordinary students are never ever shown. Limited to just 10 students.

Brisbane 11 July  5 Places Left
Melbourne 12 July
Canberra 17 July  4 Places Left
Sydney 20 July  5 Places Left
Melbourne 3 October

Brisbane 4 October
Canberra 10 October
Sydney 12 October

*Book by 31 May 2018 and save $200*

Study Skills Course Details

Dates Not Convenient?
The Study Skills Course can also be done as a one to one private program at any time through the year. For details visit 1 To 1 Study Skills Program.

Current Specials

Looking to achieve more this year? We've got some fantastic savings available right now on Gloo Training Courses and 1 To 1 Programs.

Memory/Speed Reading

Public Courses save $200
1 To 1 Programs save $200
In-House Courses save $1000

High School Study Skills

Public Courses save $200
1 To 1 Programs save $200
In-School Courses save $1000

Specials apply to bookings made by 31 May 2018 for courses and programs delivered between now and 31 October 2018. For full details, simply click on the links above.

Quick Tips And Techniques

Want to read faster and remember more? Then begin by reading one or several of our time-saving, productivity-boosting short articles. Each article takes less than 5 minutes to read and contains one nutritious idea on which your brain can feast.

Teach Your Dog To Read
And Achieve More This Year

How To Be A Complete And Utter Failure
Plus Other Useful Tips

How Much Pi?

A Rude Awakening
Feeling Tired? You Just Can't Beat A Good Meeting

Memory Secrets And Blue String Pudding
Beware Of Pink, Piglet-like Creatures

Bad Memory For Names? Get A Dog
Can't Remember People's Names?

Read more of our reading and memory improvement Articles.

Work For An Organisation?

If you're interested in how you and your team can save time, boost your productivity and achieve more each day, then we can help you. Find out more about our range of Memory Skills and Speed Reading In-House Training Courses, delivered at a time to suit you and in the convenience of your offices.

Staff Training Courses

New To Gloo?

Gloo Memory Improvement, Speed Reading and Study Skills Training Courses are designed and delivered personally by Chris Lyons who in 2006 doubled the Australian Memory Record by reciting Pi to 4,400 places without error. In September 2008 Chris won the Australian Memory Championships Names competition by correctly memorising 46 people's names in just 5 minutes.

An experienced trainer and facilitator, Chris also has over 10 years' commercial experience gained in senior management roles in large UK and Australian companies, before starting to design and deliver Gloo Training Programs in 2003.

Chris has appeared on The Today Show, A Current Affair, Today Tonight, ABC TV's Can We Help? and demonstrated how effective memory techniques can be on radio stations all around Australia including 2UE, 2GB, 3AW and frequently on the ABC.


Double Your Reading Speed, Quickly!

With 2018 flying by, now's the perfect time to ensure you achieve more of your goals this year by joining us at our popular memory skills/speed reading training course The Hidden Advantage Workshop.

Bookings are now open for courses taking place from now through to October 2018 in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. Each workshop is limited to just 10 people. So book early to avoid missing out. Plus save $200 with our current special.

Speed Reading Course

Study Smarter! High School Study Skills Courses

Learning how to learn is perhaps the single most important skill you will ever learn. Yet sadly many students go through their entire academic career never really knowing how to study efficiently or effectively.

The good news is that there are a small number of simple, easy to learn techniques which any student can use to study much more effectively, improve their grades and achieve better results.

Our fun, fast-paced one day course, Essential Study Skills For High School Students, shares these techniques and gives students the confidence and capability to fulfil their true potential.

Our recent courses were all fully booked, so don't miss out on our next high school study skills courses taking place in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane during the July school holidays. Each workshop is limited to just 10 students, so book now to guarantee a place. Plus take advantage of our current special, save $200.

Study Skills Course

In-School Study Skills Workshops

Our Essential Study Skills Workshop is also run directly in schools all around Australia. It is designed for groups from 20 up to 120 students and is available as either a one day or a half day course.

Plus at present you can save $1000 on the delivery costs for all one day workshops delivered any time between now and 31 October 2018.

Courses For Schools

University Study Skills Courses

Many university students struggle to cope with the vast volume of information they are expected to read and remember. Fortunately help is at hand! For the first time we will be running our popular University Study Skills 1 To 1 Program as a public course open to all.

Join us at Essential University Study Skills 1 Day Public Course and learn how to reduce stress and achieve better results by combining simple yet highly effective memory, speed reading and note-taking techniques. Plus take advantage of our current special, save $200.

University Study Skills

Can't make the date or location? Then also consider the University Study Skills 1 To 1 Program which can be done at at time of your choosing and from anywhere in the world.

Need Help?

If you need a little help in deciding which program or course would work best for you then simply give us a call on 02 9089 8892. Or if you prefer Contact Us via email. We're happy to help.

Who Uses Gloo Techniques?

Over the past 15 years Chris Lyons has trained an eclectic mix of people in memory, speed reading and study skills techniques. From students to seniors. From secretaries to CEOs. From entrepreneurs to entertainers.

In fact, people from a wide range of different companies, industries, situations and backgrounds. Because improved memory and learning how to read faster and remember more are key skills from which anyone and everyone can benefit.

Gloo Staff Training Sessions, Public Courses and 1 To 1 Programs have been attended by people from many organisations, including the following:


Allied Investment Group
American Express
Bendigo And Adelaide Bank
BMW Financial Services
Choice Home Loans
Commonwealth Bank
Deutsche Bank
DNW Group
Grant Thornton
Halletts Financial Services
Hills Rogers
Macquarie Bank
Merrill Lynch
Morgan Stanley
National Australia Bank
Queensland Investment Corporation
Rodgers Reidy
Shannons Insurance
State Super NSW
State Trustees


Ascent Audit Canberra
Blake Dawson Waldron
CPA Australia
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Gadens Lawyers
GMK Partners
Grant Thornton
Henry Davis York
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Institute Of Chartered Accountants
Kelly Partners
KJB Law Canberra
Lawler Partners
Mallesons Stephen Jacques
Pitcher Partners
PKF Chartered Accounting
Thomson Geer

Business Services/Industrial

Airmaster Australia
Alstom Australia
APA Group
Associated Grain
Australian Council For International Development
Australian Institute For Commercialisation
Australian Vinyls
BAE Systems
BWM Advertising
CBG Systems
Cisco Systems
Citadel Group
Clover Fields
Colmar Brunton
Control Equipment Pty Ltd
Corporate Risk Ratings
Delta Agribusiness
Green Light Media
HSY Autoparts
K.W. Doggett
Konnect Digital
Mobility Engineering
National Protective Services
Pitt And Sherry
PM Partners Group
Primary Communications
Rio Tinto
Recovery Partners
Snowy Hydro
SP Ausnet
Sylvan Australia
Tanna Partners
Texas Productions
The Pharmacy Guild Of Australia
Vector NZ
Vemco Services
Water Wise Trucks Australia
Weir Minerals
Worley Parsons


Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure
Belle Property
Brookfield Multiplex
CBS Prjoects
Davids Real Estate
Desyne Developments
First National
Hansen Yuncken
Hocking Stuart
Inspire Concrete
Jones Lang Lasalle
JP Dixon
Lean Field Developments
Look Property Group
Love Real Estate
Matrix Group
McVay Real Estate
McGrath Real Estate
Nelson Alexander Real Estate
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Plantation Homes
Ray White Group
The Planning Group
Williams Real Estate
Your Empire
Your Style Homes


ABC Radio
Alfred Health
Ardoch Youth Foundation
Assessments Australia
Aspen Medical
Atherton Hospital
Citywide Fitness
Girl Guides Australia
Hills Street Group
Jenny's Early Learning Centre
Lantern Clubs
Life Without Barriers
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation
Mayne Health
Melbourne City Mission
National Surgical Corporation
NSW Ambulance
NSW Nurses And Midwives' Association
Queensland Health
Rapid Personal Training
Royal District Nursing Service
Royal Australasian College Of Physicians
Samaritan Foundation
SDA Church
TEAR Australia
Ted Noffs Foundation
The Spine Centre Brisbane
Vision Personal Training
WorkCover Queensland
WorkCover NSW

Federal Government

Airservices Australia
Australian Bureau Of Statistics
Australian Defence Force
Australian Federal Police
Australian Research Council
Australian Taxation Office
Attorney-General's Department
Commonwealth Ombudsman
Commonwealth Treasury
Defence Material Organisation
Department Of Agriculture And Water Resources
Department Of Communications And The Arts
Department Of Corrections NZ
Department Of The Environment
Department Of Defence
Department Of Education
Department Of Families, Housing, Community Services And Indigenous Affairs
Department Of Foreign Affairs And Trade
Department Of Health
Department Of Human Services
Department Of The Environment
Department Of The Prime Minister And Cabinet
National Museum Of Australia
Productivity Commission
Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Navy
Royal Military College Duntroon

Local Government

Audit Office of New South Wales
Bayside City Council
Brimbank City Council
Cardinia Shire Council
City Of Canterbury
City Of Melbourne
City Of Port Phillip
City Of Stonnington
City Of Whittlesea
City Of Yarra
City Of Sydney
Coffs Harbour City Council
Crime And Misconduct Commission QLD
Department Of Community Safety QLD
Department Of Education VIC
Department Of Education NSW
Department Of Environment ACT
Department of Environment VIC
Department Of Human Services VIC
Department Of Justice QLD
Department Of Planning And Community Development VIC
Department Of Premier And Cabinet QLD
Department Of Sustainability And Environment VIC
Fire and Rescue NSW
Hydro Tamanina
Inner West Council
Infrastructure Association of Queensland
Isaac Regional Council
Kingston City Council
Lake Macquarie City Council
Liverpool City Counci
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Mackay Regional Council
Mitchell Shire Council
NSW Environment Protection Authority
NSW Police Force
NSW Public Service Commission
Parliament Of Victoria
Parliament Of Queensland
Penrith City Council
Port Authority Of NSW
Queensland Ambulance Service
Roads and Maritime Services NSW
Shoalhaven City Council
State Revenue Office Victoria
Strathbogie Shire Council
Victorian Auditor-General's Office
Victorian Curriculum And Assessment Authority
Victoria Police
Wyndham City Council


Academic Colleges Group NZ
Academy of Mary Immaculate Melbourne
Alexandra Secondary College
Ambrose Treacy College Brisbane
Australian Catholic University
Australian Institute Of Applied Sciences
Australian National University
Authentic Education
Bond University
Box Hill TAFE
Cabramatta High School
Catholic Education Office
Condell Park High School
Cromwell Secondary College NZ
Donvale Christian College Melbourne
Farm Cove Intermediate School NZ
Geelong Grammar School
Grace College Brisbane
Healesville High School
Jannali High School
Lavalla Catholic College Traralgon
Lilydale High School
Massey University NZ
Melbourne Business School
Mental Blank
Macquarie University
Monash University
Mooroolbark College
Preshil Senior School Kew
Pymble Ladies' College
Queensland University Of Technology
Rosebank College Sydney
Saudi Student Association Brisbane
South West TAFE Victoria
St Aloysius College Sydney
St Clare's College Canberra
Sydney Medical School
Sydney University
Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College
University Of Canberra
University Of Melbourne
University Of Newcastle
University Of New South Wales
University Of Queensland
University Of Southern Queensland
University Of Sydney
University Of Technology Sydney
University Of The Third Age
Upper Yarra Secondary College
Victoria University
Western Sydney University
Yarra Hills Secondary College


Corporate Training And Life Coaching Institute
Entrepreneurs Organisation
Fusion Workforce
McMillan Staff Development
Ontrack Employment
Rogen International
Young Presidents Organisation
Young Professionals Network Tasmania


Accor Hotels
Australia Post
Boost Juice Bars
City West Water
Costa Group
David Jones
McDonalds Australia
Mercury Telephones
North Melbourne Football Club
Origin Energy
Princess Cruises
Victorian Amateur Football Association
Yarra Trams
Yoram Gross Films

Memorable Training, Fantastic Feedback

Improve your memory and double your reading speed, quickly! Gloo Training Programs are designed and delivered by Australian Memory Record Breaker, Chris Lyons. Chris has been delivering training courses and coaching programs for 15 years without a single customer complaint or refund request. Not one.

Just fantastic feedback on the unique style of memory improvement, speed reading and study skills training - fun, fast and effective!

Here is just a small selection of comments from people who have already benefitted from Gloo Staff Training Sessions, Public Courses and 1 To 1 Programs.

"The memory sessions were brilliant and I have since used one of the techniques to present a one hour training session without notes - a feat I would never have thought possible before this workshop."
Glen Frost, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

"Doubled my reading speed in a very short time. Simple processes, easy to remember."
Mark Elworthy, Director, Merrill Lynch

"This was an absolutely brilliant course. It has been one of the most interesting and useful courses I have ever done. Learning how to quickly remember names will help me a great deal in business."
Matt Zwolenski, Presales Manager, EMC

"Presented in a very simple but incredibly effective way. Brilliant presenter. 10/10 for the content and the way it was delivered."
Ray Itaoui, CEO, Virgin

"This course was extraordinary! I learned so many helpful study, reading and memory techniques. I recommend this course to anyone in high school."
Julia Aruci, Year 8 Student, Melbourne Girls Grammar

"This information is mind-blowing! It is set to put me ahead of the bunch in business, sales, presentations and of course communications. Chris was brilliant."
Kris Cochrane, Business Owner, Rapid Personal Training

"It's hard to believe that one single workshop could enhance my memory and study skills by so much."
Darryn, Commerce Student, ANU Canberra

"Really well presented and I have definitely learned a lot to take back to my studies."
Anna Farrant, University Student, Melbourne

"I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and I can't wait to apply what I learnt today."
Deirdre Comerford, Mayor, Mackay Regional Council

"Chris, thank you for an enjoyable and fun night. Your method for remembering names works and we are all better for it."
Peter Iancov, CEO, Doric Group, Perth

"The speed reading course was fantastic - it will save me time in all aspects of my life. I would highly recommend this to anyone who reads."
Lucy McInnes, Boral

"Excellent simple techniques. Amazing improvement in 1 day. Incredible."
Justin Ezard, Manager, PKF Chartered Accounting Melbourne

"Exceeded even my own expectations. Gloo's techniques are outstanding with undeniable results."
Jenny Jones, CFO, Victorian Curriculum And Assessment Authority

"One of the best training courses I've done."
Michael Musson, Director, Australian Bureau Of Statistics Canberra

"Very engaging and energetic presentation! The memory and speed reading techniques were practical and very useful."
Greg Thompson, Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

"Education at its best. One of the best and most useful presentations I've attended. An absolute must for anyone who thinks."
Ange Marinakis, Doctor, Melbourne

"Incredibly impressive. Totally intrigued by Chris's ability to use simple strategies to solve a complex problem!"
John Georgiou, CEO, Georgiou Group, Perth

"My reading speed more than doubled after just one session. I always had a strong memory but Chris's techniques have improved it even further. Well worth it."
John Havas, Manager Risk and Compliance, Commonwealth Bank

"Chris is an interesting and energetic presenter. The tips and techniques will touch every aspect of my job and I don't know how I survived without them!"
Matthew Palmer, Lawyer, Macquarie Group Sydney

"Extremely useful, particularly for remembering names."
Allegra Spender, CEO, Carla Zampatti

"Fantastic workshop. Very well organised and full of succinct and useful content. Loved both components on memory and speed reading. Great day overall. Thank you."
Ajay Arora, Business Analyst, Citigroup

"Today was a fantastic practical expose of the approaches to improving memory and reading. The pace of the day was perfect. I feel inspired to practise and apply what we covered. Had some great laughs too!"
Michele De Gabriele, Senior Manager, UBS

"Chris is an excellent presenter who is able to deliver lots of information in an easy to understand, fun and interesting way. I have heaps of great techniques that I am really looking forward to using. I am in the professional training industry and Chris is right up there with the best!"
Julie Blackburn, General Manager, Beyond Success Canberra

"The most interesting training course I've been on. Excellent presentation of material, entertaining and fun. Would recommend highly. Thank you!"
Cathy Donnelly, Executive Assistant, Department of Planning and Community Development Victoria

"An excellent day's training that everyone should do. Chris is a super presenter and can back-up his teachings by using on the spot examples."
Darryn Thomson, Financial Accountant, BSH Home Appliances

"A really helpful and engaging workshop that gave us invaluable skills. Hugely beneficial. I personally found it to be excellent."
Zak McMurray, Year 12 Student, Ballarat

"Very useful practical techniques for an essential life skill for any successful executive."
Mitchell Taylor, Managing Director, Taylors Wines

"A must for business people."
Bronwyn Matthews, General Manager, Mercury Telephones, Canberra

"Excellent workshop, valuable and informative. Great presenter and entertaining."
George Andreopoulos, Detective, NSW Police Force

"I found the workshop extremely beneficial, in that little amount of time my memory doubled in power. The techniques were fantastic and I will definitely use them in the future."
Jack White, Year 10 Student, Melbourne

"The most useful training I have been to... ever. Great presenter and I learnt many things I will be able to use on a daily basis."
Jessica Cutting, Senior Strategic Planner, Bayside City Council

"An excellent day of training with quick and easy learning techniques to improve memory, give presentations and speed read. Not only informative and fun but Chris managed to keep me engaged for 8 hours! A course I would recommend to everyone. Thanks Chris!"
Louiza Menzel, Director, French Organic Skin Care Products

"Very interesting, helped me to understand how to increase the productivity of my study. The memory techniques work great and the speed reading will come in handy not only in school but also in the work place. All up a friendly environment and a great teacher. WORTH EVERY MINUTE!!!"
Oscar Lonergan, Year 10 Student, Sydney

"On behalf of the Catholic Education Office, Sydney thank you for the outstanding memory presentation you delivered to some 350 of our staff. The feedback was extremely impressive and even the sceptical came away surprised at how they will be able to put to practical use the simple techniques you demonstrated. I would happily recommend your techniques to other organisations."
Kathy Campbell, Catholic Education Office, Sydney

"These tools should be the foundation of our education. A fun filled day which will genuinely save time and assist me in finding that elusive work-life balance."
Kate Melrose, Global Manager Strategic Marketing, Lend Lease

"Great day. Enjoyable and fun. The memory systems are really useful. Very good pace, no time wasted."
John Shanahan, CEO, Colmar Brunton

"I found the workshop extremely valuable. Chris made what seemed like an insurmountable learning curve in memory and speed reading incredibly logical, possible and even simple - all in the space of 1 day!"
Kerry-Ann Benton, Business Development Manager, National Australia Bank

"Very effective. Very valuable."
Simon J Costa, CEO, Costa Group

"The goal of the day was to provide my high school children with tools to improve their study habits and retention. Both my daughter and son benefitted from today and into the future. Thank you."
Brett White, Father, Victoria

"Excellent course! Well presented, captured my attention 100%. Learnt what I came for. Facilitator - presentation, interaction, could not be faulted."
Jennifer Taalman, Project Officer, Department of Planning and Community Development, Victoria

"Presented with style and pizzazz!"
Jeff Allis, Director, Boost Juice Bars

"The most enjoyable, most practical course I've ever done - can be applied to anything."
Mario Kos, Royal District Nursing Service

"A great session. I have heard about memory techniques for years but to actually experience it in a day was like having the lights turned on."
Steven Mitchell, McDonalds Australia Ltd

"Fun, lively way to expand your brain! After having medical memory loss, Chris's course and techniques have proven valuable and also a big self-esteem booster. Thanks Chris."
Linda, Business Manager, Brisbane

"Thoroughly enjoyed the session. Wish I had done it years ago."
Leanne Curphey, Department of Planning and Community Development Victoria

"Excellent overview of mind and memory skills that will last a lifetime. Chris is an excellent teacher and facilitator, full of passion, energy and knowledge. Mind and memory skills are definitely a much needed tool in the business and academic arena. Kudos!"
Andrew Yeoh, MBA Student, Melbourne Business School

"The best course I've ever done. I would recommend this course to all sales people."
Aaron Lukeman, Mercury Telephones, Canberra

"Fantastic techniques - memory and speed reading. Best training I have done in a long time! Kept my attention all day and that is saying something!"
Lesley Hodge, Ardoch Youth Foundation

"Really enjoyed the program, it was very engaging. I have a toolkit to take away to further develop my ability to remember things especially names, increase my reading speed and structure presentations in a more effective manner."
Tracey Beckham, National HR Manager, K.W.Doggett

"The presentation was one of the best I've been to - and I have been to a few! Very enjoyable, using fun to educate. Inclusive, brilliant presenter."
Pauline Lonel, Royal District Nursing Service

"Fantastic. Some techniques I was aware of but didn't really know how to use them and now I do. Learnt a lot of new techniques. This will make my work a lot easier, more organised. Also more professional through better memory. This is one of the few trainings that I haven't had 3.30-itis! It was great how you kept us thinking and our brains engaged!"
Allison Trethowen, Program Manager Mentoring, Whitelion

"A wonderful program. I flew down for each session and it was worth every cent. Chris has a very practical approach to turning theory into sensible ways to use this knowledge in the business world."
Jeff Scicluna, IT Consultant, Macquarie Bank

"I was wrapped with the results! I saw an exponential increase in my reading speed. I definitely recommend this course."
Tamara Dimattina, Marketing Account Manager

"A really great way to develop and improve your memory skills."
Dr Michael Best, GP, Melbourne

Ready To Get Started?

Then choose from these convenient training options

  Public Courses

Small Group Courses Open To All
Public training courses held regularly around Australia

Public Training Courses

  1 To 1 Programs

Private Programs For Individuals
Private one to one programs available all year round

1 To 1 Private Programs

Staff Training Courses  Staff Training

Workshops For Organisations
Fun, fast and effective in-house training courses for teams

In-House Training Courses


If you are interested in how you can improve your memory, double your reading speed or study more effectively then contact us for a quick chat. Call us on 02 9089 8892 or if you prefer Contact Us via email.