I have been trying to get costings from accountants regarding setup costs for a PTY LTD structure. I've been told by some people who have set up such structures that it costa about $400. I went to one accountant who gave me a piece of paper which says it costs $2000. Now for that I would say no way. I have since tried to get figures form other accountants by e-mail. No luck, one saying I would have come in and pay $150 per hour for a consultation. Is it common practice to not give a set up cost so a prospective customer can make a decision? Surely, I shouldn't have to pay a consultation fee for what I know I need to then get a figure that I would be up for. If I walk into a shop I can see the price before I commit. All I want is too know what the cost might be to factor it into startup costs. Any help would be much appreciated. Also if you know good people in the Melbourne area that could be considered would be good, too. Thanks.