Matthew Herbert

Franchise Owner

Franchise Owner

LJ Hooker Canberra City, Dickson, Gungahlin, Kaleen, Kippax,

Weston Creek, Woden, Project Marketing ACT, Tuggeranong

Matthew entered the industry in 1981 joining the family business at LJ Hooker Belconnen as a property manager. Within two years he had moved to the sales environment enjoying instant success and then to an ownership role in 1984. From 1986 to 1989 Matthew played an integral role in the opening of offices in Kippax and Kaleen, before moving to open the Dickson office in 1990.

Since then he has been responsible for the opening of Gungahlin, the resurrection of the Canberra City branch and the launch of LJ Hooker Project Marketing (ACT), the acquisition and relaunch of LJ Hooker Weston Creek and in 2016 the opening of L.J.Hooker Woden.

Matthew has been awarded many performance awards during his distinguished career, including many sales and office performance awards, however, his career highlights have been:

- International Marketing Award 2001 and 2010

- Sir Leslie Hooker Award (nominee) 1994, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011

- Franchise Owner of the Year 2002 and 2006

- Sir Leslie Hooker Award 2007 and 2013

Today Matthew is an active Director in the offices at Canberra City Dickson, Kaleen, Kippax, Project Marketing,Weston Creek, Woden, Tuggeranong and is the Licensee in charge at Gungahlin.

In 1995 he was an inaugural member of the LJ Hooker Admirals Club which recognises the top 10% of Franchise owners internationally, a position he has continually held until today.

In 2001 he was elected by his peers to sit on the ‘LJ Hooker Franchise Owners Council’. As one of 8 Councillors who represent over 700 offices in an advisory capacity in developing the franchise offer with the Franchisor.

In 2007 he was elected Vice President of the ‘LJ Hooker Franchise Owners Council’ and appointed to the Board of Directors for LJ Hooker Limited, becoming President of the Council in 2008. He served on the LJ Hooker Ltd Board for three years before stepping down from the Board and the Council Presidency in 2010.


  • 21 Club
    21 Club
  • Admiral Advisory Group
    Admiral Advisory Group

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My Awards

  • Admiral Advisory Group - Jul 2017
  • Sir Leslie Hooker Award - Aug 2013
  • Annual NSW/ACT - Franchise Owner of the Year (Finalist) - Jun 2009
  • Sir Leslie Hooker Award (Finalist) - Aug 2008
  • Annual NSW/ACT - Franchise Owner Of The Year - Jun 2008
  • Council Member - President - Nov 2007
  • Sir Leslie Hooker Award - Aug 2007
  • Annual NSW/ACT - Franchise Owner of the Year (Finalist) - Jun 2007
  • Council Member - Vice President - Dec 2006
  • Council Member - LJ Hooker Ltd Board member - Dec 2006
  • Sir Leslie Hooker Award - Nominee - Aug 2006
  • Annual NSW/ACT - Franchise Owner Of The Year - Jul 2006
  • 21 Club - Oct 2002
  • Council Member - Committee Member - Nov 2001