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Public warning: Do not deal with Matthew Rixon 

On 2 February 2018,  Matt Kean MP, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation issued a public warning under section 86A of the Fair Trading Act 1987 against Matthew Rixon.  This is the fifth public warning issued for Mr Rixon.

On 12 January 2018, Mr Matthew Rixon was to be sentenced by the NSW Supreme Court but he failed to appear. As a result, the Supreme Court issued a bench warrant for Mr Rixon’s arrest.

Anyone with information about Mr Rixon’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

In April 2013, the NSW Supreme Court placed a permanent injunction on Rixon to ban him from conducting or being engaged in any residential building work or specialist work. He is also prohibited from acting as a sole trader or company director, as a trustee or trust beneficiary. Mr Rixon is also banned from entering into a partnership or engaging other people to carry out work on his behalf in the building industry.

The public should not engage Mr Rixon to do work for them. Anyone who has had dealings with Matthew Rixon should notify NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20 or lodge a complaint online. Remember to always check trade licences on the Fair Trading website or by calling Fair Trading – don’t deal with anyone who doesn’t have a proper licence.

Mr Rixon is known to have operated in the Newcastle area, Sydney metropolitan area and the Illawarra region, as well as Queensland and the ACT.

Mr Rixon has used the aliases Matt Geoffrey, Matthew Ewing, Andrew Gough, Matthew Douglas and Patrick Harding.

Mr Rixon has traded under the following names:

  • Affordable Building Group Pty Ltd
  • Affordable Fencing Solutions
  • Affordable Home Improvements & Maintenance Services
  • Affordable Home Services
  • Affordable Removals
  • Complete Fencing Group
  • Complete Fencing Australia
  • Complete Fencing Services Pty Ltd
  • Complete Home Improvements
  • Complete Home Services
  • Deck A Day Pty Ltd
  • Duke Group Victoria
  • Duke Group SA
  • Duke Group NSW
  • Duke Group No 1
  • Duke Group WA
  • Duke Group Tasmania
  • Duke Group QLD
  • Duke Builders
  • Duke Group
  • Duke Fencing
  • Duke Tourism
  • Duke Property
  • Duke Laws
  • Duke Hospitality
  • Meadow Fencing Pty Ltd
  • Quality Building Solutions
  • Quality Fencing Solutions
  • Rix Holdings Australia Pty Ltd
  • Rix Holdings Group Australia Pty Ltd
  • Hunter Douglas Home Improvements
  • Rixco Fencing Pty Ltd
  • Rixco Group Pty Ltd
  • Rixco Constructions Pty Ltd
  • Sydney DECKS & Pergola's Pty Ltd
  • Sydney Home Improvements
  • The Fencing Specialists Pty Ltd
  • Tomaree Building Services
  • Waratah Decks Pty Ltd
  • Waratah Home Services
  • Willow Cleaning & Maintenance Pty Ltd and,
  • One Stop Fencing Australia Pty Ltd.
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