About Black Swan IT

Founded in 2008 by Julia Sykes-Turner, Black Swan IT is a small website development company set up to help organisations and businesses establish an online presence. Initially building websites from simple HTML, Julia soon saw a need for website owners to be able to update their own websites. So the move towards Joomla!  began.

Joomla makes its mark

Joomla websites were hugely popular and led to a surge in demand - people loved having control over their own websites! Today all websites by Black Swan IT are built on the Joomla platform.

Julia was trained in Information Technology at Swinburne University in 1996 after several years of teaching computing to Year 11 and 12 students. She was hired by an insurance company for over 10 years to look after some of their computing systems, before leaving to set up her own website business in Melbourne's bayside suburb of Hampton.

Why the name "Black Swan IT"?

Julia's first place of employment in programming was close to Albert Park Lake, where the black swans glide - often with their cygnets - for much of the year. Watching the swans during lunch breaks was a joy that Julia chose to take with her into the name of her new business. If you ever have a tricky problem to solve, there's nothing like the serenity of swans to help open your mind to solutions!

And the icing on the cake? Julia often spys black swans bobbing around on the bay near Hampton! Beautiful.

What they say about us


We were delighted with the website Black Swan IT created for our company.  Julia came up with an impressive, cost effective solution which met our design brief and has provided us with great support along the way.  The finished product is a professional, absorbing and eye-catching website that we are very pleased with.


I can't thank you enough. The site is perfect. I have read through it and it is what I wanted. You enabled my vision to come true. I would highly recommend your company to anyone wanting to build or refresh their website.


We asked Julia to redesign our old website last year and we are thrilled with the result. It was clear during the process that Julia was genuinely interested in producing an effective new website, working with us and making professional suggestions along the way. Julia is patient and professional and a pleasure to work with.

Sandringham & District Historical Society Inc.

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