Now he and his trusty sidekick, William the dog, are featuring on national TV for 13 weeks, looking for ghosts at local attractions including the St Thomas Anglican Cemetery at North Sydney.
Other highlights on his tours are old sections of Royal North Shore Hospital, Gore Hill Cemetery and a haunted mansion where a famous politician killed his wife in order to marry the maid.
Phillips claims independent paranormal investigators have verified these locations are haunted.
Talking about his business Sydney Ghost Tours, Phillips says "sometimes you have to see and believe something in your own mind, no matter how crazy it seems to anyone else."
Phillips and William and their spooky excursions feature on the quiz show Pyramid on GO digital at 7.30am weekdays.