Our Backyard – Anglesea

Welcome to Anglesea

Happy New Year!

It has been a very tough week for so many people who have experienced the real life situation of owning property on the coast and Australian Bushland. We have all felt the sadness personally & professionally on some level of losing a home to fire. I have a friend that was trying to see if her home had gone in Wye River by scrolling through media footage and photos, being in Melbourne hoping to get some sort of finality to put her & her family’s minds at ease one way or another. Her father who passed away many years ago purchased the land and had the home built for his family to spend quality time together. Their property end up being on the front page of the Herald Sun tragically no longer standing. Eventually making the trip down ‘Ruth’s Mum’ allowed to view the site, the pic below assessing all that was. Of course through the initial shock and loss comes the feeling of being so incredibly grateful that not one single person was hurt, injured or lives lost. Memories and moments will always be entrenched in the hearts and minds surrounding a home and fortunately a house can be rebuilt.

A seat in Wye River has a plaque honouring ‘Sid Allen’ and we still don’t know today, if that seat is still there or also gone in the fire.

From a business perspective, we have many of our landlords that have stories similar to the one of my friend. Lots of properties we have managed for holiday bookings, for sale or rental now gone.

One of our staff here in Anglesea, has a husband that volunteers for the CFA and saw first-hand some of the devastation of Wye River and Separation Creek. Like most of the volunteers ‘Jo De Smet’ works full time, has children, family and then dedicates any spare time to help and support in a crisis situation.  We owe so much to the fire fighters & their families, support staff and amazing communication for ‘saving us’ and allowing us to truly appreciate what is most important in life.

As most of us were enjoying our Christmas lunch and now again on New Year’s Eve that we are about to share with our nearest and dearest, we are again reminded how important it is to hold the special ones close, live in the moment and don’t take a single thing for granted.

We recommend anyone that lives, holidays or even having a day trip to a bush fire prone area to carry on enjoying paradise however be mindful, aware and stay safe.  Download the ‘fire ready’ app to your phone, check out the CFA website and Vic Roads website for road closures. Have a plan in place should you need to evacuate. Make sure you have insurance for any property you have just purchased – even if settlement hasn’t taken place. Property can be replaced, People Cant.

A huge thank you internally to the staff in our company that go over and above to make sure our business operates efficiently keeping everyone safe, happy and enabled holidays to be relaxing and embraced.

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year, may 2016 be everything you could wish and hope for.


Kind Regards


Kellie Saddington

Branch Manager 

Ruth's Mum - Wye River










11 Ariyna Crescent 12:00pm-12:30pm
3/1 Minifie Avenue 12:00pm-12:30pm
30 Belton Street 1:00pm-1:30pm
1 McConnell Close 2:00pm-2:30pm
36 Eleventh Avenue 2:00pm-2:30pm


3/1 Minifie Avenue 12:00pm-12:30pm
54 Golf Links Road 1:00pm-1:30pm
30 Belton Street 1:00pm-1:30pm
103 Noble Street 2:00pm-2:30pm
36 Eleventh Avenue 2:00pm-2:30pm  

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