It’s a healthy sign for Lorne; young couples are prepared to make commitments to eatery businesses in town. Jo and Tess have recently bought the Riverbank Café, happy the have a place they can call their own. They are having fun developing and establishing the business and pleased with the support they are receiving from […]


Sean, General Manager of The Grand Pacific Hotel, gained his qualifications, a bachelor in Business and Hospitality, at Latrobe University’s Wodonga campus. He worked for five years after that at a well-known restaurant in Echuca, Oscar W’s. In 2011 he decided on a sea change and came to Lorne as manager of Flowers (now Maple […]


The mystery is now over about what’s happening in the new building beside The Pavilion on the foreshore – HAH (Health and Hire) Lorne beach has opened and is operating. An initiative by Katie Walker and on his days off husband, Leon, with a mission is to sell and serve food they make themselves from […]


Arlene’s view from “the office” is the envy of many. As manager of the menswear store Gazman she overlooks the main surf beach – oh, and that’s after driving the scenic route daily to Lorne from Deans Marsh where she now lives. She enhances this daily dose of nature and beauty by doing yoga, which […]


Bryce, initially came to Lorne from a hotel in Bateman’s Bay, NSW, to become general manager at The Grand Pacific Hotel, a position he held for ten years. Now with wife Samia, he has his own business, Lorne Central, a comfortable, welcoming meeting place for locals and visitors to eat. Growing up in a New […]


Phil, as current “controller” of the SES Lorne Unit and an active member of CFA since 2007, not to mention member and past treasurer of the Surf Club and member of the Aquatic Club …. and more, he is to say the least, fully occupied. His background as a practising accountant has made him a […]


Diane was born and educated in Johannesburg, South Africa. Growing up, one of her biggest dreams was to come to Australia, the birthplace of her mother. After school she travelled around Europe and for two years and lived in the United Kingdom before returning home to study for an International Marketing Management Diploma. Her first […]

Harry and Pam

Retired ex director of nursing at Lorne Hospital, Pam, is still involved but as a passionate volunteer in the Op Shop and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Pam and Harry retired on the same day 22 years ago and are now living at Eastern View in a house they rebuilt after losing everything on […]


Lorne is welcoming a new kid on the block. On August 1, Callan is opening his Surf Coast Technology and Gadget Guru shop under the Cumberland. A long time addict of anything technological, he has decided to turn his acquired skills into a business. “I love finding out how things work and fixing things – […]


David was 11 when his life in fine arts began at Circle Studio in Stockport, UK. His developing skills were later valued in commercial art and he worked in Manchester for a short time before he and two friends decided to venture to Australia as ‘Ten Quid Poms’. They landed in Sydney in the late […]