Charles Stewart Real Estate
and Livestock has been part of South West Victoria for a century.
The company still operates from
where it all began with Mr Charles Stewart in 1917, at its head office in
Bromfield Street, Colac.
Today, this fourth generation
family owned and operated business continues to maintain the values of honesty
and professionalism synonymous with Charles Stewart when he started out 100
Charles Stewart Real Estate and
Livestock take great pride in being part of the fabric of the local community.
Its company founders, management and staff have
established long and enduring business and community links providing service to
generations of local families.
Colac and surrounding towns have
grown from settlements, some only accessible by sea, to thriving regional and
coastal communities servicing growing farming, rural and tourist industries.
The company has been part of the
many ups and downs the community has experienced as the region has developed.
stories dotting the company's history are also the stories of local history.
Charles Stewart started out in a time when the favoured mode of transport was
the horse, he visited his clients in the Otways
horseback, farmers herded their cattle to market along the country roads and
market day was, and still is, an integral part of community life.
locals will remember when the saleyards were in the middle of town and Thursday
in Colac, up until the late 70s, was a hive of activity. And the milestone of
the opening new yards on the edge of
town in 1979.
Today, it's a very different world than when it all began 100 years ago. And our
centenary is an opportunity to say thank you to the many customers and clients,
and the staff , current and past, that have had a role in the organisation and
contributed to achieving this milestone.
2017 the company has grown, and in addition to its Colac office, it now has
offices in Camperdown, Geelong, Warrnambool, Hamilton and Ballarat.
to the future the company and its team of livestock agents, rural, residential
and commercial estate agents and property management staff continue to provide
professional service built on
local knowledge that stretches back for 100 years.