Meet the local retailers at Victoria Gardens

Our local businesses are the heart and soul of our centre. They’re the people behind your delicious daily coffee, fresh cuts of premium meat, immaculately steamed work shirts, and carefully curated looks. We’re here to share the stories behind some of the hard-working retailers at Victoria Gardens.

Get to know our local retailers as they share their stories so that next time you drop in to support their business, they’ll know you’re here for them too.

We’re Here For Vic Gardens

Meet Lucy

At Seed in Victoria Gardens, Assistant Store Manager Lucy Dawkins loves cultivating happiness and planting smiles on her customers’ faces. 

“I love to talk to people. At Victoria Gardens you get everyone, from babies to grandmas. I love making so many different people happy. It’s very rewarding.”

Read Lucy's Story

Meet Jarrod

Jarrod Ludeman has his customers cooking up a storm. As Store Manager of Matchbox Kitchenware he’s the maestro of sharp deals and shiny gadgets for Victoria Gardens’ locals.

“I love the area, it’s close to the river and there are parks everywhere. I love interacting with the public and meeting new people.”


Wanting more? We’ve got so many wonderful retailer stories to share!

Over the next few weeks, you’ll get to meet some more friendly faces behind Vic Gardens. Stay up to date and sign up to our database for more.


Our local retailers are a special part of our community, always reliable, always here. Now you can be rewarded for supporting them too.

We’re giving you the chance to win one of 10 x $100 gift card, simply for shopping locally. To enter, show some love to our local retailers by making a purchase at a participating store in-centre, and then subscribe to our e-newsletter by completing the entry form.

Good luck and thank you for supporting local!

AU16+ only. Ends 25/05/22 7pm. Keep receipt/s. Max 1 entry per qualifying transaction. T&Cs apply