Meet Mel

If you haven’t met me yet, I am the Mel of Mel and Russell – owners of Great Aussie Holiday Park. I’m pictured here with my daughter, Jas, in the park laundry in 2016; as always, having fun at work.

To help you get to know me, I answered a few questions that we have asked our other team members too.

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I  grew up on the Gold Coast. My first job was at Brothers Neilson and then I became a Legal Secretary. I’ve also been a Real Estate Agent, and a Farm Office Administrator. I ended up in Bowna because I met a good-looking farmer at Henty (Russell) and the rest, as they say, is history. Russell and I have three adult children, and we bought the holiday park about six years ago!

I have an OCD with things needing to be straight. The team here always joke about it in the office and make something crooked, just so I have to straighten it!!

What do you love most about the Albury/Wodonga region?

I love Albury/Wodonga. It is so pretty here as well as being close the Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. And there are wineries nearby, Lake Hume is great for water sports and we are close to the snow in winter for snow skiing. Why would you want to live anywhere else – we’ve got everything!

Why did you choose to work in hospitality?

Well, we bought a holiday park!! Seriously, I just love seeing people having fun and having the holiday park means I get to do that every day.

What do you love most about working at Great Aussie Holiday Park?

That’s easy – happy staff and happy guests.


Say hi on your next visit – I’d love to have a chat.