Home

WELCOME TO GOWINGS

With a proud history, Gowings is a company with a strong sense of tradition that is founded on the legacy of an Australian family of pioneers.

Five generations have successfully managed the business since John Ellis Gowing, great grandfather of current CEO John Gowing, relocated halfway around the world. More than 156 years ago. To create a trade outpost in Sydney Cove.

Taking inspiration from this rich history, Gowing Pacific Trader was established to showcase our brands.

Today Gowings operates out of a regional outpost. Trading near and far. Headquartered in the Gowings Building in the coastal town of Coffs Harbour. A central location. It is ideally situated, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia.

With over 150 years of experience, we have learned from our successes and setbacks. Our day-to-day operations are directed by Gowing’s family values.

Taking care of shareholders’ money is as important to us as taking care of our own. We invest our money side-by-side with our shareholders to build a prosperous future for all.

By investing in the future of the people we serve, Gowings has been enriching people’s lives since 1868.

We remain adventurous and curious about the future.

Gowings is a listed family office. We believe in investing for the long term with an inter-generational horizon.

Our investment portfolio has consistently outperformed the index and delivered regular dividends for shareholders. Since its inception in 1953 by
Ted Gowing.

This continues today with John Gowing, an experienced and successful Australian investor. John was fortunate to work alongside his father Ted for over 15 years to learn the tricks of the trade.

Ted has some simple principles, one of which was: not to focus on trying to buy at the bottom or sell at the top. Always look for long term value.

John is now fortunate to be working with his three sons, Ellis, James and Byron, the fifth generation of the Gowings family and custodians of the future.

John Gowing is the longest-serving CEO of a public company in Australia. He delivers Gowing’s shareholders with a carefully curated selection of goods, services, and bricks-and-mortar investments.

We offer Australia’s most eclectic investment range: from retail properties including shopping centres; commercial real estate and residential development; a global surf company; water sports innovation; fishing equipment; iconic Australian brands; and food security (Tasmanian farms).

This has made us sought after. If you’d like further information or to invest alongside the Gowings family, please use the contact us form.

‘Investing together for a secure future’
– John Gowing

HOUSE OF BRANDS

INVESTMENTS

CASE STUDY

Sawtell Commons

Sawtell Commons

September 20, 2021

 

Sawtell Commons was a greenfield site bo...

Read More

CASE STUDY

Mid North Coast

Mid North Coast

September 20, 2021

 

Our Mid North Coast commitment “Steady, Con...

Read More

CASE STUDY

Cobram Estate

Cobram Estate

September 20, 2021

 

Boundary Bend is Australia's leading prod...

Read More

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

LAVO™ Hydrogen Technology Limited

LAVO™ Hydrogen Technology Limited

LAVO™ is changing the way people live with energy. An Australian headquartered hydrogen technology and lifestyle company, LAVO™ designs and manufactures renewable hydrogen energy storage solutions for residential and commercial use. LAVO™ will challenge convention, spark a global conversation and enable a meaningful change in attitudes and behaviours around sustainability, the environment and responsible consumerism. Founded ...

Read More

LAVO™ Hydrogen Technology Limited

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

SYMBYX Biome

SYMBYX Biome

SYMBYX Pty Ltd is an Australian medical technology company developing Photobiomodulation (PBM) or cold laser therapies to manage previously intractable, chronic diseases and inflammatory conditions. The primary treatment route is via the gut microbiome, leveraging the increasingly well-researched linkages between the microbiome and various body systems, including the nervous system, heart, and kidneys. Parkinson’s and Fibromyalgia are current p...

Read More

SYMBYX Biome

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Best & Less Group

Best & Less Group

Best & Less Group, made up of the brands Best & Less in Australia and Postie in New Zealand, is a retailer specialising in baby and kids’ apparel. The company generates 86% of revenue from its proprietary brands, all designed in-house. Its clothing is then distributed for sale across 246 physical stores and online. The group recorded unaudited sales revenue of $663 million for FY21. The group listed on the ASX on July 26th af...

Read More

Best & Less Group

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

CannaPacific

CannaPacific

CannaPacific is an Australian biotechnology company with a focus on developing novel registered cannabinoid-based medicines for patients with unmet medical needs. CannaPacific is building a global therapeutic offering with an initial focus on palliative care and post-traumatic stress disorder. Their 3 core business hubs are Pharma Development (rebranded to 3eD Pharma); Cultivation and Clinical engagement programs. During FY 21 their Pharma stra...

Read More

CannaPacific

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited

National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited

NSX owns and operates the National Stock Exchange of Australia; the second largest listings exchange in Australia. NSX is building an alternative exchange, creating a deeper, more liquid and a lower cost of raising capital. Gowings believes NSX has the potential to develop into a Tier 1 listings exchange, providing strong growth by initially targeting lower market capitalisation companies and providing exchange services at lower cost. In May 2021...

Read More

National Stock Exchange of Australia Limited

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Cobram Estate Olives

Cobram Estate Olives

Cobram Estate Olives is Australia's leading producer of premium extra virgin olive oil and Australia’s largest olive farmer. Boundary Bend produces Australia’s two top selling extra virgin olive oil brands, Cobram Estate and Red Island, and owns 2.4 million producing trees on over 6,575 hectares of pristine Australian farmland located in the Murray Valley region of northwest Victoria. Additionally, Boundary Bend operates a bottling, storage a...

Read More

Cobram Estate Olives

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Five V Capital

Five V Capital

Five V Capital was set up and is managed by Adrian MacKenzie and Srdjan Dangubic, experienced Australian private equity and venture capital managers with whom Gowings has enjoyed a long relationship. Gowings have committed $1 million to Five V’s Fund II which has invested in leading businesses across a range of sectors including healthcare, retail, media, consumer, technology, and financial services. Including brands such as Madman Entertainmen...

Read More

Five V Capital

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Our Innovation Fund

Our Innovation Fund

Our Innovation Fund is an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in Australian-based, early-stage, innovative technology businesses with the potential for high growth and attractive returns. The Fund is run by a team with decades of experience investing in and building technology businesses. The fund capitalises on the Australian Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda, seeking to stimulate the Australian innovation ecosystem w...

Read More

Our Innovation Fund

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Carlton Investments

Carlton Investments

Carlton Investments Limited is a listed investment company, incorporated in 1928 and traded on the ASX. Carlton Investments’ strategy is to invest in established, well managed Australian listed entities that are expected to provide attractive levels of franked dividends and long-term capital growth. Investments are held for the long term and are generally only disposed of through takeover, mergers or other exceptional circumstances that may ari...

Read More

Carlton Investments

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

DiCE Molecules

DiCE Molecules

DiCE Molecules (DiCE) is a privately held US biotechnology company running a technology platform that began at Stanford University and has the potential to revolutionize small molecule drug discovery. Their business model includes the generation of milestone payments and royalty revenue through drug discovery collaborations, alongside the monetization of its own drug development assets.

DiCE has been making great progress despite COVI...

Read More

DiCE Molecules

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

PowerPollen Accelerated Ag Technologies

PowerPollen Accelerated Ag Technologies

PowerPollen is an early-stage agricultural technology company based in Iowa, USA, that is working on advanced yield enhancement technology that enables higher yields in seed and grain production. PowerPollen has created a paradigm shift in agriculture by revolutionizing how plants reproduce, providing unprecedented control of pollination that simplifies corn seed production while potentially enabling hybrid production and higher profits in curren...

Read More

PowerPollen Accelerated Ag Technologies

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Pacific Coast Shopping Centres

Pacific Coast Shopping Centres

Our centres are well placed and continue to capitalise from the rapid economic growth and development currently being experienced in the NSW Mid North Coast region. Substantial ongoing government investment including the approved $1.8 billion dollar Coffs Harbour Pacific Highway Bypass Project due to commence later in 2021, combined with a large population surge due to increased work flexibility and other infrastructure investment including healt...

Read More

Pacific Coast Shopping Centres

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Coffs Central Shopping Centre

Coffs Central Shopping Centre

During the period the leasing team were able to successfully renew a major anchor tenant and secure high-quality new retailers in the more challenging air-bridge space at rental levels above valuation including:

Hearing Australia, Shape 20, Fone Works

The leasing pipeline and enquiry levels remains relatively strong with 3 new lease deals and 7 renewals currently being negotiated. The team is taking a highly selective ap...

Read More

Coffs Central Shopping Centre

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Port Central Shopping Centre

Port Central Shopping Centre

Port Central continues to trade strongly and vacancies are at a minimum.  During the period we secured BCU in a prominent street-facing site and we are negotiating lease deals with 3 new tenants.  The renewals pipeline is strong with a major fashion offer renewing during the period and 10 renewals relating to major retail groups close to finalisation.

The planned capital upgrade & reconfiguration of the upstairs food court in...

Read More

Port Central Shopping Centre

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Kempsey Central Shopping Centre

Kempsey Central Shopping Centre

We are very pleased to report that the Country Universities Centre Macleay Valley (which was backed and supported by the Federal & NSW Government, CUC Central, Kempsey Shire Council, and Gowings Bros Ltd was opened officially at Kempsey Central in April 2021 by the Mayor and local Federal member. CUC is a major strategic tenancy for the centre and has been hugely successful since its launch with 114 registered students, far exceeding the init...

Read More

Kempsey Central Shopping Centre

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Sawtell Commons

Sawtell Commons

Completion of the Stage 2 works sees 20 of the 220 Sawtell Commons residential lots constructed and registered for sale or development. Sale prices for the stage 3 release of 56 lots are being reviewed but to date, pre-sale interest has been strong with 11 holding deposits received at an average of $325,000 per lot. Stage 3 subdivision works have commenced with Registration for stage 3 expected around the end of March 2022....

Read More

Sawtell Commons

INVESTMENT SPOTLIGHT

Solitary 30

Solitary 30

The Jetty development site located at 357 Harbour Drive paves the way for an exciting new mixed-use development for Gowings. The site has now been demolished and some of the historic and original timber elements of the Forestry Building have been re-purposed at the new Gowings Head Office located on level 3 of the Gowings Building on Harbour Drive in Coffs Harbour. Various Architects have presented several concepts for the site and are we contin...

Read More

Solitary 30

LATEST NEWS

From idea to ocean: Avanced manufactured travel Surfboard set to make waves

Gowings Bros Ltd (Gowings) partners with Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centre to develop the latest technology in surfboard manufacturing.

Unleash your adventurous spirit with Gowings Pacific Trader

From establishing Gowings iconic Market Street store in Sydney to championing Aussie-made products and environmental initiatives.

One of the world’s most authentic surf brands now in Coffs Harbour

Surf Hardware International (SHI) is delighted to announce it has officially relocated its global headquarters to Coffs Harbour.