About us

Bret Ward Real Estate is one of the leading estate agencies in Paynesville, Bairnsdale, Raymond Island, Eagle Point and Newlands Arm. With continuous growth in business since 2004, we can offer our clients a wide range of listings for sale and an extensive data base of buyers. We have properties ranging in price $90,000 up to $2.5million and they include everything from blocks of land to retirement units, residential homes, investment properties, land subdivisions, rural properties, waterfront land, luxurious waterfront homes and commercial properties.

Paynesville is a thriving coastal town on the Gippsland Lakes just 300kms East of Melbourne, it is known as a mecca for safe boating, fishing and a mild climate. Much of the recent growth has stemmed from the development of a network of canals and prestigious waterfront homes, which has created 2 artificial Islands in the middle of town. The continued growth is well served by a range of local shops, waterfront cafe's, restaurants, bars, clubs, new community centre, doctors, dentists, 2 supermarkets and a community Bendigo Bank.

Raymond Island is Just a short passenger ferry ride across from Paynesville where you will find an abundance of bird life, Koalas and Kangaroos. There is also great fishing, a terrific boat ramp, jetty berths and very reasonably priced homes. With a small population of full time residents, Raymond Island has also seen steady growth in the past couple of years in the sales of holiday homes and investment properties.


We offer our clients professional and friendly service including

  • Home and land sales
  • Rural property sales
  • Land development sale
  • Waterfront property sales
  • Property Management

We know our area well and we are proudly involved in a number of community organizations such as Paynesville Primary School, Scouts and we are sponsors of the local Football club, Bowling club and numerous community events. As a member of Paynesville Business and Tourism Association we are delighted to offer our local knowledge and introduce our area to tourists and clients.