About Us – The Storyphillip island directory for local business, community groups, sporting groups and social groups

Phillip Island is a place that everyone loves. This wild and scenic island is home to a diverse group of businesses and I wanted to create a directory to showcase the many talented local business owners on Phillip Island and San Remo!

We all need to shop local continually to support our community.  Phillip Island has  many unique businesses that can now be found easily in this directory.


“We Are Phillip Island” is a Business and Community Directory

All businesses advertised on this website are located on Phillip Island which includes San Remo. It is about promoting local and giving more exposure to the business.  In most cases, the advertisement is found on page 1 for their name and for the keywords.  It also promotes their “brand”.

Now entering into our 4th year, the website has reached over 11,000 views per month and grows every month.

With so many new, exciting, and innovative businesses here, it is a great business decision for businesses to use this medium to further enhance and grow their business.

“We Are Phillip Island” was recently announced as an Award Winner in Online, Mobile & Home-based Business & a Finalist in the Resilience category, in the Bass Coast Business Awards!


I am Judi Pay and since I made the move to live in this paradise of Phillip Island, I found it quite cumbersome to know what was available on this Island.  I have always been a passionate “buy Local” advocate, so really wanted to use local businesses.

Finding what was available here both in social groups and businesses was quite time consuming. When it was time to find to find a “local” tradesperson again I was hit with a similar  problem.

Use “Google” you say – however I have found that it is not always up to date and in most cases does not recognise if it is local.

We Are Phillip Island was “born” in Aug 2020 just as we were introduced to Covid.

My Background

About Us – The story commenced in Batemans Bay with running a caravan Park and a 7 day a week shop selling everything from take away food, to petrol and filling gas bottles.

Trained in Community Development, I have worked in Local Government and the Not-For-Profit Sector.  Working with communities to develop plans, obtain funding, conflict resolution, developing youth specific areas, sporting facilities etc.

Then as manager of Berry Street (Seymour)I managed a team of youth workers and together we  initiated and developed programs for disengaged and homeless young people.  After the Black Saturday fires, I was asked to work with the communities of Marysville and Kinglake.

Now I spend my working life promoting Phillip Island businesses, community groups and this beautiful Island through social media and the support has been outstanding.

I have a small dedicated team, and I thoroughly love my work here.  I am always thrilled to meet business owners and to be able to give them more business coverage through social media and Google searches.

I am incredibly proud of the place I now call home. I love the quiet times, but then I adore the busy times of the seasons. I feel so blessed that I am able to live here.

If you’d like to join our community and have your business listed here, get in contact, I would love to promote your business.

I hope that you enjoy this website and find it very useful.

You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram – @wearephillipisland.