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To mark its opening and support the community, Aussie Northcote is offering local community groups and clubs free access to a large portable marquee and portable gas barbecue.

Northcote community groups and clubs just need to register their interest and book the marquee and barbecue with Aussie Northcote. The first five groups to register will also receive a donation of 20 kilos of sausages for their next fundraising event.

Aussie Northcote co-franchisee Lachie Pitman said, “Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for our local community groups to raise as much money as they can.

“Selling snags and drinks on a weekend is a great way for local clubs to raise funds. A sausage on a bread roll represents helping a mate, and Aussie Northcote is here to help the local community. We think the marquee and barbecue will be popular because people realise all the money raised will go straight back into the local community,” he said.

Aussie Northcote is owned by Callum Kerr and Lachie Pitman, who also owns the Greensborough store. Lachie and mortgage broker Maria Tsoukatos have previously worked at National Australia Bank in Northcote and Thornbury and have extensive local experience.

Mr Pitman said “Northcote is a popular suburb due to its close proximity to the CBD. Our cafe culture and good public transport access is attracting an influx of buyers and we want to be here to provide a great home loan service through our wide choice of lenders, just like we’ve been doing in Greensborough.”

Mr Kerr added “Prices in Northcote are growing at fever pitch. The median house price grew by 15 per cent to $1.13 million in the September quarter, according to recent data by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria.

“We invite anyone involved in local groups to give us a call to book in the use of the marquee and the barbeque, or to just pop in, say hello and find out how we can help you get the right home loan for your needs, whether you’re a first time buyer or looking to refinance to a better deal.”

Located within Northcote Central Shopping Centre, Aussie Northcote is open 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays, or after hours by appointment. They can be contacted on (03) 9480 4800 or visit