Melanie Ottaway

Property Manager

Melanie Ottaway made her move into the real estate industry in early 2016, starting out as an Assistant Property Manager and Branching into the role as the Senior Property Manager of LJ Hooker Coolum in 2018.

Putting her very busy day job to the side, Melanie is very passionate about the community and organises four charity events each year to help the people in need within the Coolum region and raising much needed funds for the Cancer Council, “it’s not just realestate to me, we are real people who generally have your best interests in place”.

Melanie prides herself on her ability to build a rapport with her clients and manage their properties with dedication and professionalism.

An excellent listener, she’s determined to go above and beyond to ensure that her client’s needs and expectations are met.

Melanie has lived on the Sunshine Coast for 20 years within her journey, from 2008 to 2012 Melanie had travelled Australia and New Zealand working on yachts as a stewardess and deckhand, Melanie hung her deck shoes up and then became an Events Coordinator from 2012 to early 2016 organising small conferences.

Melanie then followed her dreams to become a Property Manager and joined the team at the Coolum office with Tony and Michelle, with being taken under their wing, Melanie climbed the ladder and began her journey in her dream job.

Melanie is also a keen fisherwomen and loves being amongst the outdoors.

Melanie will assure you, that she will look after your investment property as if it was her own and is only a phone call away.

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We joined LJ Hooker Coolum for the rental of our property around 12 months ago. After a few initial hiccups with some issues, Melanie came to our rescue. She is the most polite, friendly, happy property manager we have dealt with. She bends over backwards to help and oblige the landlord so all parties are happy. She rented our property in a very short period of time so vacancy time was minimal. She completes comprehensive reports leaving ‘no stone left unturned’ so both the tenant and landlord are well informed. Melanie has made our experience such a pleasure and without doubt we would recommend her to all, tenant or landlord.


Dear Melanie Thanks Melanie and LJ Hooker for helping us into our rental home recently on the Sunshine Coast! Its no easy task to upsticks and relocate from the UK to Australia. Thanks to all at the Coolum Beach office for helping so much with our unique venture and going the extra mile. You are true professionals and we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone. Thanks for being there and giving us such a fantastic welcome. We are so pleased we chose LJ Hooker Coolum Beach! Forever thanks!

Paul & Chris

Hi Melanie, You are very efficient. We greatly appreciate your diligence.

R & M Bingham

Hi Melanie, Thank you again for everything! You guys were great handling everything in regards to the house and questions that I had. Thanks and have a lovely day


We have just rented through LJ Hooker Coolum Beach and couldn't be more happier with the service right from the beginning. Mel was fantastic to deal with. Very friendly staff. We look forward to enjoying our new house. Thanks again LJ Hooker.

Dear Mel I want to say a huge thank you yesterday for being so patient when I was trying to forward you two emails, one of which I know you received today in your inbox. Again, thank you, always for your generosity of spirit and kindness. They are very special qualities, Mel.


These guys go above and beyond giving you that little extra personal experience when dealing with them, especially Melanie who was awesome to deal with all the way through.

Dave Maddern

Thank you to Melanie Ottaway, Property & Marketing Manager at LJ Hooker Coolum Beach. We have found Melanie to be professional & passionate for her job as Property & Marketing Manager. What a breath of fresh air to find someone so helpful. Melanie has helped us to find the next stage of our life on the Sunshine Coast. Thank you Melanie, for being so helpful to us as newcomers to the Sunshine Coast.

Robert & Elaine Tucker

Melanie was a delight to deal with through the whole property search process. Her personal touch made for a pleasant experience while remaining professional and super-efficient.

Renae Rutledge