Last year we had a film crew on site at Willsmere.

We weren't allowed to give any information at the time, but now we can release that the filming was for an episode of the SBS program "Who do you think you are?" and the subject of the episode was Bert Newton.  We've just been informed that the episode will air on Tuesday 26th May at 7.30pm and also SBS on demand after that time.

Understandably we don't yet know what the content will be, but it's a good guess there will be some intereneting information on Bert Newton as well as Willsmere.

Here is the email from our contact at SBS and some shots taken during the day-

Dear friends,

Firstly I need to apologise for the lack of communication, the Who Do You Think You Are? production office was shut down when the COVID-19 lockdown hit so no one has been around to field any emails or communication. 

We wanted to let you know that the Bert Newton episode of Who Do You Think You Are? is airing on SBS next Tuesday 26th May at 7.30pm (please double check your local guides).  Don’t forget it will also be uploaded on the SBS On Demand website within a few days after going to air. 

We are all so excited and happy with how the episode came together so magnificently, the stories are beautifully told thanks to your invaluable help.


I hope you are keeping safe and well.  Thank you again for all your help – we really can’t do this program without kind people like yourself!

Kind regards,



Bert newton at Willsmere Entrance


Bert Newton inside Willsmere


The Willsmere Library ready for filming


Willsmere is located at Wiltshire Drive (access via Yarra Boulevard), Kew VIC 3101