About Us

How we started:

Steve Reilly joined the NSW Police Force as a Police Cadet at 15 years of age in 1966 straight from Narrabeen Boys High School before graduating as a Police Officer in 1969, mainly initially stationed on the Sydney Northern Beaches.

In 1973 he graduated through in to the Detective ranks and into the undercover squad of the now infamous 21 Division, stationed at various secret locations in the Redfern areas of Sydney.

Being a well known local and 1st. Grade Rugby League footballer at the time with South Sydney, Steve and his partner Kevin Roberts, another well known 1st. Grade Rugby League Referee and ex. 1st. Grade footballer also with South Sydney, he found it increasingly hard to perform undercover Police work in NSW.

In the same year, 1973, Steve and June were married, and it was mutually agreed that Police undercover work was best to be abandoned, hence Reilly and Sons Food Services were established, with Bread, Milk, Dairy and Juice products their main source of income.

Steve’s initial years of employment with the NSW Police Force at such a young age, combined with his sporting fame via Athletics, Surf Lifesaving (NSW Hall of Fame Surfboats) and Rugby League made him into the unique character he is today, forming many lifelong friendships and networking contacts which are so essential to any successful business.

After initially operating as a husband and wife team, with part time staff, the Co. started to expand during the mid to late 1990`s with the addition of their two sons, Shaun and Aaron joining the Co. and operating out of a small office and warehouse facility in Mona Vale.

The rapid growth during this period of time was due mainly to Reilly and Sons Food Services commencement of Distributing Milk and Dairy products for Murrumbidgee Dairy Products (MDP) in 1992 based in Wagga Wagga who were owned at the time by the Bonlac Foods Group of Co.`s.

Reilly and Sons Food Services real prominence were established after their involvement in partnership with Murrumbidgee Dairy Products (MDP) when they were awarded the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Contract to exclusively supply all of the Milk and Dairy products to this major Event.

The Award Winning Riverina Fresh Milk then became the best known brand of Milks within the Milk and Dairy Industry in the City CBD areas of Sydney.

In recent years Bonlac Foods have been purchased by the well known world’s largest Milk and Dairy Co. (Fonterra Aust.) and the most recent buyer being the Blue River Group Australia Brands Pty. Ltd. (Riverina Fresh Milk Co.) who have other well known brands of Milk and Dairy products such as Riverina Fresh, Mainland, Bega, Perfect Italiano, Allowrie, Western Star etc. etc..

With recent further expansion, Reilly and Sons Food Services moved from their original smaller base at Mona Vale to their current complex at Cromer.

Steve and June are currently looking forward to impending retirement, with their two sons Shaun and Aaron taking on more responsibilities within the Company.

With five grandkids now within the ranks of Reilly and Sons Food Services, it seems to be assured of continuing prominence within the Milk and Dairy Industry in future decades to come.