Alfred settled in the Barrabool Hills in 1852. During this time he pursued farming and lime burning.
He was the licensee of the Kardinia Hotel in Highton from 1862 to 1871. The hotel was on the south west corner of Barrabool Hills and Valley Roads.
He was a South Barwon Shire councillor for the Kardinia riding from 1864 to 1871 and again from 1874 to 1876 and was president for one term. On his retirement from the council he was presented with an illuminated address acknowledging his able services and wishing him a happy future in the "old land". The address was signed by the president, Cr William Higgins. He returned to England in 1876.
His wife, Elizabeth, died on 2 September 1882 aged 68 at her residence, 24 Antill Road, London. Alfred died on 13 August 1913 aged 86 at the same address. His remains were interred in the City of London Cemetery.