List of oldest companies in Australia

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This list of oldest companies in Australia includes brands and companies, excluding associations and educational, governmental, or religious organisations. To be listed, a brand or company name must remain, either in whole or in part, since inception.

Year Company Field Sources
1798 Woolpack Hotel Australian pub [1][2]
1808 Summerville Farm Farm [3][4]
1815 The Bush Inn, Tasmania Australian pub
1815 Hope and Anchor Tavern Australian pub
1815 Macquarie Arms Hotel Australian pub
1817 Bank of New South Wales Bank [5]
1822 Allens Law [6][7][8][9]
1824 Australian Agricultural Company Farm [10]
1824 Cascade Brewery Brewery [11][12]
1825 Van Diemen's Land Company
1827 Australian Museum
1827 Brunswick Hotel, Tasmania Australian pub [13]
1827 MinterEllison Law
1828 Fortune of War Hotel Australian pub
1829 Lionel Samson and Son Merchant [14][15]
1831 The Sydney Morning Herald
1831 Webster Limited
1833 Clayton Utz Law
1833 Theatre Royal, Sydney
1835 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group
1835 Mountcastle & Sons Hat Manufacturer [16][17]
1836 Houghton Wines
1837 Australian Gas Light Company Gas and electricity [18][19]
1837 Emu Brewery
1837 Swan Brewery
1838 David Jones Limited Retail
1839 Elders Limited
1840 Sandalford Wines
1841 Lord Nelson Hotel, Millers Point Australian pub
1843 Lindeman's
1846 IOOF (company)
1848 Savings Bank of South Australia
1849 AMP Limited Finance
1849 Alex Fraser Pty Ltd Metals Trading, Construction Materials
1850 Baxter Boots Footwear [20]
1852 Grand View Hotel
1851 John Sands (company)
1852 Grand View Hotel
1853 Bates Smart
1854 Anchor Foods
1856 Holden Saddlery, automotive
1858 Fairfax & Roberts Jewellery [21]
1858 IXL Manufacturing
1862 Coopers Brewery Brewing
1864 Gundagai Bakery [22]
1863 ALS Limited
1863 Bank of Queensland
1864 Nindigully Pub Australian pub
1864 Saxbys Soft Drinks Manufacturing
1864 J. Furphy & Sons Manufacturing [23][24][25]
1865 Arnott's Biscuits Manufacturing
1865 Kirks Manufacturing
1870 Blundstone Footwear Footwear
1875 Gunns Limited Timber [26]
1875 Fred. Robt. Abrecht Pty Ltd Jewellery
~1858 P. Blashki & Sons Jewellery [27]
1876 Victor Churchill Meat [28]
1877 Schweppes Australia
1880 Fraser & Mountain Plumbing [29]
1882 Nerada Tea Tea and coffee
1883 Boag's Brewery Brewery
1883 Bushells Tea and coffee
1883 Raine & Horne Real estate [30]
1883 Earp Bros Tiles and Hardware [31]
1885 Lawrence & Hanson [32]
1886 G H Varley Engineering & Manufacturing [33]
1887 Oliver Boots Footwear [34]
1888 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Dairy [35][36]
1888 Peacock Bros. Print
1889 Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard Winery
1891 Allen's
1892 Betts Group
1892 Sabco Brooms and Brushes
1892 Hopetoun Tea Rooms Restaurant
1896 AJ Parkes & Co Pty Ltd Badge and Medallion Manufacturers
1897 Akubra Hat Manufacturer
1898 Lowes Menswear
1898 Alderdice Brassfounders Pty Ltd Manufacture pumps & valves for the agricultural sector [37][38]
1898 Driza-Bone Outerwear [39][40]
1899 Fresh Dark Goose Meat Poultry
1899 Bega Cheese Dairy [41]
1903 Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Retail Pharmacy chain; Investment company [42]
1904 Hughes Limousines Transport
1906 Winning Group Retailer
1910 Rossi Boots Footwear
1910 Claybourn Oilskins Outerwear
1912 Wittner Shoes Footwear
1912 J. Hutchinson Pty Ltd Construction
1914 Stadiums Limited Events, Live Music, Promoting and Boxing
1914 Westralian Farmers Co-operative Retail [43][44]
1917 Wallace Bishop (company) Retail
1917 Sims Metal Management Metals [45]
1918 Dobsons Pty Ltd Retail [46]
1919 Three Threes Condiments Manufacturing

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