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
1817 Bank of New South Wales Bank [1]
1824 Australian Agricultural Company Farm [2]
1824 Cascade Brewery Brewery [3][4]
1825 Van Diemen's Land Company
1829 Lionel Samson Merchant [5][6]
1831 The Sydney Morning Herald
1833 Clayton Utz Retail
1835 Mountcastle Pty Ltd Hat Manufacturer [7][8]
1836 Houghton Wines
1837 Australian Gas Light Company Gas and electricity [9][10]
1838 David Jones Limited Retail
1840 Sandalford Wines
1841 Fairfax Media Media
1850 Baxter Boots Footwear [11]
1851 Grand View Hotel
1858 Fairfax & Roberts Jewellery [12]
1862 Coopers Brewery Brewing
1864 J. Furphy & Sons Manufacturing [13][better source needed]
1870 Blundstone Footwear Footwear
1875 Gunns Limited Timber [14]
~1875 P Blashki and Sons Jewellery [15]
1880 Fraser & Mountain Plumbing [16]
1885 Lawrence & Hanson [17]
1887 Oliver Boots Footwear [18]
1888 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Dairy [19][20]
1888 Peacock Bros. Print
1898 Driza-Bone Outerwear [21][22]
1899 Bega Cheese Dairy [23]
1903 Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Chemist [24]
1906 Winning Group Retailer
1914 Stadiums Limited Events, Live Music, Promoting and Boxing
1914 Westralian Farmers Co-operative Retail [25][26]
1917 Sims Metal Management Metals [27]
1918 Dobsons Pty Ltd Retail [28]

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  3. ^ McSmith, Andy (18 October 2007). "It's the craic that brings you back". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  4. ^ Starke, Andrew (1 November 2010). "Cascade gets a Makeover". The Shout. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
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  7. ^ "Slouch hats continued to be made in Australia". Parliament of Australia (Press release). 26 March 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  8. ^ "MESSRS. MOUNTCASTLE AND SONS". 28 December 1895. p. 1. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  9. ^ "The Australian Gas Light Company". The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 December 1947. p. 4. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Australian Gas Light – Modernising Internal Provisions". 8 August 1935. p. 11. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  11. ^ "From Anzac army boots to planned Sydney CBD store, Baxter Boots keeps marching on". BRW. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  12. ^ http://www.afr.com/brand/afr-magazine/fairfax--roberts-jewellery-ceo-georgina-brujic-opens-doors-to-change-20151019-gkchzj
  13. ^ http://sheppartonmotormuseumandcollectibles.com.au/furphy-museum
  14. ^ "National City Co. Has Amalgamated with Associates". Border Cities Star. 19 February 1920. p. 5. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  15. ^ http://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/articles/2352
  16. ^ Gardiner, Ed (15 August 2016). "History is revealed – Northern Suburbs Moreland Leader Page 11". Leader Community Newspapers. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
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  18. ^ https://www.oliver.com.au/
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  20. ^ Ockenden, Will (4 May 2013). "Bega Cheese launches $319 million takover bid for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter". ABC. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  21. ^ Bone, Driza (2 May 2018). "About Driza-Bone". Driza-Bone. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  22. ^ Bone, Driza (2 May 2018). "About Driza-Bone". Driza-Bone. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  23. ^ Cheeese, Bega (14 Oct 2018). "Bega Cheese Brief History". Bega Cheese. Retrieved 14 Oct 2018.
  24. ^ "Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited – History". www.whsp.com.au. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
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  26. ^ Askew, Kate (3 July 2007). "From farm boy to history man". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  27. ^ "History of Sims Metal Management | Global Metals Recycling | Scrap Metal Recycling | Scrap Metal Prices | Sims Metal Management Global". www.simsmm.com. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  28. ^ https://dobsons.com.au/