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
1808 Summerville Farm Farm [1][2]
1817 Bank of New South Wales Bank [3]
1822 Allens Law [4][5][6][7]
1824 Australian Agricultural Company Farm [8]
1824 Cascade Brewery Brewery [9][10]
1825 Van Diemen's Land Company
1827 MinterEllison Law
1829 Lionel Samson and Son Merchant [11][12]
1831 The Sydney Morning Herald
1833 Clayton Utz Law
1835 Mountcastle Pty Ltd Hat Manufacturer [13][14]
1836 Houghton Wines
1837 Australian Gas Light Company Gas and electricity [15][16]
1838 David Jones Limited Retail
1840 Sandalford Wines
1849 Alex Fraser Pty Ltd Metals Trading, Construction Materials
1850 Baxter Boots Footwear [17]
1851 Grand View Hotel
1856 Holden Saddlery, automotive
1858 Fairfax & Roberts Jewellery [18]
1862 Coopers Brewery Brewing
1864 Gundagai Bakery [19]
1864 Saxbys Soft Drinks Manufacturing
1864 J. Furphy & Sons Manufacturing [20][circular reference]
1865 Kirks Manufacturing
1870 Blundstone Footwear Footwear
1875 Gunns Limited Timber [21]
1875 Fred. Robt. Abrecht Pty Ltd Jewellery
~1875 P Blashki and Sons Jewellery [22]
1876 Victor Churchill Meat [23]
1880 Fraser & Mountain Plumbing [24]
1883 Raine & Horne Real estate [25]
1883 Earp Bros Tiles and Hardware [26]
1885 Lawrence & Hanson [27]
1887 Oliver Boots Footwear [28]
1888 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Dairy [29][30]
1888 Peacock Bros. Print
1892 Hopetoun Tea Rooms Restaurant
1898 Alderdice Brassfounders Pty Ltd Manufacture pumps & valves for the agricultural sector [31][32]
1898 Driza-Bone Outerwear [33][34]
1899 Fresh Dark Goose Meat Poultry
1899 Bega Cheese Dairy [35]
1903 Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Chemist [36]
1904 Hughes Limousines Transport
1906 Winning Group Retailer
1910 Rossi Boots Footwear
1914 Stadiums Limited Events, Live Music, Promoting and Boxing
1914 Westralian Farmers Co-operative Retail [37][38]
1917 Sims Metal Management Metals [39]
1918 Dobsons Pty Ltd Retail [40]

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References[edit]

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