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]
1822 Allens Law [2][3][4][5]
1824 Australian Agricultural Company Farm [6]
1824 Cascade Brewery Brewery [7][8]
1825 Van Diemen's Land Company
1829 Lionel Samson Merchant [9][10]
1831 The Sydney Morning Herald
1833 Clayton Utz Law
1835 Mountcastle Pty Ltd Hat Manufacturer [11][12]
1836 Houghton Wines
1837 Australian Gas Light Company Gas and electricity [13][14]
1838 David Jones Limited Retail
1840 Sandalford Wines
1841 Fairfax Media Media
1850 Baxter Boots Footwear [15]
1851 Grand View Hotel
1858 Fairfax & Roberts Jewellery [16]
1862 Coopers Brewery Brewing
1864 J. Furphy & Sons Manufacturing [17][circular reference]
1870 Blundstone Footwear Footwear
1875 Gunns Limited Timber [18]
1875 Fred. Robt. Abrecht Pty Ltd Jewellery
~1875 P Blashki and Sons Jewellery [19]
1880 Fraser & Mountain Plumbing [20]
1883 Earp Bros Tiles and Hardware [21]
1885 Lawrence & Hanson [22]
1887 Oliver Boots Footwear [23]
1888 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Dairy [24][25]
1888 Peacock Bros. Print
1898 Alderdice Brassfounders Pty Ltd Manufacture pumps & valves for the agricultural sector [26][27]
1898 Driza-Bone Outerwear [28][29]
1899 Bega Cheese Dairy [30]
1903 Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Chemist [31]
1904 Hughes Limousines Transport
1906 Winning Group Retailer
1914 Stadiums Limited Events, Live Music, Promoting and Boxing
1914 Westralian Farmers Co-operative Retail [32][33]
1917 Sims Metal Management Metals [34]
1918 Dobsons Pty Ltd Retail [35]

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References[edit]

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  4. ^ "George Allen". Sydney's Aldermen. City of Sydney. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Mr George Allen (1800-1877)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  6. ^ Campbell, D.; Brougham, J.; Caldwell, R. Uncovering and understanding Australia's First Railway (PDF). Australian Journal of Multi-disciplinary Engineering. 7 (2). Newcastle, NSW: Engineering Heritage Australia. pp. 2–3. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  7. ^ McSmith, Andy (18 October 2007). "It's the craic that brings you back". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  8. ^ Starke, Andrew (1 November 2010). "Cascade gets a Makeover". The Shout. Retrieved 3 March 2014.
  9. ^ Kohler, Alan (18 July 2013). "Australia's oldest family business". Business Spectator. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  10. ^ Mossenson, David. "Samson, Lionel (1799–1878)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Slouch hats continued to be made in Australia". Parliament of Australia (Press release). 26 March 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  12. ^ "MESSRS. MOUNTCASTLE AND SONS". 28 December 1895. p. 1. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  13. ^ "The Australian Gas Light Company". The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 December 1947. p. 4. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Australian Gas Light – Modernising Internal Provisions". 8 August 1935. p. 11. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  15. ^ "From Anzac army boots to planned Sydney CBD store, Baxter Boots keeps marching on". BRW. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
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  18. ^ "National City Co. Has Amalgamated with Associates". Border Cities Star. 19 February 1920. p. 5. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
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  22. ^ https://www.lh.com.au/
  23. ^ https://www.oliver.com.au/
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  31. ^ "Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited – History". www.whsp.com.au. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  32. ^ Gosch, Elizabeth (3 July 2007). "Bumper harvest as farm stock keeps growing". The Australian. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  33. ^ Askew, Kate (3 July 2007). "From farm boy to history man". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  34. ^ "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.
  35. ^ https://dobsons.com.au/