Our Story

How We Started…

James and Tristan were two corporate professionals in Melbourne that were working their way up the career ladder when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. They both lost their full-time jobs and then were forced to be isolated in their home in regional Victoria. As they brainstormed what to do, many of their friends from the city were complaining about missing being outside and experiencing the rich Aussie nature. So they put their heads together and created a solution for those wanting a piece of nature in their homes.

Our Mission

It is our mission to live a natural, happy and healthy life and to give you products that help you to as well. We hope that with our products you can be inspired to go out and do your best in the world. You might notice the phrase “Laugh At Life” around. This is our motto that we chose to base our business and lifestyles on. Whenever life is throwing hardships at you, you need to focus on the good times and laugh like a Kookaburra.

Representing equality

One of our main goals is to help people live a “Natural, Happy and Healthy Life.” In saying that Kookaburra Living is an inclusive community hoping to spark growth and love throughout anyone we meet. We are proud to support Goulburn Valley Pride and assist them with their amazing work. Click to find out more about our partnership click here.

Also being an LGBT+ oriented business, Kookaburra Living is proud to be a member of GLOBE Melbourne. For more information on this business organisation click here.

Being an Australian based and founded business, we are proud to honour and pay respects to the lands traditional owners including their past and current leaders. For more information and to show support, click here.

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Why Kookaburras?

As we were creating our business, we needed a strong Australian icon to represent our brand and the aspect of nature we wanted to convey. We skipped the Kangaroo because they just seem too overused and Emus, to be honest, are creepy birds. It wasn’t until we looked outside to our balcony one day watching our resident Kookaburras laughing and playing that we realised the perfect icon was in our backyard!

Kookaburras, if you take the time to watch them, are extremely funny birds with distinct personalities. Their main qualities that we feel that best represent our brand would be their energetic attitude, their happy, social behaviour, and of course their iconic laugh.

Are You Really Australian and Handmade?

One of the biggest issues we found during the supply chain issue from COVID-19 was that there is an extreme need for more local manufacturing and production. This is why we choose to use only Australian suppliers and local artisans for our products. We want to ensure that our customers get the full “Australian Experience” from start to finish.

We are honoured to have a number of our products certified by the Australian Made Campaign and feature the iconic yellow kangaroo. Look for these seals on our products as you browse and know you’re supporting Australian businesses.

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