Our story began in 2016, 1stAustralia was established with one Mission is to connect Australian patriots together. Our community has grown exponentially since the day it started, Australia lovers (the locals, tourists, photographers, doctors, students, etc.) actively communicate and send many photos from many places that they have visited in Australia, every single image is GORGEOUS! Not only photos but poems, words, songs are also sent to us to contribute to the content on our Fanpage, everyone was helping to build the strong and active community as seen today.
The merchant shop of 1stAustralia was a coincident, we was printing several Tees for the offline gathering of our community in the late 2017 in Sydney. Unexpectedly, people were crazy about those Tees and demanded for more, at first we was hesitating and want to keep this group out of business, however, the guests recommended that we should start a merchant shop for the following purposes:
‣ The shop is a place for the members of our community to support the page by purchasing items from it rather than giving away money which is somewhat awkward.
‣ The shop it also a way to spread the Australia love (many would wear our merchants) and at the same time, promote our community to many more to know.
‣ We can actively support NPOs by a part of our profit.
‣ The last but not least, to support our community. Our Facebook Fanpage, Instagram, Emails, Inboxes overload every single day. At the beginning, we were supported by volunteers, however, their time were limited and could not keep up with the growth. It is better to financially support our team, in that way, they will have a job that they love and also be able to look after their family!
The decision was never a mistake, 1stAustralia is thriving faster than ever, all thanks to our beloved members and customers from all over the World: United States, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, etc. Without you, no love would be spread, at all!
We hope our story has reflected who we are, our main mission and what we do. We hope to grow stronger and faster together with our members so that the Australian Love, Hospitality, Personality and Value would spread to many more people not only within Australia but also the entire World!
From 1stAustralia with love!