About Us

For almost a decade, we have been creating beautiful Australian made cards and stationery through our business Koala Hill Crafts, based in Sydney.

It all started nearly 10 years ago when Stephen was taking a trip to local town and wanted to purchase some gifts for friends overseas, but noticed that there was no shop that had any Australian-made gifts. He decided to get together with his friend and artist Lynn who specialises to create true blue Australian images which he then made into greeting cards. And thus Koala Hill Crafts began its life distributing just six images to galleries and stores. What started as a hobby is now a full-time wholesale business, based in Sydney.

From our home studio we have honed our craft and now specialised in creating cards, stationery and paper products which are sold in gift stores, visitors’ centres and galleries around Australia. Our products are functional, made to be great quality and our stunning designs feature Australian native flowers, birds and animals.
What makes our business special is that we run it as a family and carry out all levels of design, manufacture and packaging of our products from our studio. We enjoy what we do and hope that people enjoy what we produce as much as love making them.

Banksia Art (www.banksiart.com.au) is a way for us to connect directly with our customers. This website is a shopfront for our customers who are not located conveniently to any of our retailers or unable to find the products they are looking for at the retailers.
Our aim is to remain true and loyal to Australian made and themed work.

• Certified Australian Made –
All our products are printed in Australia and are inspected and assembled by hand in our studio. Knowing that they are Australian made, we know that our products are of consistent high quality and helps support our local economy.

• Artwork by Australian Artists
Australia has vast amounts of talent and this is a perfect way to showcase this to the world. All our images have been painted by Australian artists. Our images have been commissioned by us for our exclusive use and are only available on Koala Hill Crafts branded Australian products.

• Supporter of the Australia Koala Foundation
Koalas are one of Australia’s most recognised native Australian animals but now listed as ‘vulnerable to extinction’ under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 due to declining numbers and the ongoing pressure of threats. Conserving Koalas is a complex and challenging task and that is why we feel it is important to support the Koala Foundation in its plight. We support this by donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Koala Hill Crafts to help protect the koala and its habitat.

• Conservation of Environment
Since late 2006, Koala Hill Crafts has made their products with paper derived from sustainable sources and non toxic soya-based inks.

We hope you enjoy our ranges as much as we have had creating them!

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