Amway's History in Australia
In 1971, a new vision arrived in Australia.
A vision to help Australians live better lives. That vision was Amway.
Amway offered Australians an opportunity to start their own business. To help people realise their potential and achieve their goals. To help people with better products for their health, their beauty and their home.
A new vision, great products, and an opportunity for the future, were the foundations of Amway in Australia.
In 1971, Australia was the first country outside of North America to offer the AMWAY opportunity.
A small core of committed Independent Business Owners began their business building with just nine basic Homecare products. The addition of ARTISTRY's early Skincare and Cosmetics to the range helped business to boom.
In 1973, the first National AMWAY Convention was held in Canberra, attended by 200 people.
Rapid expansion of the business meant that AMWAY had far outgrown its original offices. In January of 1978 AMWAY co-founder Jay Van Andel turned the first sod on the site of AMWAY's Australian Headquarters in Castle Hill, Sydney.
The new premises were opened a year later by AMWAY's other co-founder and president Rich DeVos. This magnificent site, boasting a 74,332 square metre warehouse complex was opened to the thunderous applause of nearly 3,000 IBOs, AMWAY staff and distinguished guests.