Our Heritage

Our Heritage

Spotlight is a family owned and operated Australian business with stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. We employ more than 6,700 team members who are dedicated to providing the best quality, service, price and expertise in fabrics, craft and homewares to our millions of customers each year.

Spotlights founders learned about fabrics by working at their family stall at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market in the early 1970’s. Their strong drive and business acumen led them to opening their first Spotlight store in Malvern in September of 1973, and have grown from strength to strength ever since. 

As Spotlight's presence has grown, so has our range of products. Spotlight has over one hundred stores across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, with hundreds of brands and thousands of products to choose from.  

When you head into a Spotlight store you can find almost everything you need to kit out your home. Kitchen and dining spaces, lounge and bedrooms, bathrooms and laundries are all covered by your local Spotlight store. Our ranges of haberdashery and craft have expanded, and our party section can provide you with all of the decorations and costumes you need for your next celebration.  In 2014 we have started the unrolling of our new online store, so that our customers can get anything they need as well as expert advice when they can’t get to a store.

Spotlight has come a long way from the family fabric stall at the Queen Victoria Market, and we have not lost the personal touch, affordable prices and attention to quality which makes us one of the most beloved stores in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.