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About Spartan

Spartan History

Spartan started trading in 1982 from a small premises in Church Street Richmond, Melbourne.

The very first Spartan schoolbag range consisted of only three different style schoolbags.The ???, ???, ???

In 1989 Spartan developed and launched Australia's very first ergonomic school backpack with the "SLAM" system which incorporated 2 shaped metal rods. 

"I can remember when we increased our range to ???? styles and thought Wow our range is getting big!"  - Paul Davidson, Operations Manager. 

Spartan experienced impressive growth and in April 1990 moved to a larger premises in West Heidelberg also employing it's first sales representative. 


Over the next 15 years Spartan continued to evolve and expand the range to include school hats, socks, schoolwear and accessories. The increase of stock holding and volume of products sold to schools Australia wide required a move in 2005 to a 80,000 sq foot premises located in Mitcham Victoria including staff of over 50 employees. 

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From simple beginnings in 1982 Spartan has gone from strength to strength leading the way with innovative product development, incorporating stringent product quality control and combining  outstanding customer service resulting with increase demand for our products. In 2016 Spartan again moved operations to our current location being a much larger purpose designed and built 90,000 sq foot warehouse in Knoxfield. Vic with a staff of over 70 employees. 

Over our 35 year journey we have sold more than 980,000??? products to over 3000???? wholesale customers Australia wide with a proud reputation for supplying schools with highest quality products along with unsurpassed customer service.

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 Spartan Culture

From the early days Spartan has always recruited passionate and dedicated individuals, who come together and share the common goal of working as a team delivering the best for it's customers.

Most of the team at Spartan including both management and staff have been with Spartan for over ???? years. Working alongside each other for such a long time we have shared many of life's experiences and formed strong and lasting friendships. 

We hold a number of fun functions throughout the year celebrating birthdays, engagements, weddings, newborns and company milestones which we always enjoy,

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Disaster assistance 

Over the last 20 years Spartan has helped may schools when faced with a crisis. If your school community has suffered losses, particularly of product we may be able to assist, please do not hesitate to contact us. We may be able to help with donations or discounted stock. Please contact us to assess your individual needs and discuss an emergency relief package that best suits your schools situation.


We regularly donate significant amounts of product to many charities including.

  • World Vision
  • St Vincent De Paul
  • Family Life
  • Royal Childrens Hospital Appeal (via Run for the Kids)
  • State School Relief Fund  

Global Assistance

In August 2012 Spartan donated $1500.00 to the Tabitha Foundation to fund the construction of one house in a Cambodian Village.

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Our Mission

Spartan has always taken pride in being more than just a wholesaler. It works with customers, leading healthcare professionals and suppliers to develop the best range, on time delivery and outstanding customer service.

The passion for delivering the best is reflected perfectly by the Spartan branded range. These products are designed, developed and tested in house by Spartan staff. Each item being the best of it's kind in terms of quality on the market.

Spartan believe in being the kind of company we would want to deal with, if we were you.

You have our total commitment that you will be satisfied with Spartan.

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