*AUSSIE MADE* – Tip Top Plastics’ proud commitment to manufacturing in Australia

18 January 2024

Tip Top Plastics has been in the manufacturing game for almost 70 years, creating every item in our factories in Preston, Melbourne (1954-2018) and Campbellfield, Melbourne (2019-present). We have employed in excess of 40 staff members during our time of operation and feel proud to contribute to the families of our team.

Everyone tells us we need to buy Australian made, but why? Here are a few stand-out reasons that we think are important to fight for:

  • Australian made goods are manufactured to a higher standard, resulting in top tier products.
  • Manufacturing environments must comply with Australian Health and Safety standards + labour laws. This ensures our goods are not being manufactured at the expense of someone’s safety or wellbeing.
  • Buying Australian made goods supports the economy by generating more national income and creating jobs for locals.

By 1980, Australian manufacturing employment had fallen from 25% to just 19%. The 70’s and 80’s saw approximately 6.1 million people in the workforce annually. The 6% decline by 1980 actually represents 340,000 manufacturing jobs lost. Currently there are approximately 714,000 manufacturing employees, making up only 5% of our employed population. Now, more than ever, we need to support Australian manufacturing, before it is too late!

Our updated website has moved with times and now includes the option to buy our products online! Check out Please remember, when you buy from a small, Australian business, you are not helping a CEO buy his 3rd holiday house; you are helping small business owners employ locals; you are helping families to put their kids through school and put food on their tables. At Tip Top Plastics, our team are our family.