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Your dedicated and trusted partner.

In this rapidly changing environment, Campion Education is a dedicated and trusted partner to schools who are seeking to simplify the process of equipping their students with the right learning resources.

Campion Education is an Australian family-owned business and the largest supplier of education resources including print, digital and stationery resources to schools in Australia. We are leaders in digital delivery, and partner with schools to ensure smooth service and unparalleled support — making sure schools can create bright futures for their students.

Campion Education is a proud winner of The Educator’s Service Provider Awards 2023


The Campion Group

Campion Education is part of The Campion Group, an Australian, family owned business that supports education, learning, technology and books.

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Everything you need - from one supplier

More than 600k students - every year

The largest supplier of school resources. We help hundreds of thousands of students get ready for school each year. At our peak we pack 10,000 orders a day.
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Retail service centres across Australia

Our friendly staff assist families to find what they need and help with returns or exchanges – in our physical stores, close to home.
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An Australian business — that gives back

Campion Education is an Australian, family owned business. We employ thousands of young people every summer, giving back to local communities.
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Supporting education for generations

We work with schools – primary, secondary, government and non-government sectors. We’re trusted to help schools navigate changes in curriculum, technology and teaching methods.
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“Delivering education has never been so complex. Campion is all about making teaching and learning as easy as possible. We are a family owned company, and I’ve been the Managing Director for more years than I like to remember. Over the years I’ve had the privilege of visiting many schools and meeting many teachers to help me understand what teachers need to teach and what students need to learn – so Campion can help them to find it.”

James, Managing Director, Campion Education &
The Campion Group

More than 80 years of history

Campion Press was established in the late 1950s by John Oostermeyer, with a vision to become a book supplier to Catholic schools in Australia. The original office was in Pelham Street, Carlton VIC. Hugh Slattery took over in the early 1960s and created a successful business in Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.

The market was opposite and Campion was one building back from the corner of Therry Street which had a laneway with back parking and all the trucks would deliver down the lane to the back. There was a huge flood in February 1972 and someone left Campion’s back door open and the water rushed in there from the market across the street. It was 3 feet above their floor level. That’s why they flooded.” (Previous Campion staff member Clare P).

Following the floods of 1972, Campion moved to 253 Flinders Lane just up from Degraves Street, then to 83 Franklin Street. “We used to sell a huge amount of books and stationery out of the Melbourne showgrounds. Armaguard trucks would come to the showgrounds to collect the cash from the customers as everything was paid for in cash or cheque. We also would load up lots of trucks to take orders out to schools for their book sell days. One of the sell day trucks got stolen from the showgrounds and was found in Wangaratta with a stolen motorbike and an angry bulldog in the back. We used to sell lots of greeting and birthday cards in the Franklin St store.” (Campion staff member Neville C).

Two Adelaide-based families bought the school resource distributor in 1996 and the business has since continued to grow to support schools, students and education Australia-wide.

Sites in the 90s included Middleborough Road, Box Hill and Mitcham Road, Mitcham. In 2014 Campion moved to the current Vic head office in Nunawading and opened the huge operational hub in Dandenong South. Today The Campion Group has nearly 20 sites across Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia. The Group’s businesses include school supplier Campion Education, publisher Insight Publications, library supplier The Book House and education technology specialist EdSoft.

As a family-owned company, a number of Campion staff have been with the business for decades. The longest serving permanent team member started with Campion in 1976, and the number with 20+ years of service is extensive, bringing stability and experience to the business. Along with retail, operations and customer support, one of the largest staff groups at Campion today is the IT and web development team, helping the business stay ahead of the tech curve in building out platforms for school and student usage and maintaining tech security.

Chaos as floods stop City. Cars float in record rains. The Age, 18 February 1972 (republished 14 February 2020)

Campion Books, Hornsby. Photograph by Sue Johnston, 1989, Hornsby Shire Recollects

275 Middleborough Road Box Hill, circa 1996. (c)Campion Education

Community support

Education is the heart of our business. We are proud to help organisations that support students’ education.


We partner with quality publishers, content creators and suppliers from Australia and around the globe.


As Australia’s largest supplier of school resources, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment.


We’re Australian family owned, with a strong and stable leadership team, flexible working conditions and a supportive, positive culture.

The Campion Group

The Campion Group is an Australian, family owned business that supports education, learning, technology and books.

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We have locations throughout Australia — contact your local Campion.