Hello, My name is Colleen.
Welcome to Made Locally

My background is in Theatre nursing for the last 45 years and I have been creating and painting for about the same time. Being creative has always been relaxing for me. I am passionate about Australian made gifts. We would like to invite you to experience a visit to Made Locally. A great place to browse wonderful Australian made gifts, smell fresh Lavender, listen to relaxing music and enjoy a chat. We are very much a community shop. Currently 200 suppliers, 93 of whom are local retirees are regularly providing new gift ideas The shop is made up of quality gifts, gourmet foods and artwork. Come for a visit!

Sam the emu is my artwork and has become the store’s mascot. The image of SAM is on a range of gifts.

I began filling the shelves with crafts such as woodwork, jewellery, knitwear and then onto gourmet foods. The interest in the store has been amazing. Many people looking for an outlet for their talent. Many people pleased to have a choice to buy Australian and not have to wait for a weekend market to find it. We have a lot of regular customers who just love to pop in for a chat or buy a bit of elastic from our haberdashery corner!

As you meander around the store and listen to music , you can’t help but enjoy the creativity and a sense of relaxation that browsing gives you.

“Gifts created by Australians “ is the motto.