National Showcase: celebrating creators from across Australia
Parliament Shop we are all about celebrating the wonderful makers and suppliers of Australia. The National Showcase aims to do just that – it’s a new local program that aims to promote Australian-made products from across the nation right here in Parliament House.
In collaboration with parliamentarians and local communities, we have invited Australian businesses to feature in month-long state and territory-focused showcases at Parliament Shop. The National Showcase program kicked off this month with a state known for its sweeping coastlines, sporting culture and foodie scene. Meet Victoria’s National Showcase suppliers for 2023:
Homemade by Annie (Glenrowan)
Sweeten your spread with Mint Jelly
Perfect for dips, dressings and garnishing, Mint Jelly by Homemade by Annie is the ultimate fresh-from-the-garden condiment for your kitchen this summer.
Grown in Victoria’s northeast in the small town Glenrowan, this timeless jelly is packed full of minty flavour and pairs particularly well with roast lamb.
With a green thumb and knack for cooking, founder Annie grows whatever she can for her products – anything she can’t, she sources from as close to home as possible.
Kinya Lerrk (Preston)
Light the way with Kurrek
Kurrek (Wemba Wemba for Country) is a luxe candle that celebrates sandalwood as it was used traditionally for ceremonies and healing, combined with other scents used by Indigenous cultures across the world.
This hand-poured cocosoy wax candle combines essentials oils and natural fragrance oils including crowd favourites like vanilla and cinnamon, delivering a delicious aromatic experience.
Made by Kinya Lerrk, an Aboriginal artist collective based in Victoria, these candles celebrate Indigenous culture, respectfully acknowledge traditional owners of the land and use colourful art as a way of bringing life to homes and offices.
Murphy and Daughters (South Yarra)
Christmas crackers with a cosmetics twist
Brought to you by Melbourne’s sustainable apothecaries Murphy & Daughters are these four triple-milled Bon Bon soaps gift sets. Made and hand-wrapped in Australia with ethically sourced ingredients including shea butter and goats milk, these floral-scented bon bon soaps are a sweet solution to celebrate the festive season.
Chin-Mynamar Community Care (Sunshine North)
A flame with an impact
Chin Life-Changing Candles are triple-scented double-wicked, natural soy wax candles. As the wick burns, this candle will take you on a multi-layered 60-hour olfactory journey, where scents of fir needle, orange, frangipani, lily, rose and star jasmine magically fuse and blend together.
Created by Chin-Myanmar Community Care, a registered non-for-profit organisation supporting refugees and internally displaced persons in need, these special candles are designed to give back. For every purchase 100% of the profits from these candles go towards providing social services and settlement support for Chin refugees. By buying just one candle you can provide 5kg of rice for a family living below the poverty line.
Two Little Ducklings (Melbourne)
Get to know Australia’s furry friends in a flash
Learning about Australia’s native animals has been made much more fun by Two Little Ducklings.
As a boutique stationery brand with a focus on educational products, these Aussie Animals Flash Cards are packed with 28 different illustrated cards to educate the young ones on the wonderful wildlife we have here in Australia.
Created using environmentally friendly paper, these flash cards are one of Two Little Ducklings many playful products focused on fostering investigative mindsets in young children.
Myrtle and Moss (Camberwell North)
Soothe your palms with a botanical edge
Formulated with restorative vitamin C from Australian Kakadu plum is Myrtle and Moss’s botanical hand balm. Scented with eucalyptus, peppermint and lemon-scented tea tree, this luscious balm’s botanical aroma will magically transport you to the Aussie bush while leaving your hands feeling nourished and revitalised.
Porter Green (Moorabbin)
Protect your surfaces in style
Made by sustainable supplier Porter Green is this stylish set of four versatile and functional silicone coasters. A great way to add that pop of colour to every entertaining experience with many vibrant colourways to choose from.
Designed to withstand both the heat and the cold (-20 to 110 degrees), this eco-friendly unbreakable product is adaptable and yet effortlessly fashionable blending perfectly with any household style.
Tinta Crayons (Burwood)
Let your child’s imagination come to life through art
Tinta Crayons are handmade in Australia with beeswax, non-toxic natural ingredients and all-Australian packaging.
From the green map of Australia to a yellow cockatoo, The Australian Bush and Beach Crayons pack features six Aussie themed shapes, perfect for inspiring imaginative drawing, colouring and play.
Blanche Tilden (Melbourne)
Elevate the everyday with the elegant
Handcrafted by Blanche Tilden are the uniquely stylish Capillary Earrings.
Created using flameworked borosilicate glass and anodised titanium, these lightweight hook style earrings are available in both gold and blue, offering a flash of colour and light as their wearer moves.
Ena (West Brunswick)
Wash away a bad day with Ena
Packed with high-quality botanicals and genuine essential oils, Ena’s Pink Grapefruit, Lemon Myrtle & Eucalyptus Hand Wash is gentle on the skin and the environment.
Alongside its fresh scent, this unique blend has antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-fungal and deodorising properties which will leave your hands and body feeling 100% clean.