Heritage & History


Blackmores has been an industry leader in Australia for 90 years. Our company had its beginnings in the 1930s, thanks to the vision and passion of one man, Maurice Blackmore, an English immigrant whose ideas about health were way ahead of their time.

Leadership: A series of firsts

Maurice Blackmore's (1906-1977) belief in the health-giving properties of herbs and minerals led him to develop a whole system of healthcare based on naturopathic principles. His views on natural health, preventive medicine, the environment and recycling were nothing short of radical in the 1930s, and his work opened the doors to new ways of treating illness and maximising health.

Maurice was also responsible for starting one of Australia's first health food stores in Brisbane in 1938 and he worked with colleagues and friends to establish the first naturopathic colleges and professional associations in the country. His beliefs are still valid today and his teachings are incorporated into the training programs of many natural health practitioners.

Maurice Blackmore’s son, Marcus, took the reins of the business in 1975 and through this time Marcus helped to further the vision established by his father and made Blackmores a world leader in natural health, all the while committed to the company’s founding principles.

Blackmores’ unrivalled heritage is at the heart of who we are today and guides our holistic approach to health and wellbeing. We are proud to be pioneers in natural healthcare and remain committed to delivering new and innovative products, reliable health information and unsurpassed quality to our customers.