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What work boots are made in Australia?

Started a new job or currently employed and need a new pair of work boots? Not sure what kind of work boot you need or the features you’re after but know you want something Australian made? Finding an Australian made work boot is like finding a needle in a haystack. At Workwearhub, we have done all the research for you and compiled a list of all the best work boots that are made in Australia. Below you will find that there are quite a few Australian made work boots out there and they all provide different features for all types of trades. No matter what job you do there is an Australian Made work boot for you!


Mongrel Boots are Aussie born and bred. They have been creating the authentic Australian work boot since 1930. This trade has been passed down from generation to generation within the Cloros family since the beginning. You could say boot making is in their blood.

Mongrel create quality boots with a simple idea; to be Australia’s best work boot. While most other Australian boot companies have moved their production offshore, Mongrel will never leave Australian soil. One range to definitely check out from Mongrel would be the Zipsider boots. Mongrel first created this range of work boots over 14 years ago and they have been going strong ever since. If you are looking for support, comfort and convenience then look no further.

In the Zipsider range there are a few different styles that can suit multiple trades. The 561 High Leg Zipsider is designed with a full leather upper and a higher cut. This work boot is a popular choice amongst miners, road workers, boiler makers or anyone that needs protection from the heat as the Vibram rubber outsole is heat resistant to 300C.  The ankle height 461 Zipsider Boot with scuff cap is one of Mongrels best selling work boot. This boot features a moulded PU scuff cap for longevity and a comfortable Orthotec Air footbed making it ideal for workers on their feet all day, such as general trades, warehouse and construction. Last, but not least, Mongrel also provide a non safety Zipsider boot. The 961 Non-Safety provides all the same coverage, shape and material that the safety boots feature. Expect, these are perfect for anyone who loves wearing a boot but doesn’t need the safety features. To those people who work in agriculture and farming, were looking at you!

We also can’t forget to mention, for the quintessential Australia made work boot look you can’t go pass the 805 Premium Riding Boot. This is a boot that you can rely on for all occasions. Crafted from full-grain leather, the 805 is a must have among riders who appreciate quality made boots. Due to the requirements needed for riding boots, Mongrel had included a rigid instep shank to increase boot strength and integrity.

No matter which Mongrel boot you pick you will be happy to know that they are all Australia made and designed for the Aussie worker. Pair them with some Mongrel socks and you’ll be set.


Blundstone have been creating boots for over 150 years! Its safe to say they know what they are doing. Blundstone is still proudly family owned and head quartered in Tasmania, Australia, and this is where they make their gumboots. They utilise world leading technology to produce 400,000 pairs a year!

If you are someone who would love a pair of Australia made safety gumboots, check out the 025 Waterproof Safety Gumboots. These unisex gumboots are built with a wider foot, steel toe cap and a comfort arch footbed. The 025 gumboots are slip and abrasion resistant and waterproof. Your dry feet will be in comfort all day thanks to the ultimate comfort arch footbed! These would be ideal for anyone working in construction e.g., concreting.

Or if you are after a pair for general purpose activities, the all arounder unisex 001 Weatherseal Gumboot would be your pick. The 001 are packed with features including adjustable trim eight, slip and abrasion resistant and a rear kick-off lip. These are perfect for those rainy days around the garden, any wet jobs or even music festivals (we’re looking at you Splendour). You can’t go wrong with a pair of blunnies.

To top it off, Blundstone offer a 30-day comfort guarantee. This means that if you try on any correctly fitted Blundstone footwear and they are anything short of comfortable you can make a claim under their 30-day comfort guarantee. To start this claim, footwear and proof of purchase do need to be taken back to the place you purchased them from within 30 days of purchase.

 Blundstone waterproof safety gumbootBlundstone Weatherseak Gumboot


Redback -

Redback boots are made in Australia and always will be. Every pair of Redback work boots are inspired by hard working people and are 100% hand stitched and made in their factory in Sydney, Australia. Redback creates work boots as tough as the people who wear them. No matter what type of work you do there is a Redback boot for you. From the easy to pull on Bobcat Elastic Side Work Boot to the fast release side zipper on the Cobar Zip Side Scuff Cap Work Boot you can bet Redback has you covered.

Let’s get into more detail about the great Australian made work boots by Redback. Starting off with the classic Bobcat elastic side work boot, this boot features thicker, tougher leather, an air cushion midsole and a hard wearing TPU outsole. Also, not to miss there is a reinforced steel toe which will protect your feet from the day-to-day hazards on the jobsite. With all these features thrown together you get a boot that makes your working life easier with that classic aussie made boot look. Love this boot but don’t need a steel cap? No problems, just head on over to the Bobcat Non-Safety Work boot for the same great boot without the safety features.

Need a boot with a zip and laces? The Cobar Zip Side scuff cap work boot has got you covered. Featuring a fast release zipper, breathable air mesh lining and a light weight design, you can’t go past these quality handmade boots. This style of boots also features a steel toe to give you extra protection along with the added durability of a scuff cap. Not only will your feet be protected, they will also last longer! No longer will you need to chuck out your boots because the toes have worn out!

 Redback bobcat elastic side safety boot

Redback cobar zip side scuff cap work boot in wheat

Redback bobcat elastic side work boot non safety in black

Rossi Boots

Rossi Boots have been around since 1910. Founder, Arthur Rossiter first began the ‘Rossiter’s Pty ltd’ over 110 years ago by making leather sports boots in his backyard shed. Fast forward a couple of years and the Rossiter’s provided footwear for the Australian Army. To this day, this brings an enormous source of pride to the Rossi Boots team.

In 1950 they released a boot with a ripple sole and the original Ripple Desert boot was born. Today, ‘The Ripple’ is still exclusively made in their South Australian Factory. Designed with comfort and durability, the 4046 Ripple Desert Boot features a nitrile rubber sole that is slip, oil and acid resistant. This boot is perfect for someone who doesn’t need the safety features of a steel or composite cap.

Each Rossi boot is created from quality materials and is made to perform beyond expectations. Rossi boots are perfect for work, home, the weekend and in between. Pair your Rossi’s with some bamboo socks and your feet will love you.

Fun fact! In Fremantle, Western Australia, there is a statue of former ACDC front man, Bon Scott, wearing a pair of his Australian Made Rossi Ripples.



As you can see from all the suggestions above there are some great Australian Made work boots out there. With all the different styles and shapes there is something for everyone. Whether you want elastic sided, lace up, side zip or non-safety, Workwearhub has you covered for all your Australian made work boots needs.

Pick up your favourite pair of Australian Made work boots today from Workwearhub with 24/7 shopping available online. Same day dispatch is available for orders placed before 3pm AEST and with free returns, you can’t go wrong! If you need a question answered, the customer service team is more than happy to help over live chat or phone call.

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