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Koorong Help Centre

Our History

Updated on 24 Oct 2023

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Our History

Koorong seeks to equip and inspire people on their personal journey with Jesus by offering the largest range of Bible and Christian resources in the southern hemisphere.

Koorong has been a household name among Christians for more than 40 years, having opened initially, very modestly, in a garage in the street of our name in Marsfield Sydney in 1978. Owned by Bible Society Australia since July 2015, we have grown extensively over those 42 years with our 14 retail stores located across every state and territory except NT. We also deliver across the entire breadth of Australia via our efficient online webstore. We have access to over 200,000 Christian titles both in print and print on demand.

From the beginning, Koorong has remained committed to spreading God’s Word and building up the body of Christ by providing an extensive range of Christian books, Bibles, music, DVDs, gifts and more at an affordable price. We are excited to be sharing with you in the important ministry of providing quality Christian resources that offer guidance and encouragement to the Church and introduce others to the good news of Jesus Christ.

‘Koorong’, like many place names across Australia, is an Indigenous word. For the Kulin Nation clans in Victoria ‘Koorong’ is the Woiwurrung word for ‘canoe’. We also believe it is used to describe a ‘waterhole’ or ‘oasis’. We love the thought of being an ‘oasis’ to our customers!

All proceeds support the work of Bible Society Australia as together we seek to impact and influence Australia and the World by Opening the Bible to all people everywhere by all means possible.