Australia's leading, local library supplier, we are known for our advanced print and digital acquisitions and collection development services. Our order management system - James Bennett Online - is tailor-made for libraries in Australia and New Zealand.
We have earned a reputation for fast, professional service, but what makes us really proud is our long history as the tech savvy partner of public libraries.
Since 1964, when our founder, James Bennett, personally delivered books to libraries in his old blue VW, our focus has been on building strong relationships with local librarians, and local and international publishers and distributors.
Today, our powerful profiling tools and expert buyers will enhance your selection decisions. Our unmatched global resources, shelf-ready delivery and technical innovation make James Bennett your library's essential partner.
Goodstart Early Learning
Goodstart, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, has for 10 years been creating positive social change by giving Australia's children, especially our most vulnerable, the best possible start in life — access to high quality early learning.
Goodstart was created a decade ago by a partnership of four of Australia's leading charities who recognised a child's early years experiences as having a huge influence on the rest of their lives — The Benevolent Society, The Brotherhood of St Laurence, Mission Australia and Social Ventures Australia.
Today, Goodstart is Australia's largest provider of early learning and care and Australia's largest non-government provider of preschool and kindergarten programs. We employ 14,900 people, including 1,500+ teachers, and provide high quality early learning to more than 70,700 children from 59,200 families across 671 early learning centres. Around one third of our centres are in rural and regional areas and around one quarter are in low socio-economic areas.
Our vision is for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life.
Our purpose drives everything we do — to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life.