About Us

JB Hi-Fi was established in 1974 by Mr. John Barbuto (JB), trading from a single store in East Keilor, Victoria. He had one simple philosophy: to deliver a specialist range of Hi-Fi and recorded music at Australia's lowest prices.

The business was sold in 1983 and by 1999 another nine stores were opened.

In July 2000 JB Hi-Fi was purchased by private equity bankers and senior management with the aim of taking the successful model nationally.

In October 2003, JB Hi-Fi was floated on the Australian Stock Exchange. Now, maintaining Barbuto's original philosophy, JB is one of Australasia's fastest growing and largest retailer of home entertainment.

In July 2004, JB bought the Queensland Clive Anthony chain of stores which sell consumer electronics, white goods, cooking appliances and air-conditioning. These locations have now been converted into JB Hi-Fi HOME stores, where you can find everything you love about JB plus more.

JB stores offer the world's leading brands of Computers, Tablets, TVs, Cameras, Hi-Fi, Speakers, Car Sound, Home Theatre, Portable Audio and stacks more.

JB Hi-Fi also offers the largest range of games, recorded music, DVD music + Blu-Ray and DVD movies and TV shows, all at cheap prices! Everything you are after is available in one of our stores or online.

JB Hi-Fi has it all - best brands, huge range, cheapest prices, convenient locations, but most importantly genuine personal service from our experienced specialist staff. 


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