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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 offer the world's leading brands of Computers, Tablets, TVs, Cameras, Hi-Fi, Speakers, Home Theatre, Portable Audio, the largest range of games, recorded music, DVD music, Blu-Ray and DVD movies and TV shows and stacks more all at cheap prices! Everything you're 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.

HelpIng Hands Workplace GIVING Program

Started in November 2008, Helping Hands allows employees to donate to 10 charity partners through regular payroll deductions. All donations are matched by JB Hi-Fi. JB recognises its' responsibility to give back to the community. We believe workplace giving is an efficient and effective way to do so. With JB Hi-Fi matching staff contributions dollar-for-dollar we effectively double the positive impact to our charities and community.

We have over 6,000 members of the JB Hi-Fi team contributing to the program each week. We are a proud member of Workplace Giving Australia and are supporting their goal of reaching #1Mdonors.

Charities we support

The Song Room

The Song Room is a national not-for-profit organisation that brightens the futures of Australia’s most disadvantaged children with tailored, high-quality music and arts programs, delivered in partnership with schools across the country.

The Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation is a lean and independent, non-profit, secular organisation. The Foundation has worked in over 40 countries around the world and with Indigenous communities in remote parts of Australia, and continues to be inspired by Fred’s lifelong endeavour to end avoidable blindness and improve Indigenous health.



ReachOut.com was the world’s first online youth mental health service (switched on in 1998). They receive over 1.85 million visitors a year. Everything they do is youth-driven and evidence-based. ReachOut.com is available to young Australians 24/7, from anywhere you can get the internet.


Oxfam Australia is part of a global movement of dedicated people working hard to fight poverty and injustice.

Earth Squad

Earth Squad is our category supporting environmental initiatives. Our first partnership is with Carbon8. We are helping support farmers to transition to regenerative practices. sequester carbon from the atmosphere and draw it down into the soil where it can create healthier farms, animals, food, waterways and humans.

Support Act

Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief and mental health & wellbeing services to artists, artist managers, crew and music workers doing it tough.

Companion Animal Network Australia

A compassionate community dedicated to providing safe and caring homes for companion animals. Promoting the human-animal bond.

Kids Under Cover

Kids Under Cover is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness. We provide studio accommodation in family backyards and education scholarships.  

McAuley Community Services for Women

McAuley Community Services for Women supports women and children who have faced family violence and homelessness to take control of their lives.

How can you make a difference?

Grab a multi-use bag or a paper bag

If you need a bag, choose one of our multi-use bags for $1, or you can grab a paper bag for 50 cents.

Our paper bags come in two sizes, are made from 100% recycled paper and are 100% recyclable (via regular curbside bins).

15 cents from each bag purchased goes to our Helping Hands program.

Spare some Change for Change

Place any spare change into the "Change for Change" boxes located at all Australian JB Hi-Fi stores.

Need help recycling your e-waste?

If you've got old tech for recycling, bring it into a JB store and we'll get it sorted. 
We accept small appliances, household batteries and consumer electronics like mobile phones, laptops, cables, and chargers. 
See our complete list below.

For larger items, you can arrange a collection from home.

Home collection for larger items, or if you can't get to a store

Need a large appliance recycled or can’t get to a store? Simply click here to book a recycling pick up at your home (pick up fees are applicable based on the size of your e-waste and pick up location). For every recycling booking, 5 meals will be donated to Secondbite to feed people across Australia doing it tough.

You can recycle computers, TV's, phones, whitegoods, and a whole heap of other products, collected directly from your home and delivered to accredited recyclers for processing. 

Book a recycling pickup

E-waste recycling for smaller items in-store

At JB, we offer amazing new tech, and we also want to help you recycle your old, broken or unwanted devices.

Our in-store e-waste recycling service is free and can be used for heaps of smaller items such as mobile phones, batteries, computers, headphones, small home appliances and more. Check out the full list below.

Mobile phones and batteries can be placed into the self-serve green recycling boxes located near the registers. For other eligible e-waste items, simply hand over your e-waste to one of our store team members and we’ll take care of the rest. 

Remember to check if your old item can be traded in before throwing it into recycling. Trading in your product gives your unwanted item a chance at a second life

Visit JB Hi-Fi Trade-In

Important Note: Please delete any personal data from your products before you bring in for recycling. All information will be destroyed in the recycling process, so we recommend that you back up any information you wish to keep, and factory reset the device.

Please note: our e-waste recycling program is not available at our Cairns Central, Earlville Shopping Town, Australia Fair, Airport and Express stores.

What items can I bring in for recycling?

Mobile phones, phone accessories & batteries
Mobile phones, power banks, chargers, cables, headsets, home phones
Computers & IT accessories
Laptops, tablets, keyboards, mice, IT accessories, printers, networking products, gaming accessories
Audio, fitness and smart home products
Headphones, speakers, navigation systems, cables, radios, smart watches, wellbeing equipment, smart home lighting, security systems
Small appliances
Toasters, kettles, coffee machines, blenders, cookers
Cameras and drones
Cameras, gimbals, lenses, drones, chargers, cables
Home entertainment
Players and recorders, media streaming products, cables, portable players, receivers, power boards, extension cables

Recycling item size limitations – 450mm x 450mm wide/deep and no taller than 1000mm (e.g. stick vacuums)

More info

Help & Support

We're here to help. Got a question? We may have the answer you're looking for or get in touch with our home grown support team.

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Marketing, promotional & advertising proposals

We review most proposals within 10 working days but will only respond to proposals deemed to be of relevance to our marketing plan. Please note that we receive a very high number of proposals and are unable to respond to all requests.

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Sponsorships: JB Hi-Fi is not currently seeking to participate in sponsorship arrangements of any kind with individuals, events, media productions or organisations.

Property enquiries

Our company is interested in potential JB Hi-Fi sites of circa 1400 sqm and in the case of JB Hi-Fi HOME we are interested in sites of up to 2,000 sqm. Typical JB Hi-Fi sites are in retail activated precincts such as shopping centres, homemaker centres, bulky goods centres and high profile stand alone locations.

Group Property Management contact
Philip Waterworth
0411 277 331