Myer is Australia’s largest department store group, synonymous with style and fashion for over 100 years.

Myer is a Melbourne icon and one of the oldest shopping retailers in Australia.

A market leader in Australian retailing, Myer continually strives to better serve customers and their changing needs.


Sidney Myer arrived in Melbourne in 1899 as a penniless Russian immigrant and ended up creating one of the largest retail businesses in Australia.

MyerHe and his brother worked briefly at a drapery store in Flinders Lane before moving to Bendigo where they opened the first Myer store in 1900.

They continued to prosper and opened another Myer store in 1908. In 1911 Sidney bought a drapery store in Bourke St, Melbourne.

After buying up a number of the adjoining properties he built a department store on the site called Myer Emporium. After establishing himself in Melbourne, Sidney expanded the business setting up in Adelaide and later across Australia.

In 1920 he married Merlyn Baillieu, the 22 year old daughter of an established Queenscliff family. Not only did Sidney Myer achieve great business success, he also became a leading philanthropist.

In 1989, Myer joined with Grace Bros to become the largest department store group in Australia.

Christmas at Myer

Since 1956 the Myer Christmas Windows have been a feature of Melbourne life and delighted generations of children. Thousands queue to view the windows each year, a highlight of Christmas in Melbourne.

Myer’s gift to the people of Melbourne, the Myer Christmas windows are a local tradition that has reached legendary proportions.

Every year since 1956, the windows have featured a specially – themed display during the festive season featuring famous fairy tales, children’s stories as well as key historical milestones.

Myer Store Locations

Ballarat - Sturt Street Ballarat 3350 - 5320 6200
Bendigo - 38 Pall Mall Bendigo 3550 - 5448 2211
Chadstone - 1341 Dandenong Road Chadstone, 3148 - 9567 6211
Dandenong - 25-33 Mccrae Street Dandenong, 3175 - 9703 8300
Doncaster - 619 Doncaster Road Doncaster, 3108 - 8848 3100
Eastland - 171-197 Maroondah Hwy Ringwood, 3134 - 8870 0100
Forest Hill Chase - 270 Canterbury Rd 3131 - 8878 3444
Frankston - 38 Beach Street Frankston, 3199 - 9781 6300
Geelong - 105 Malop Street Geelong 3220 - 5227 6555
Highpoint - Rosamond Road Maribyrnong 3032 - 9319 7100
Knox City - Burwood Hwy & Stud Road Wantirna, 3152 - 8805 0100
Melbourne City - 295 Lonsdale St Melbourne*, 3000 - 9661 1111
Northland - 2-50 Murray Road East Preston, 3072 - 8470 9100
Southland - 1156 Nepean Hwy Cheltenham, 3192 - 9582 5111
Werribee Plaza - Heaths Rd (Cnr Derribut Rd) 3030 - 8734 1222

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