About

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Manufacturing/Retail Store Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft - Devonport, Tasmania.

Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft was founded in April, 2004 by then 22 year old Simon. From what started out as humble beginnings in his parents garage in 2005, Simon then opened a retail/manufacturing outlet in Devonport, Tasmania, Australia and 3 years later employed Australia's only whipmaker apprentice.
Simon says "People were sick and tired of cheap overseas imports and I found customers were very happy to pay extra to buy quality Australian made products. If it wasn't for this we wouldn't be in business now. I'm thankful to all of our customers that keep coming back which has allowed us to expand the range of retail products we offer.
The fact we stand 100% behind in whatever we do or sell has helped our business immensely."

Simon began the business focused on manufacturing his own brand of products but the retail store now includes a huge range of products, both imported and Australian made, but still focusing on quality. The store has become a popular tourist destination in Devonport for young and old.

Whips purchased on this website may not be made by Simon unless requested. If you would like Simon to custom make a whip for you then please visit www.whipmaker.com.au. Simon currently has a 14 month wait time for orders.

Our Craftsmen

EVENTS

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    For upcoming whipcracking competitions around Australia please visit the AWPA website here....
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    We will be at AGFEST 2018 and in craft shed B07....
  • News Line 3

    Simon will be attending the Australian Whipcracking Championships on the 3rd of April 2018 in Sydney....
  • News 4

    We are sorry that don't have many kangaroo whips forsale at the moment, but we have just been swamped with...

Sponsorship

Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft is pleased to sponsor a number of events around Australia. If your event is focused on young people and promoting Australian culture then please contact us for a sponsorship proposal. Below are associations or events we are pleased to support or have supported in the past.

  • Australian Whipcrackers & Plaiters Association
  • Novice Whipcracking Deni Ute Muster
  • Westside Whipcrackers
  • Penola Show
  • Tasmanian Campdrafting Inc
  • Victorian Whipcracking Championships
  • Tasmanian Whipcracking Association
  • Giant Steps Disability
  • Australian Stockhorse Society
  • Gowrie Park Polocross
  • Devonport Agricultural Show
  • Tasmanian Mountain Cattleman's Association
  • Tas Campdrafting
  • Burnie Show
  • Highcountry Whipcrackers