1886 Arthur & Robert Bunning arrive in WA. Bunnings Bros Pty Ltd is founded. Soon after they purchase their first sawmill.
1952 Bunnings expand in the WA market, adding building supplies to the existing timber business; become a public company and the leading supplier of WA hard woods to the housing construction industry.
1989 Bunnings grows through acquisition. Bunnings purchase Alco Handyman operations in WA and merge operations to significantly increase exposure to the D.I.Y. market.
1993 Bunnings purchase McEwans Ltd in Victoria and South Australia enabling expansion of operations to the East Coast.
1994 Bunnings open their first Bunnings Warehouse in the Melbourne market and Wesfarmers go to 100% ownership.
2001 Further growth by acquisition. Wesfarmers purchase the BBC Hardware network including Hardwarehouse and Benchmark stores in Australia and New Zealand.
2006The widest range at Bunnings became even wider with full flooring products and the start of good quality customisable kitchens.
Today Bunnings continues to expand its operations with new Warehouses, Small Format Stores and Trade Centres throughout Australia & New Zealand.