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JR/Duty Free offers world-class duty free and retail shopping, located in airports across Australia, New Zealand, Israel and in the city centre of the main capitals of Australia.
Experience the convenience of finding everything you are looking for within one store; from luxury brands and designer fashion to an extensive range of beauty, fragrance, electronics, liquor products and wine.
Shopping within the modern and stylish surroundings of a JR/Duty Free store is a complete experience. Our friendly staff will provide expert advice and personal attention to assist with your selection. You will find JR/Duty Free stores at these locations:
Brisbane International Airport
Cairns International Airport
Darwin International Airport
Perth International Airport
Adelaide – 25-27 King William Street
Melbourne – 185 Swanston Street
Perth – 772 Hay Street
Auckland International Airport
Christchurch International Airport
Wellington International Airport
Ben Gurion International Airport
Jordan Valley Border Crossing
Tabor (Sinai, Egypt) Border Crossing
Ashdod Port Terminal
Haifa Port Terminal
Papeete International Airport
The Late David Mandie AM, OBE, founder of the James Richardson Group, was universally regarded as the pioneer of Duty Free retailing in Australia. James Richardson opened the first Duty Free store at Brisbane Airport in 1972 and over the next 23 years operated at every major airport in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Cairns) and operated up to 25 city stores around the nation. James Richardson sold the Australian Duty Free division in 1995 to the Swiss-based company, Nuance.
Since 1988, James Richardson has operated the principal Duty Free license consisting of liquor, tobacco, fragrance, skincare and confectionery at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv. As demonstration of its successful performance, it retained the concession for the second time in 2004 to operate for a further 7 years. In 2011 this concession was extended for another 4 years. James Richardson also holds the concession for confectionery, sports, footwear and clothing at Ben Gurion Airport, as well as men’s fashion (Boss, Lacoste, Armani). James Richardson also operates Duty Free stores at the border crossings to Jordan and Egypt (recently renewed till 2021), at Ashdod and Haifa ports, on cruise ships and also on passenger airlines.
In December 2005 James Richardson returned to Duty Free retailing in Australia with the opening of 3 Duty Free stores within the CBD of Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. The store designs are world class, the environment outstanding and results to date are impressive. A further store opened in Brisbane CBD in early 2008. These stores offer a wide range of designer brands and products which are available either duty free or tax free (dependent on the product category) and in many cases these products are available to non-travelling customers by just paying the GST.
In 2006 James Richardson successfully bid for the Duty Free Concession at Darwin International Airport and February 2007 marked the commencement of this operation. July 2009 saw JR/ Duty Free’s operations expand across the Tasman and into Auckland, New Zealand. More JR/Duty Free stores followed in quick succession – Wellington International Airport in July 2009 and Christchurch International Airport in July 2010.
Back in Australia in March 2012 JR/Duty Free commenced trading at Cairns International Airport and in Perth International Airport on 1 November 2013. The most recent addition to the JR/Duty Free portfolio is Brisbane International Airport commencing trade on September 2014. As a natural extension to the success of JR/Duty Free, the luxury watch division, JR/Watch Co. was conceived, offering some of the world’s most prestigious watch brands. Opening first in 2009 within the Brisbane JR/Duty Free store, JR/Watch Co. now boasts two luxury boutiques situated at Melbourne International Airport and Auckland International Airport and operates the Longines flagship store in Pitt Street, Sydney. In 2014, JR/Watch Co. luxury boutiques extended the portfolio and opened in both Perth and Brisbane International Airports.
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About Duty Free Hunter:
- Duty Free Hunter is a truly ground-breaking service for travellers looking to do their duty free shopping at airports and in-flight. For the first time we have married global air schedules against the most comprehensive list of duty free and other airport stores providing a one-stop place for travellers to plan and prepare their duty free shopping journey.
- Clearly having the most accurate and up to date information on the airlines and airports that transport passengers is essential. To this end we have partnered with the world’s leading flight schedule authority, Innovata, to ensure we know exactly who flies where.
- Equally important is the database of stores operating inside each terminal at every airport. Here our own specialist database of the duty free and travel retail industry, The Decision Makers, has led the way. Alma Media, owner of Duty Free Hunter, has been at the heart of the duty free business for over 25 years and taking that knowledge has created a global registry of the shops and retailers who are serving travellers in the ground and in the air as they travel.
- Our aim is to keep this database as up to date as possible so if you spot something that is missing or incorrect please let us know via our contact form.