About Us

Aqua Cooler is a proudly Australian-based and owned drinking water cooler company.

Rely on 50 years of history and experience in the industry when you purchase online from Aqua Cooler Direct.

No other Australian brand can compare to Aqua Cooler’s quality and attention to detail. Trust in the highest quality materials created by the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the industry.

Don’t accept anything but the best. Shop for the right product for you via Aqua Cooler Direct.


Our History

Aqua Cooler was established in 1994 as an amalgamation of three like-minded companies with histories dating back to the 1950’s.

Blackmore and Singleman was founded in the 1950’s by Jim Blackmore and produced air conditioning and water chilling for the train industry. The second, Sam Hort, was a small water cooler company purchased by Barry Blackmore in 1979. Blackmore and Singleman relocated under the same roof and Aqua Cooler was formed.

They maintained a steady growth through the early 1980’s creating approximately 10 - 20 water coolers a day.  In the 1990’s the growth improved significantly when Neverfail asked Sam Hort to produce water coolers for their start-up company. At the peak of production, he was creating around 25,000 water coolers per year.

Aqua Cooler has repeatedly reinvented itself, keeping up with changes in the market and continually expanding into new areas of business. The core values and skill set remain mostly unchanged, but the end product and use-case continue to change and evolve alongside the world.

Aqua Cooler boasts an impressive install base with extensive reach into the international market, including Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. A critical component of the company’s success is its embedded technical knowledge and advanced engineering competencies by its passionate and experienced team. 

Aqua Cooler looks to the future with great anticipation for the challenges and the endless opportunities to expand and grow its world class expertise and capabilities.

In 2018 Aqua Cooler launched into the retail sector with the introduction of Aqua Cooler Direct. The sub-section allows customers to purchase a range of high-quality products direct from the online store with confidence and ease.