Australian Made and Owned

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Hero image for the "Australian Made" blog showing logotypes for all five product lines – oval series, commercial-max, trade-max, technician and wedgetail.

‘Tradesman Roof Racks’ are a proud Australian company, manufacturers of the highest quality Roof Rack products and accessories since 1978. Australian made and owned equals Australian jobs. Therefore, our ethos as a company is to think Australian first, that’s why all of our products are Australian designed and manufactured and why ‘Tradesman’ is a 100% Australian owned business. This is … Read More

COVID-19 update regarding operations

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Tradesman Oval basket style roof rack with soft bags loaded

Dear valued customers, we would like to thank you all for your unwavering support. Tradesman Roof Racks value our close working relationships and will endeavour to keep things as normal as possible as we face these trying times together.Our Melbourne site will remain open under ‘Covid Safe’ protocols in order to supply exempt industry only. During this time we will … Read More


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Our installer Dave is riveting the tracks for the roof rack in the picture and the title text is Fitment.

Want to know to professionally install a roof rack? Well, come and learn from a ‘Tradesman Pro’ as ‘Dave’ gives you best practice advice for installation. At ‘Tradesman Roof Racks’ we don’t just make sturdy and stylish roof racks, we are also the professionals at fitting them. Today, James and Matt from ‘PRO-VENT’ have brought in their sparkling-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class … Read More

Go fish

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Aluminium dingy with one occupant cruising along a river and blog title "Go fish" at top of image.

The sunshine has returned. Now it’s time to dust off the rods and hose down the tinnie and hit your favourite fishing spot! Love to fish and have a Tradesman ‘Open Ended’ or Basket Style’ Roof Rack? Then, check out our most popular and customisable recreation accessory for the holiday season. Tradesman’s ‘Removable Boat Carrier’ is quick and easy to … Read More

Roof Rack Safety Tips

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Road trips are the best way to spend time with your mates during this spring. But before taking off on a weekend getaway, it’s important to make sure you’ve packed all your essentials! We understand that sometimes it is not possible to store everything in the trunk of your car when loading your luggage for a road trip. This exactly … Read More


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Blog hero image showing marker pin on calendar date of 30 June and text in large caps EOFY!

How the 18/19 year has flown by as we begin the home stretch to June 30, it is already the middle of May, leaving 6 weeks until EOFY!! So, with this realisation comes a time of thought. To purchase new work assets for your business or not.  The Government has come to help with some great incentives. You might not buy … Read More

Mud cleaning – 5 quick tips!

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Large 4 wheel drive moving through mud pool with lots of mud thrown up. Title of blog reads "Mud cleaning".

You’ve gone off roading with family, friends or both. You’ve had a great time and now find your roof rack is covered in dirt, grime and mud. We feel you! Have you ever wondered how you’re supposed to clean dirt, grime, mud and other road debris off your roof racks without defacing the finish? Well wonder no more! Here are … Read More

Off-roading at the beach – Car cleaning hacks!

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Aerial view of tidal flat of beach with 4x4 making tracks in the sand with blog title text "Beach cleaning"

There is nothing quite like an off-road trip to the beach, with all the excitement and opportunity to find and explore that special place while creating new memories with those we share it with. However, while this is a fun and memorable experience, the post-trip clean-up is not something that puts a great big smile on everyone’s face, as the … Read More

The art of optimising your roof rack’s carrying capacity

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Roof rack loaded with equipment with text reading "Optimising your rack"

Roof racks are excellent space savers. Gas bottles, firewood, swags and fuel are just a few examples of the type of gear you no longer will have to carry in your vehicle. The issue is that some enthusiasts are not aware of the fact that just simply putting these items on your roof rack and restraining them isn’t the end … Read More

The Tradesman Roof Rack: 8 ways our racks service your needs!

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Heavily loaded 4 wheel drive vehicle fording through water over the road and blog tile of "Versatile".

Tradesman Roof Racks began manufacturing in 1978, starting in a small factory in Huntingdale Victoria. As the range of roof racks expanded, we moved to larger factories, currently residing in Bayswater since 2010 and continued growing in September 2018 where we opened a sales, installation and warehouse facility in Sydney. As specialist roof rack manufacturers, our factory is set up … Read More