The Australian arm of Build-A-Bear Workshops has been placed into voluntary administration with ten locations around Australia to close almost immediately.

The much-loved venue gives kids the chance to customise their own toy, and are often used for children’s parties.

The company has 30 stores and other retail outlets around Australia but ten of those will close within the next two weeks.

The stores to close are…

Westfield Miranda, NSW

Stockland Greenhills, NSW

Westfield Marion, SA


Logan Hyperdome, QLD

Kawana Shoppingworld, QLD

Mt Ommaney, QLD

Pacific Werribee, VIC

Eastland Shopping Centre, VIC

Garden City, WA


Westfield Carousel, WA

The remaining stores will continue to operate normally, pay staff, and honour gift cards, according to administrators.

The company’s chief executive said they were closing the stores to “restructure Build A Bear’s retail footprint for a more sustainable long-term future”.


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