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Luminary

1999

The year it all began

1 July 1999

A star is born!

We launched under the name of Get Started, with four team members in a studio apartment in Melbourne’s CBD.
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GetStarted logo
December 1999

Our client list hit double digits

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2000

1999-2000

Y2-what?

We survived the predicted cataclysm of Y2K.
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2000

We moved into our first dedicated office

A warehouse in Tullamarine with a mattress on the floor for team members who’d stayed up burning the midnight oil.
Empty office space

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2000

Signed up our first household name

We partnered with Telstra to provide e-commerce sites to clients in Tasmania.
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Telstra logo
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2002

2002

Back to the Big Smoke

We traded the serenity of low-flying planes for city sirens, moving back into the Melbourne CBD (Latrobe St).
The Melbourne skyline from the banks of the Yarra
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2002

Built our own CMS

We launched Command Centre, an early but ultimately ill-fated attempt to corner the emerging CMS market.
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2004

2004

Another office move

We relocated to an office on Elizabeth St, with a burgeoning team of 13.

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2005

2005

Built the first Kidspot site

Took on a fledgling organisation called Kidspot, which would end up being bought by NewsCorp six years later for a cool $45 million.
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Kidspot logo
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2006

2006

We started working with Fleet Plant Hire

Our longest-standing development client.
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Fleet Plant Hire logo
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2007

2007

Made our debut into the world of pop music

We launched the first website of Australian alternative rock group The Cat Empire.
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The Cat Empire logo
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2008

2008

Cooked up a site for Curtis Stone

We starting building sites on Kentico, with our first Kentico website being for Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone.
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Kentico logo
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2009

2009

Took on the Bushfires Royal Commission

We built the website for the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission which became the most widely broadcasted Royal Commission report in its first 48 hours. We have since been involved in three other Royal Commissions.
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2009

Singing up a storm!

We hosted the first of our annual team karaoke nights.
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2009

Signed on Australian bedding giant Snooze

This was the beginning of a partnership that would see Snooze undergo a complete digital transformation and launch the groundbreaking interactive bedBuilder tool.
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2012

2012

Flicking the switch on Clipsal

We completed our first website for Clipsal, which would lead to over 30 more projects (and counting) for Clipsal and related entities.
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2012

Lest we forget

Began our partnership with The Shrine of Remembrance, with one of our highlights being The Book of Remembrance which lets people search for a loved one who fought in the Great War.
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2013

2013

A digital renovation for Metricon

Our first site for Metricon featured responsive design, social integration, Google Maps integration and personalised content, and was the recipient of numerous industry awards.
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Metricon logo
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2014

2014

Our first fully remote worker

A female developer became our first fully remote employee, working out of Canada.
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2015

2015

Movin’ on up

We moved to the iconic George’s building on Little Collins St, Melbourne.
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2015

Kentico Most Valuable Professional

Our CTA Andy Thompson became a Kentico MVP for the first time.
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Kentico MVP logo
2015

Kentico Quality Certification

Luminary became one of only two agencies in the world to receive the Kentico Partner Quality Audit certification.
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2015

Opened in Sydney

We officially landed in the harbourside city with the opening of our Sydney CBD office.
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2016

2016

A ‘coronation’

Crown bestowed responsibility for its digital assets upon us, after finding that all quests for Melbourne-based Kentico talent led to Luminary!
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Crown logo
2016

Opened offices in Adelaide and Bali

The Luminary empire continued to expand.
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2017

2017

Canine chaos

Our Melbourne office turned into doggy daycare on 7 April with ‘Bring Your Dog to Work Day’.
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2017

Luminary goes global

Hosted our first multi-regional team lunch via Hangout (Bali, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Albury-Wodonga).
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Google Hangouts logo
2017

Opened in Brisbane and Albury

Bringing us up to six office locations.
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2017

We have liftoff!

Our relationship with Melbourne Airport took off! ✈️
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Melbourne Airport logo
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2018

2018

A star is re-born!

We underwent a full rebrand with a name change from Get Started to Luminary.
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2018

Officially a great place to work

We made our debut on the Great Places to Work index, coming in at Number 12.
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Great places to work logo
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2019

2019

A new dawn on Sunset Road

Our Bali office relocated to newly refurbished premises on Sunset Road, Legian.
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2019

Happy birthday to us...

We celebrated 20 laps around the sun! ☀️
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Luminary 20th anniversary logo