About Bell’s

Family Business


Bells Dry Cleaners is a locally owned business that has been established in the Canberra & Queanbeyan region for 50 years. The business has grown from two locations in 1974 in Queanbeyan to having expanded to a successful chain of nine dry Cleaning plants covering most of the Canberra and Queanbeyan region.

Bells Dry Cleaners proudly employ over 40 people locally under the direction of our company principals.

The company has been an amazing success story producing 3 Australian Dry Cleaners in a year, Australian Young Dry Cleaner of the Year, and an International Dry Cleaner of the year which is a unique achievement.

The Bells chain of locations are now all licensed businesses operated by former employees who have chosen to go into business for themselves. The licensees meet as a group once a month to monitor all aspects of the various operations.


World’s Best Practice Dry Cleaning


Bells use state-of-the-art equipment and are considered world leaders in their particular fields.

World’s best practice has always been the aim of the company and with this in mind most of the licensees, and the company principles, have spent time visiting the best operations worldwide.

Through our licensees Bells has always had very strong Dry Cleaning industry involvement. Bells currently has the Dry cleaning Institute of Australia ACT President and has numerous past presidents while also having an International Dry Cleaning Congress past president in Nick Moufarrige.

We believe that industry involvement is one key to developing our business and industry to ensure its ongoing viability. The Dry Cleaning industry also plays a key role in Care Labeling, ensuring that consumers’ rights and needs for clear and accurate cleaning instructions are maintained and developed.

Many national and international companies have sent personnel to study and learn from the Bells and Foxy’s operations. These include the National manager of Fletcher Jones after sales service department, the chairman and managing director of Brooks Cleaning Services (one of the largest chains in the UK), senior management from most of Australia’s leading dry cleaning companies as well as hundreds of managers in training from all over Australia and many other parts of the world.

Bells are considered the leading suede and leather care experts in Australia and have conducted many seminars to raise the standard in this facet of garment care.


Proud Member of Our Community


Bells have a proud history of supporting local charities. Bells has undertaken the ‘Share the Warmth Appeal’ for over 10 years and in doing so has cleaned over 2 million dollars worth of blankets and warm clothing for those in need.

Bells have come a long way in twenty years and are working hard to ensure continual growth and development. Bells recently invested in Greenearth silicon cleaning technology.

Bells are committed to reducing our ‘Footprint’ and are constantly working towards environmental conservation and greenhouse gas emission reductions through our Green initiatives scheme.