About Us

Chemworks is a family owned and Canberra based business that began in January 2000. From humble beginnings, business directors Sean and Peta Barnes worked from their home garage, before moving into their newly renovated premises located in Mitchell.

Since Chemwork’s relocation, Sean and Peta have experienced rapid growth due to their friendly customer service based approach and maintaining productive relationships with their clients.

After 11 years Chemworks has grown to a team of nine. This team includes their children Dielle, Hannah and Jackson. Our team are constantly looking at new and innovative ways to provide a better quality service and better quality products.

Here at Chemworks we have a strong sense of community spirit. This spirit has led to large financial contributions to sporting and charitable organisations both in the Canberra area and rural New South Wales. We are the proud jersey sponsors of the Canberra Raiders Toyota Cup team.

Sean Barnes

Peta Barnes

Hannah Barnes
General Manager

Sejal Thakkar
Business Services Manager

Gavin Rankin
Sales Executive

Dielle Barnes
Sales Representative

Darren May
Sales Representative

Jackson Barnes
Sales Representative

Steve Bahr
Logistics and Warehouse In-charge


Stephen Lazaro
Delivery Driver

Our Brands


Exquisite care and attention to detail goes into each product manufactured by Arcos to create professional knives for every use.


A contemporary collection of porcelain and stoneware from Churchill that delivers style, individuality and great value to the hospitality industry.


High quality products and comprehensive ranges of cutlery, buffet, banqueting and serving solutions to brighten up your table.


With a history dating back to 1889, Ballarini cookware is recognised globally as a prestigious non-stick cookware brand within the hospitality market.


Bauscher chinaware lives up to the most rigorous requirements for premium professional tableware. Its durability yields lasting value for many years to come.


Bevande enhances your enjoyment of tea and coffee and is a fun addition to your table by incorporating the perfect balance between classic design and modern finish.


Commercial quality cooking utensils and cookware are noted for their durability and functionality.


Quality kitchenware, dishwashing and storage solutions are essential for all operations within the hospitality and service industry.


Chalet provides kitchenware, gadgets, accessories, tools and utensils that are essential for every commercial kitchen.


Churchill is a reputable supplier of superior quality ceramics. They have the highest standards for presentation, practically and performance of their hospitality tableware.


Crown® has built a long history and established a strong reputation for marketing quality glassware at competitive prices.


Duraceram is the definitive dinnerware range for catering and hospitality. Strong and solid, it is very popular with cafés, restaurants and bistros.


Eclipse’s fluid shape and ultra-white body create a superb contrast for culinary presentations. Its wide-rim, chip resistant quality porcelain provides generous serving space for your creations.


Our exclusive commercial grade range of non-stick bakeware will suit all your baking needs.