About Us

Image of Kate McNally - Owner of Zebra Finch

From the Owner, Kate

Zebra Finch is a small, family owned business which started in 2012 by creating window displays in empty shops at Marketown Shopping Centre in Newcastle West, which sparked a conversation with the centre about creating my own store. A special lady and I thought up our name ‘Zebra Finch’ on a train to Sydney and I drew a little bird with a zebra print wing. 

Starting with a small range of beautiful homewares and gift wares, we have grown over the years to include some special children's ware, clothing, accessories and more. We have now established two locations (Marketown Newcastle West and Westfield Kotara) as well as our online store. 

Colour Colour Colour and love and happiness go into the stores as we curate our collection from over 50 companies. From the bigger companies to the small handmade items that make our stores special and unique.

We have many long term customers that say coming into our stores is like a treasure hunt where the perfect item is nestled within our shelves and others that visit on their way home from work - they tell us it’s their happy place.

We have been asking for a gold coin donation in store for quite a number of years now for gift wrapping which goes to local charity in Newcastle - Got your Back Sista - that are dedicated to providing support and relief for woman and children who have escaped family violence. 

Since I lost my mother earlier last year - a constant supporter and believer in all my crazy ideas and also my work colleague in our family run Newsagency at Marketown, we also have a donation tin for pancreatic cancer. Pankind Australia are currently supporting research into possible early detection and outcomes for Pancreatic cancer. There is currently no form of early detection and the rate of survival is sitting at around 8% for 5 years after diagnosis.

While we have this amazing online presence, it’s so so very hard to recreate our in store experience with so many unique and often one off pieces. If you have any questions or queries don’t hesitate to message or call us.


Where Can You Visit Our Stores

Zebra Finch Marketown, Shop 14 Marketown Shopping Centre, Newcastle West, NSW 2302 (Coles side of Marketown, first shop to the right as you enter inside from the carpark)

Zebra Finch Kotara, Shop 2017 Level Two, Westfield Kotara, Kotara, NSW 2289 (Nearby the concierge desk, across from Athelete's Foot, next to The Tea Centre)

Our sister store, Little Journeys - our dedicated kids area located inside Nextra Newsagency Marketown in Newcastle West. We have a massive area up the back of the store filled with our favourite toys, books, puzzles and more for kids ages 2-12 years old. Read our blogpost to learn more about our Little Journeys store.

Our Brands:

We offer an extensive range of brands at our Zebra Finch Marketown and Zebra Finch Kotara locations, as well as online. Our selection is carefully curated from across the country, so that we bring the most beautiful, unique items to our customers. 

For clothing and accessories, we are stockists of See Saw Clothing, Elk the Label, Wear Colour, Tirelli, Erstwilder, Tiger Tree and more.

For home and decor, we are stockists of Coast to Coast, Isalbi, Jones and Co and more.

For kids giftware, we are stockists of Tara Treasures, Juni Moon, Himalayan Felt Co, Wooderful Life, Alimrose, Jellycat and many more.


See Saw Clothing logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Elk the Label logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Alperstein Designs logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
La La Land logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Indus Designs logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Jones and Co logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Alimrose logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Myrtle and Moss logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Wooderful Life logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Ecoya logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Tiger Tree logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Affirmations logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Jellycat logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Fleurette Aromatherapy logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Coast to Coast logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Tara treasures Newcastle Stockist - logo
Tiff Manuell - Newcastle Stockist
Erstwilder logo - Newcastle Stockist
Made by Fressko Logo - Newcastle Stockist
Juni Moon logo - Newcastle NSW Stockist
Plus many more!
(We stock over 50+ brands instore)


Zebra Finch is privileged to operate on Awabakal and Worimi Country. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to their Elders - past, present and emerging.