About Us

About Us

Are Direct Pty Limited (formerly Ovato Retail Distribution Pty Ltd) is Australia’s oldest publications distributor with operations commencing in 1853.

As the largest independent distributor and wholesaler of printed media in Australia, Are Direct Pty Limited distribute in excess of 130 million copies per year. We harness a deep pool of knowledge of the Australian magazine market and have a reputable track record in developing profitable sales for our clients. We focus on driving what we believe are the fundamentals of our business:

• B2B Marketing Services

• Circulation Excellence

• Customer Service

• Logistics

• Industry Knowledge (Publishing and Retail)

• Market Intelligence

Our extensive range of approximately 2,100 mass media and special interest publications ensures our portfolio is of continuing value and relevance to our retail clients, and enables effective allocation profiling to be performed for our Publishers.

We import magazines from distributors in the UK and USA as well as partworks from the UK.

Are Direct Pty Limited is a core business within Are Media Pty Ltd. Are Media is Australia’s leading multi-channel publisher with major brands such as Woman’s Day, New Idea, Australian Women’s Weekly and Better Homes and Gardens. Are Media Pty Ltd is owned by Mercury Capital.