‘‘Best practice” are two words the Whiteley organisation takes very seriously. Because in the field of cleaning and infection control – best practice saves lives and livelihoods.

And given how pathogens spread and mutate so easily, improving infection prevention processes has never been more important.

Fortunately, under the leadership of Dr. Greg Whiteley – a world-renowned expert on infection prevention and control, best practice is always advancing.

An obsessive focus on clinical research combined with a bespoke TGA certified manufacturing facility has already led to many significant advances in hand hygiene as well as medical instrument and hard surface cleaning and disinfection. And these have been relied upon by healthcare facilities both in Australia and overseas for many decades.

And today, more than ever, that has never been more important.

Whiteley – protecting lives and livelihoods since 1933.

What we do

Infection Prevention & Cleaning

Research & Development


Research & Development 

Whiteley prides itself on having a Research and Development team committed to world leading research and product development. The Tomago site-based Research and Development team has a wealth of experience and award-winning success in the chemical manufacturing industry. Research and Development is a major focus of Whiteley, with resources dedicated to internal research as well as external research conducted in conjunction with international partners.

Whiteley continually conducts and funds research that investigates the improvement of health and hygiene solutions. This focus by the Research and Development team is as rewarding to Whiteley as it is to the customer, with better research comes better products and better products means a better result for our customers.

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Getting you back on the job, safe and compliant.

Worksites are often breeding grounds for germs and viruses especially when you have plenty of trades on the job. Ensure the safety of you and your team and assist with your PPE compliance obligations with our WORK HYGIENE KIT - designed to protect everyone in three simple steps.

From hand hygiene to end of job clean downs, our easy and effective system cleans, protects and disinfects in one simple kit and is suitable for all trades from builders to plumbers and landscapers.

To help protect your staff and customers and prevent the spread of infection, order your Work Hygiene Kit today and receive 2x FREE Bactol® Clear hand sanitisers plus 10% OFF your order.

The Whiteley 3-Step Hygiene System - Just 3 Easy Steps to a Clean and Safe Jobsite.
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We’re making the safety and protection of your staff and patients as easy as 1, 2, 3 with our 3-Step Hygiene Bundles. Suitable for all healthcare clinics including physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths.
Choose from our starter or value healthcare bundles and sanitise, spray, wipe.
1. Sanitise
Get rid of 99.99% of germs with Bactol® Clear antibacterial hand rub that contains natural skin conditioners and is pH balanced.
2. Spray
Get rid of COVID-19 with Viraclean® disinfectant spray that is pH neutral and has a pleasant citrus fragrance.
3. Wipe
Disinfect high touch points with V-Wipes™ hospital-grade disinfectant wipes, a quick and convenient way to prevent the spread of germs and viruses in your environment.

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Whiteley are proud sponsors of this year's "Rising Star Award" at the virtual Hunter Manufacturing Awards. Best of luck to all the nominee's at this year's event.
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Whether your café or restaurant is currently enjoying the hustle and bustle of people or if you’re waiting to see this scene again in the future, we’re here for you and the community you care for.

Protect your staff and customers with Whiteley’s 3-Step Hygiene System (Sanitise, Spray, Wipe).
Are you re-opening your business? Or are you a business that is already open but working under different stricter conditions?
Do you have questions about how to clean and protect your business, your staff and your customers?
We’re here to help.

Our bundles include the essential products to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our easy-to-use 3-Step Hygiene System.
The bundles include Viraclean® disinfectant spray and V-Wipes™ disinfectant wipes which are proven to kill COVID-19 and hand sanitisers that kill 99.99% of germs without drying out hands.

Ensure your cleaning regime is the best possible to care for your community.

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Join us at the Seminar Series Webinar on Thursday 21 October “Pioneering a New Paradigm in Hand Hygiene Compliance Measurement” with Professor Mary-Louise McLaws @MarylouiseMcla1 launching the McLaws Hand Hygiene Compliance Calculator https://t.co/OHIOns147f https://t.co/JRDQv8QIuT WhiteleyCorp photo

Infection prevention and control will continue to be critical in aged care even once the threat of Covid-19 is contained. Read more here - https://t.co/OvoKXeBHt6

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May 5th is World Hand Hygiene Day! Today we recognise healthcare professionals who play a vital role in providing health services. Remember - Clean hands save lives!
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Our History

1930s – 40s 1930s – 40s
1950s – 60s 1950s – 60s
1970s – 80s 1970s – 80s
1990s – 00s 1990s – 00s
2000s – 10s 2000s – 10s
Today Today

1930s – 40s

In 1933, the Australian General Disinfectant Company was founded; this marked the beginning of Whiteley Corporation. The AGDC supplied hygiene products and processes for the entertainment industry and public amenities. The company progressively developed a complete range of deodorants, disinfectants, insecticides, pest control chemicals and cleaning products, becoming the first Australian company to specialise in what are known today as Sanitation Chemicals.

During the years of the Second World War, the product range of the Australian General Disinfectant Company was extended to include personal hygiene products including antiseptics for the war efforts.

1950s – 60s

During the 1950s, the product range expanded to include chemical products for building maintenance. The manufacture of floor sealers, polishers and waxes for hard floors became a major objective of the AGDC. The company has made many advances in introducing improved methods for floor maintenance, expanding recently to a range that includes soft flooring and carpet care.

The AGDC made a significant contribution to the formation of the first chemical trade organisation – the Association of Sanitation Chemical Manufacturers. Today, Whiteley Corporation continues to support the Australian Chemical Speciality Manufacturers Association and its affiliated activities.

1970s – 80s

In 1971, the Whiteley family became involved in the business initially through Mr Reginald K Whiteley. The Whiteley family then acquired the controlling interest in the company. The family ownership of the company had continued. Mr R K Whiteley continues to have an active and intimate involvement in the business, his son Greg is now the managing director. The tradition of the business endures and the directors and staff all work together to ensure the ongoing growth and profitability of the company through its innovation products and excellent customer service.

1990s – 00s

In 1995, the Company transferred its manufacturing to a purpose built, world class facility at Tomago, just north of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. The site is licensed by Standards Australia and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and other relevant regulatory authorities. In March 2005, Whiteley Industries Pty Ltd changed its name to Whiteley Corporation Pty Ltd. This was a strategic decision aimed at better encapsulating both the medical and industrial divisions of the organisation.

2000s – 10s

In 2002, Whiteley Corporation launched Matrix® Biofilm Remover. Matrix® is a success story for the company as it was the first proven wet surface biofilm remover launched and the result of collaborative research with the University of Sydney. The ongoing research and commitment continues to support Matrix® reputation in the field.


Looking forward, Whiteley Corporation will continue to achieve high standards in manufacturing, distribution and technical support. Our business remains committed to innovation in technology and service. Creating better healthcare and industrial solutions as well as making a commitment to producing environmentally friendly products with the new EarthSmart range.

Quality Management System

Whiteley prides itself on its high standards of manufacturing and technical support. Our manufacturing site in Newcastle is certified to the international Quality Management System ISO 9001. It also holds a TGA Conformity Assessment Certificate for the design & manufacture of Class IIb medical device disinfectants under the international Quality Management System ISO 13485. Our first-class quality management systems ensures we apply rigorous quality processes, procedures and checks to every product that is supplied, to ensure that our customers get the best quality fit for purpose products they require.


Emergency & Pollution Incident Response Management Plans

Emergency Evacuation Procedure

ISO 9001 Quality System Certificate

Quality Management System Certificate