About Heat Beads®
The Heat Beads® brand is owned by Australian Char, and we have been fuelling the passion for barbecuing in Australia since 1970. Like you, we honour and celebrate traditional chargrilling as the only way to get that real BBQ taste.
Australians have been cooking with Heat Beads® BBQ Briquettes since the early 1970s. While the design of the packet has changed several times over the years, the instantly recognisable wheel logo representing our quality product remains an integral part of our brand story.
Originally owned by Willow Ware, Australian Char purchased the iconic brand in April 1988. The Heat Beads® brand is proudly Australian owned and operated.
Australian Char is the leading manufacturer of high-quality solid barbecue fuel in Australia. The Heat Beads® brand is rapidly growing overseas, too, where it’s achieving almost cult status in places such as Middle East, Scandinavia, Greece, New Zealand and England.
We are a business with a great brand and a quality product, but without a doubt it’s our people who make it happen.
All our staff contribute in unique ways to deliver you the best BBQ briquettes in the world. From those who answer our phones, check production as it comes off the line, load the trucks and speak to our customers to those who support the business with essential administrative functions.
Our people’s commitment is at the heart of our company. In fact, we believe this commitment is reflected in every single bag of Heat Beads® BBQ briquettes we make and every great BBQ experience you have.
We hope you enjoy and use the information on this website. Through recipes, tips and news, it’s our way of sharing our passion for BBQing with you.
We conduct ourselves in accordance with our core values, which we will not compromise.