Find all you need to go back to school next week right in the heart of the city...

It's nearly time for kids to go back to school and we all know what that means - covering books, upgrading backpacks and replacing shoes that are suddenly way too small for growing feet. This year, parents also need to add to their list COVID protective measures for their kids including masks, sanitizer and wipes. 

Luckily, Launceston Central City has all of these things and more to ensure that you can send your kids back to school feeling prepared for the year ahead. 

Are your kids ready to go back to school?

Shopping list item 1: School Uniforms

When it comes to school uniforms, there is only one shop that you need in the city - Midford Schoolwear. Stocking a huge range of Tasmanian school's uniforms, you can buy every item of their uniforms - both everyday and sports, as well as accessories for their back to school needs.

One of the hardest working item at school would have to be the kids shoes. Whether they need them for sport or everyday wear, it is so important to ensure that you have comfortable, well-wearing shoes. Launceston Central City has a number of options for buying shoes, no matter what your budget may be. Here are three options of where to buy shoes in the city. Don't forget there are many more.

Lead'em Footwear

A Launceston local with years of fitting children's feet for school shoes, Lead'em Footwear is a must when it comes to footwear for your children. They stock a huge range and with expert knowledge, you can be sure your kids will go back to school in comfort.

161 Charles Street

Faull's Shoes

Locally owned Faull's Shoes offers a huge range of Clarks and Clarks Harrison school shoes in so many styles you are sure to find the perfect shoe for your kids.

85 Brisbane Street

The Athletes Foot

Offering one of Australia's largest school shoe ranges and specially trained FIT technicians, you can be sure to get the perfect school shoes for your kids.

138A Brisbane Street

Shopping list item 2: Stationery

There's no secret that in Launceston Central City you are absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to the best stationery for school kids in any grade. The back to school stationery list can be overwhelming - pens and pencils, glue sticks, exercise books and book covers just to name a few. Check out these three retailers who offer the coolest stationery in town.

Pearts Variety Store

Pearts offers a huge range of stationery from their premium Mont Marte art supplies, to pencils, rulers, sharpeners and everything in between. Pearts also stock a range of face masks.

181 Charles Street

Morty's News and Post

Morty's offers a great range of book covers, stationery and exercise books for all of your back to school needs. They also offer a range of licensed lunch boxes and water bottles.

Shop 3, 25 Wellington Street

Dollar Top

Dollar Top have a large range of stationery and art supplies at a great price. Dollar Top have a great range of kids face masks as well. You really can get everything you need for your children to go back to school under one roof.

134 Charles Street

Shopping list item 3: Backpack essentials

Whether your kids need a new backpack, lunch box, water bottle, hygiene items or face masks to go back to school, you are sure to find everything you need in Launceston Central City. Forget about driving all around Launceston, park in one of the convenient carparks in the city and check out the great options for your kid's backpack essentials.


What is cooler than a Smiggle backpack for your little one to start the school year with? A matching lunchbox, drink bottle, pencil case and bag tag of course! The younger kids will be so excited to start school with the latest fashion school gear!

104 Brisbane Street

Intersport Launceston

For the older kids, why not grab them a great quality backpack from Intersport? Stocking a huge range of well known brands as well as water bottles and sports shoes, you can be sure that your kids will have all they need to start the school year off right.

117 St John Street

Venue Clothing

Offering a huge range of skate brands, Venue Clothing stocks some of the coolest backpacks in town. A bonus is that they also have footwear, accessories and face masks, you will be able to cross so many items off your back to school list at Venue.

5 Kingsway

These are just a few of the many places you can get some amazing back to school gear for your children. Why not take a trip into the city and get all your kids gear to make the start of the this school year the best yet! 

For more great places to get all of your back to school needs, check out the full range of city retailers here.