We don’t want to be the biggest portable fridge company around, just the best. Our customers want the highest quality fridges and accessories they can get, so that’s what we give them. Keeping our customers happy is what we do.

To achieve this, we keep things pretty simple:
1. If we’re going to do something, we do it properly.
2. If it works, we don’t fix it – But if it’s broken, we fix it straight away.

Welcome to Bushman.


DP Refrigeration was established by Gary Kottmann in Melbourne, Australia in 1982. With a background in engineering and a passion for no crap customer service, the business grew quickly and within a couple of years had developed a national distribution network for Consul gas fridges in Australia.

Over the subsequent 17 years DP Refrigeration became one of Consul/Whirlpools largest gas fridge distributors in the world and continued to support customers and distributors throughout Australia with the supply of high quality gas fridges and freezers to some of the most remote parts of this great land.

In 1989, Bushman Portable Fridges was established as a division of DP Refrigeration. Bushman developed The Original SC35 over 2 years from 1989 to 1991. During this time the Bushman was subjected to all manner of abuse in a wide variety of off road applications and any weaknesses assessed and modified until the final prototype was achieved.

In essence, this is the same fridge we sell today.

Fast forward to 2016, DP Refrigeration and Bushman Portable Fridges are still going strong. We have a national independent dealer network for Bushman, which covers all major towns and cities in Australia.

Most recently, we have established relationships with overland and outdoor businesses in the USA and New Zealand. In the coming months, Bushman Portable Fridges will become available in both of these great countries.

Our goals going forward are simple, make the best quality portable fridges and accessories possible and continue to support our independent retailers and customers. The last 30+ years have been great; the next 30 might be even better.