About Us

If you do enough small things right, big things can happen(John Wooden), and this is certainly the case for ADS. From humble beginnings in Stepney with only 2 employees, ADS has grown over the past 25 years into a market leader in the supply of office products, now with a team over 30.
We have been recognized with many Australian Industry Awards for Service Excellence including Australian Dealer of the Decade in 2010. As of May 1st, 2020, ADS was selected as an LGA preferred supplier. This is a huge achievement and we very excited to have the opportunity to supply our products to any local council in South Australia for the next 3 years.
As a member of a large Australian Buying Group we can competitively supply everything for your business, school or office and after 25 years we now have a team of over 30 valuable employees who pride themselves in delivering outstanding customer service

(Left to Right) Gaynor, Tim, Mel & Gordan Whittaker


You can always put a face to a name at ADS. Meet the Whittaker family, Tim, Gaynor, Gordon and Mel. Gordon started the business, and now Tim (Managing Director) ensures that the same family values that have made the business so successful continue every day.

We are never far away! You can rely on us from the moment you call, email or order online. Delivering your goods promptly and carefully is our priority. We offer same and next day delivery from our very own fleet of friendly delivery drivers. You may have seen them around town.
Direct Schools are a dinky-di SA family owned business, committed to providing you the best service, delivery and price. Do you have national offices? Not a problem! We deliver across Australia as well.

Here at Direct Schools we recognize the impact of deforestation and single use plastics. We are very passionate about preserving & protecting the environment aswell as giving back and supporting the communities in which we operate.
How we achieve this is through our 2020 ADS Tree-Planting Campaign where we are commitment to planting 2 trees for every tonne of paper sold through the business. We also sell reusable, biodegradable and eco friendly products such as BioPack, Who Gives a Crap, Australian Paper (recycled paper) and much more!