About Us

KereKere is in the business of enriching communities.

We are named after the custom that inspired it. KereKere (pronounced kerry-kerry) is the Fijian custom in which a relative or neighbour can request something that is needed and it must be willingly given with no expectation of repayment. This custom inspires everything we do. 

We host regular Community Events and work together with our community to imagine, initiate and animate them.  Look out for what is happening on our community event timetable here and please join us.

KereKere also invites customers to help in the granting of KereKere favours. Each time you make a purchase you use your playing card to nominate one of our four favour ideas. We tally your votes each week and once an idea has gained 10,000 votes we perform the favour. We invite you to signup to our KereKere favours mailing list here to view favours being granted.

KereKere was founded by James Murphy and is a project of O+, oswaldandco.com. James is an entrepreneurial social worker that helps people connect with their community.  James grew up in Fiji and was introduced to KereKere during his decade long stay on the Pacific Island.

KereKere started out as a coffee cart at The University of Melbourne in 2007. By 2011 it had evolved into a purpose built kiosk and in 2012 KereKere South opened at Boyd Community Hub in Southbank. In 2014, KereKere Green opened in the Fitzroy Gardens Visitors Centre and in 2018, KereKere Picnics was launched in the Fitzroy Gardens. In 2019, James and his team reimagined KereKere and launched KereKere Favours as a way to spread joy and generosity in our community.

You can email James at james@oswaldandco.com

James and his brother growing up in Fiji

James and his brother growing up in Fiji

Our KereKere story