About Us


In business since late 1999, Johnny Appleseed GPS is a trading name of GPS Express Australia Pty Ltd (ACN 104 263 498), a family company owned by Kimball and Colleen Thurlow. Since first deployment in 1989 global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) have impacted many industries and activities.

We have the experience to supply users engaged in surveying, emergency management, earth sciences, mining, energy sectors, health, fitness, transport and materials handling, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and some unique applications.


In providing useful position, navigation, and timing (PNT) devices along with advice and support we are keen to help customers.The first question we ask is “what do you need to do?”. In perfecting the "art of the down sell" we always recommend the best options based on your specific needs. So, for us it is not about making a sale, it is about satisfying and supporting your requirements.

Products include Garmin GPS, RAM Mounts, DJI Drones, Minelab, Hemisphere DGPS, Smart home and security, and supporting accessories. Corporate, quantity and GIS products are handled at head office in Acacia Ridge, Brisbane, at 07 3717 8555. Stock holdings enable us to ship worldwide where sourcing might be a problem, including Europe, Asia, and North/South America.

Johnny Appleseed GPS has a service centre for repairs to Juniper Systems, Trimble and Handheld products at the Acacia Ridge office.

We are a Qld Government Accredited Supplier - QAssure # 11233 (Previously GITC Q 2522).


At Johnny Appleseed GPS we source our products from genuine Australian distributors or manufacturers. We do this for several reasons including:

We do this for a number of reasons including:

  1. Secure warranty and customer service back up.
  2. Minimal delay in obtaining and maintaining our stock levels to ensure speedy delivery to our customers.

Companies with direct representation or distributors in Australia include Garmin Australasia, Minelab, Sena, FLIR, GME, Zoleo, Hemisphere GPS, + many more.

Each of our stores keeps sufficient stock on the shelf to avoid delay between the local manufacturer/distributor and us. This means super-fast deliveries or in-store pickups, and being able to inspect items in our stores before purchasing.

We source some product directly from overseas manufacturers.

These include National Products, Seattle USA (RAM), and Trimble USA. These products have our own arrangement for:

  1. Secure warranty and customer service back up within our Australian operation.
  2. Efficient ordering systems for timely delivery and maintenance of adequate stock levels. This ensures speedy delivery to our customers.