About SafetyCulture

Our mission is to help companies achieve safer and higher quality workplaces all around the world through innovative, low-cost mobile first products.


CEO, Luke Anear launched the company from his garage in Townsville.

30+ Million

Millions of inspections completed using SafetyCulture's iAuditor app.


User submitted industry checklist templates in our public library - the largest repository in the world!

Our Story

After witnessing the tragedy of workplace incidents as a private investigator, our founder Luke Anear went on to recruit a team to help him develop a mobile solution for safety in the workplace. SafetyCulture was originally founded in 2004 from Luke’s garage. As it started gaining momentum and was adopted by a wider range of customers, SafetyCulture graduated into an office space in Townsville, Australia. The team has since expanded across the globe with additional offices in Sydney, Kansas City and Manchester.

Our flagship product, SafetyCulture iAuditor, simplifies the auditing process by making it easy for anyone to effectively manage safety and quality from a mobile device. Frontline workers are empowered to report issues quickly to prevent an incident due to inefficiency and limited visibility. Word of mouth about SafetyCulture iAuditor and the growing industry movement toward safer, data-driven workplaces have added momentum to our growth.


  • 2004

    SafetyCulture was founded as a safety documents business by Luke Anear from his humble garage.
  • 2007

    Mobile devices became integral in our everyday culture, sparking an idea in Luke’s mind to move from safety documents to an app.
  • 2012

    SafetyCulture iAuditor the app was born, revolutionising safety inspections around the world.
  • 2014

    We raised $6.1M AUD in our first round of funding with investment from Atlassian Co-Founder, Scott Farquhar and Blackbird Ventures.
  • 2015

    We were growing so much we opened a Sydney office, in addition to headquarters in Townsville. We launched our incident reporting app, Spotlight. We made iAuditor available for free for small teams.
  • 2016

    We expanded globally with offices in San Francisco, Kansas City and Manchester. We raised $30M AUD in our Series B funding round, led by Index Ventures.
  • 2017

    We expanded our support function by opening a new office in Manila.
  • 2018

    We partnered with hardware provider Monnit to start exploring the world of IOT, with environmental monitoring sensors bringing information into iAuditor. Reached 1 million downloads of iAuditor. We raised $60M AUD in our Series C funding round.
  • 2019

    SafetyCulture and its products were rebranded to reflect our values and future vision for the company.
  • 2020

    SafetyCulture joined the Australian unicorn club with a $1.3 billion valuation. Launched a new incidents and observations capture feature, as well as brand new, high performance, all-in-one temperature and humidity iAuditor Sensors.


We have offices located in Kansas City, Manchester, Manila, Sydney and Townsville


Our Values

Our values are core to everything we do. They guide our actions, decisions and behaviors.

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  • 2012 - National Safety Awards of Excellence

    Finalist, Rio Tinto Best Solution of an OHS Workplace Risk Award (small business)

  • 2012 - Queensland Safe Work Awards

    Highly Commended, Best solution to an identified workplace health and safety issue

  • 2014 - Tabby Awards

    Winner, Best Business App

  • 2015 - StartupSmart Awards

    Winner, Best Regional Startup

  • 2019 - Tech & Innovation Awards

    Winner, Insurance Partner of the Year - Underwriting

  • 2019 - Australasian Startup Awards

    Winner, Technology Company of the Year


We have a global customer base. See them here.

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