As a Libra Sun, I am a huge visual arts fan, and to me, collecting card decks is just like collecting art. The intricate artwork and details on each card are a sight to behold, and I can’t help but admire them every time I get a new deck. As a tarot enthusiast myself, I know how important it is to find unique and high-quality decks that resonate with your personal style and energy. That’s why I’ve scoured the internet to compile a list of the best places to purchase indie tarot decks in Australia.
Before we begin, I’d like to note how amazing it is to think that since the 15th century, there have been thousands of unique tarot decks created. The Tarot Museum in Belgium alone boasts a collection of over 2,500 decks and that’s just a fraction of what’s out there today!
For those who love contemporary indie tarot deck designs, there are some amazing artist-published decks available that are rare and exclusive. You can usually purchase them online directly from the creator, but unfortunately, for those of us in Australia, many indie creators are based overseas, so it can take a while for the cards to arrive.
Although indie decks can be hard to source locally, it’s not impossible. There are a handful of retailers (both online and in-store) who stock rare and one-of-a-kind tarot and oracle decks. I’m excited to share with you some of the best places I’ve discovered to buy indie tarot decks online in Australia.
Two Sides Tarot
Based in Sydney, Two Sides Tarot is a must-visit for any indie tarot deck enthusiast. The carefully curated selection features many independent artist-published tarot and oracle decks that you won’t find in most metaphysical stores. Make sure to check out the blog on the website – it’s filled with interviews and helpful resources for tarot reading.
Altar is not your average metaphysical supplies store. This Sydney-based online business is dedicated to bringing aesthetically pleasing and design-driven ritual and spiritual wares to the modern age. Additionally, you’ll find a fantastic range of indie tarot and oracle decks, with a variety of themes to choose from. Plus, you can even pre-order new, to-be-released titles to stay ahead of the game.
Looking for unique and offbeat indie tarot cards available for purchase in Australia? Melbourne-based Mystiko House has got you covered. The selection of quirky and colourful decks are sure to add a pop of personality to your readings. In addition, there is an array of aesthetically-pleasing stationery and candles to help you create your sacred space.
As the name suggests, Tarotopia in Strathpine is an all-encompassing shop for tarot and oracle decks. Along with well-loved titles, Tarotopia also has a huge collection of indie tarot decks up for sale. Needless to say, Tarotopia is worth a visit for those seeking specific indie tarot decks in Australia.
Enchanted Gypsy in Brisbane is an online haven for collectors seeking unique and rare tarot and oracle cards. Specialising in both vintage and contemporary indie decks from international and local creators, it’s a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind finds. While you’re there, don’t miss out on the interviews with indie tarot deck creators.
The Empress and Wolf
Step into a world of wonder at The Empress and Wolf in Daylesford. It houses an impressive collection of over 150 exceptional tarot and oracle card decks, making it a paradise for tarot enthusiasts. From animal-inspired to pop culture-themed decks, let your inner collector run wild and discover your new favourite deck here.
Get ready to discover the next big thing in the world of tarot decks! One of the best places to discover new indie decks is straight from the talented creators themselves on Kickstarter! Not only are you supporting independent artists, you’ll also be the first to experience their exciting tarot creations. Show your love for indie tarot creators and pledge to make their vision a reality.
Okay, so the online store Look Dollicious isn’t based in Australia. But, it’s such a dang cute shop that I had to add it to this list! Based in Singapore and UK, Look Dollicious carries a great selection of ethereal and feminine indie tarot and oracle cards. There’s a lot of shimmer, pretty illustrations and cosmic goodness. Love.