McMahon’s Soft Drinks back for a final run

The taste of summers past… makes a welcome return

McMahon’s Soft Drinks was started by Mr Frank McMahon in a small rented factory in Martin Street Ipswich in 1934. By 1940 Frank bought the factory and adjoining buildings to expand operations. Over time, sons Jim and Peter joined the family business. In 1977, after having survived the 1974 floods which inundated the Martin Street site, the business moved to a larger and more modern factory at Wulkuraka. With a home delivery service, McMahon’s Soft Drinks were an iconic brand in Ipswich and widely known throughout the region. As the soft drink market changed and became dominated by supermarkets and multi-nationals, the business ceased operating in 1991. The original factory at 1 Martin Street Ipswich is now home to an indoor swim school – McMahon’s Swim Factory.

We are excited to announce a third and final run of the soft drinks this year. Cartons of 24 x 300ml bottles of Sarsaparilla, NEThing and Creaming Soda soft drink are now for sale, with funds raised supporting the vital work of Ipswich Hospice Care. Be quick as there is a limited number of cartons available! Order now for local pick up. Produced under exclusive license by Cooks Soft Drinks, Pittsworth Queensland.

Orders for McMahon’s Soft Drinks will be ready for pick up from the Swim Factory depot at 1 Martin Street, Ipswich, over a two week period from Tuesday 30th November. Collection days and times are:

–> Tuesday to Friday 9am to 11am / 2pm to 5pm

–> Saturday 9am to 12pm.

–> Last day for collection is Saturday 11 December.

Get your orders in by 11 December and get sorted for Christmas! Shop online from

Date of Post: 2/11/2021. Updated 27/11/2021.