Times, They Are A Changin’

With everything moving so quickly at the moment we’ve pulled together the latest changes to shopping hours and restrictions across all major outlets.

Since there have been shortages of all kinds of items, the majors have had to adjust their opening hours to give their staff more time to re-stock.

So we’ve got all the Perth shopping hours updated here to save time and frustration if you’re running the gauntlet.



Woolies is changing their opening times at certain locations to become Priority Delivery Hubs to facilitate the delivery demands of the elderly, people with disability, those with compromised immunity and people in mandatory isolation.

These WA locations are:

• Woolworths Stirling Central
• Woolworths Midland Centrepoint
• Woolworths Ballajura Central
• Woolworths Maddington
• Woolworths Harvest Lakes

The following information was still correct at the time of publishing except for the above update.

Opening hours

  • Special Elderly & Disabled Customers: 7am to 8am – until Friday 20th March
  • Weekday Hours: 8am to 8pm – until further notice
  • Weekend Hours: Use the store locator for your local times

Current shopping restrictions

No limits currently in place:

  • Fresh Fruit & Veg
  • Meat (excluding mince)
  • Deli
  • Bakery
  • Seafood
  • Fresh Milk
  • Canned Fish
  • Drinks (ambient and chilled)
  • Baby Food
  • Yoghurts
  • Easter confectionery & merchandise
  • Wet Dog Food
  • Wet Cat Food

1-pack limit per customer, per shop

  • Toilet paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Paper towel
  • Serviettes
  • Rice (2kg and over)

2-pack limit per customer, per shop

  • Every other category


From 18th March 2020 until further notice, Woolworths will not provide a refund where you have simply changed your mind about products purchased.

“If you have purchased additional items, we encourage you to share with those in need, in particular the elderly, disabled and most vulnerable.”


If you’re going down down, you’ll want to check out their Perth shopping hours.

Opening hours

  • Community Hour (Elderly & Disadvantaged Cus tomers): 7am to 8am – Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Advertisement
  • Emergency & Health Workers: 7am to 8am – Tuesday & Thursday
  • Weekday Hours: 8am to 8pm – until further notice
  • Weekend Hours: Check the store locator for you local hours

Current shopping restrictions

1-pack limit per customer, per shop

  • Toilet paper

2-pack limit per customer, per shop

  • Pasta
  • Flour
  • Dry rice
  • Paper towels
  • Paper tissues
  • Hand sanitisers
  • Mince meat – includes Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken & Turkey
  • Eggs
  • Chilled pasta
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Frozen desserts
  • Sugar
  • UHT long-life milk
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Liquid soap
  • Chilled white milk – includes all sizes of Coles Brand and branded white dairy milk, plant-based non-dairy and goats milk sold chilled in our dairy fridges in supermarkets and at Coles Express

Additional limits may apply to certain items in each store. These can vary between stores.


From 13 March 2020 Coles have temporarily suspended change-of-mind refund policy to discourage over-purchasing.

“If you have already purchased additional items you no longer want, please consider donating them to community organisations like our long-standing partner, Foodbank, which will ensure they are directed to people in need. To find location nearby for your food donations, click here to visit Foodbank


At ALDI, they’re different. Their Perth shopping hours are simple.

Opening hours

  • Daily 9.30am to 7pm – until further notice

Current shopping restrictions

1-pack limit per customer, per shop

  • Toilet paper

2-pack limit per customer, per shop

  • Dry pasta
  • Flour
  • Dry rice (excludes microwave rice)
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitisers

No Returns On

  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues and serviettes
  • Paper towels
  • Nappies and baby wipes
  • Feminine hygiene and incontinence products
  • Hand sanitisers
  • Cleaning products (including antibacterial wipes)
  • Canned food (including fish, fruit, vegetables and soup)
  • Pasta and pasta sauces
  • Rice and rice meals
  • Cooking oils and vinegars
  • Flour

You can view their statement here.


IGA is a strong independent alliance of grocery stores, so there’s a wide variety in their Perth shopping hours – however, they have stated there would be no change to their current hours of operation.

Opening hours

  • As normal

So if your local IGA is 7am to 8pm daily, then that’s most likely the same. Sorry, we just can’t be more specific…

You can check out your local store hours here though.

Current shopping restrictions

Being more of a collective means that restrictions are managed store-by-store:

“In the spirit of helping everyone in our local communities access essential items, stores have placed purchase limits on items that are critically low in stock. These limits are being managed on a store by store basis and are increasing day by day.

Suppliers of these critical lines continue to work overtime to meet the increased demand, and they have placed additional staff into our warehouses to help us with ordering as well.


As IGA stores are all independently operated, please ask your store about their limits as each varies based on the demand of their local community.”


It’s the same with returns, The IGA website states:

“IGA stores have different return policies, however given the magnitude of purchasing we are temporarily suspending “change of mind” return policies.”


Ahead of the Costco Perth opening on Thursday there hasn’t been any official word on changes to opening hours or shopping restrictions outside of toilet paper.

More to come as communications from Costco are provide.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 10.00am–8.30pm
  • Saturday: 9.00am–6.30pm
  • Sunday: 10.00am–6.00pm
  • Senior Shopping Hour: (60+ years & members with physical disabilities) 9am – 10am Thursday 26/3/2020

This Senior Hour is a one-off at this stage, but we’d like to think Costco would roll this out on a regular basis while we’re under the Coronavirus cloud.

Stay safe out there.

Bare shelves can make us stressed out – but please be nice to those working in the supermarkets, who are doing their best and of course other Perth shoppers.

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