Groceries and essentials

Most supermarkets have started to trade as usual, with some product restrictions and social distancing rules still in place. Woolworths and Coles are still encouraging customers to order online whenever possible and have doubled delivery capacity in order to do so. 

  • Coles from the 7th of May will be extending trading hours for everyone, including opening over 200 stores earlier at 6am. The changes are being made to help those returning to work or schools, and parents and carers who are busy at homeschooling their children. 
  • Woolworths has opened tens of thousands of extra weekly home delivery windows for its online customers, making online grocery purchases, easier and quicker to receive. 
  • The Staples Bag, an SSI initiative, is a community food project providing easy access to low cost and high-quality nutritious food staples. During this time, The Staples Bag’s Campsie store will remain open. 

For national emergency relief services, including food, clothing, vouchers or help with bills, contact your local arm of The Salvation Army or St Vincent De Paul. 


If you run out ofmedication while self-isolating, you can ask for your medication to be delivered to your home, by a family member, friend or your normal pharmacy.  

If your pharmacy is registered to the program, you can also access the Home Medicines Services, a temporary program, which aims to support and protect the most vulnerable members of our community from potential exposure to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by delivering prescription medicine to your door. To read more click here.