Aldi Australia introduces restricted items list amid coronavirus panic buying

“Due to the extraordinary demand for groceries, we have introduced some new conditions."

Editor / March 17 2020

Aldi supermarkets across Australia have now have restrictions in place to  limit the amount of items shoppers can purchase.

In a statement Aldi have said: “Due to the extraordinary demand for groceries, we have introduced some new conditions. 

“To be able to provide Australians access to the essential products they need, we have decided to temporarily restrict purchases”


The restricted list is from today, March 17.


One pack per person:

* Toilet paper


Two items per person:

*Dry pasta


*Dry rice (excludes microwave rice)

*Paper towels


*Hand sanitisers


The retail giant has also suspending their ‘change-of-mind' refund policy to discourage over-purchasing.



If you have already purchased additional items you no longer want, please look at donating them to community organisations or neighbours who have been struggling to purchase them during this time.”


Items not available for refund:


*Toilet paper

*Tissues and serviettes

*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 vinegar



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Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.