Coles Supermarket - more items on the restricted items list amid coronavirus panic buying

More home basics are limited for purchase

Editor / March 17 2020

Coles Supermarket has updated their restricted shopping list for customers across the nation amid coronavirus panic buying.

The current restricted list limits how many items consumers can purchase.

Says Coles: “Our team members, suppliers and transport partners have been working hard to deliver more products to stores every day and we are stocking shelves as quickly as possible.

To continue to allow everyone the opportunity to purchase staple items, the following purchase limits are currently in place.”



Current items on Coles supermarket restriction list:


One pack per person:

*Toilet paper


Two items per person:



*Dry rice

*Paper towels

*Paper tissues

*Hand sanitisers

*Mince meat - includes Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken & Turkey


*Chilled pasta

*Frozen vegetables

*Frozen desserts

The retail giant has also advised there will be additional limits introduced: “We will also be introducing some additional limits on certain items in each store. These can vary between stores, so please visit your local Coles for more information.”

Watch: Three women filmed fighting over toilet paper at a Woolworths in Chullora.

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.