Breaking: Woolworths impose restricted shopping limits on thousands of items amid coronavirus panic buying

Across all stores and online

Editor / March 17 2020

Woolworths supermarket has announced new tough shopping restrictions amid coronavirus panic buying.

The new tough policy is in place from today, March 18.

In a statement on their website Woolworths says: “From today, there is now a per customer, per shop limit of 2 items from any single category on most packaged products across Woolworths Supermarkets and Metro stores and online.”


What this means for you:

You will only be able to buy 2 products from a single category or section, regardless of the brand or variety.

For example, coffee, you can buy only 2 from the whole category. 


New tougher restrictions are also in place and are limited to 1 pack per customer:

*Toilet paper

*Baby wipes

*Antibacterial wipes

*Paper towel


*Rice (2kg and over)


There are also items which have NO limits currently in place.

* Fresh fruit and vegetables

*Meat (excluding mince)




*Fresh Milk

*Canned Fish


*Baby Food


*Confectionary - excluding Easter

*Wet Dog Food

*Wet Cat Food

*General Merchandice (e.g. batteries, storage)


Watch: Shoppers in stampede for toilet paper amid coronavirus panic buying

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.