Our Metropolitan Melbourne stores will remain open for Trade customers only. We encourage retail customers to use our Click & Deliver or Drive & Collect service.
Customers in regional Victoria and other states can get the essentials that they need by shopping with us in-store or online.
We continue to follow government advice, and thank our amazing team for all their hard work helping our customers.
Bunnings is committed to participating in the communities in which we operate by contributing to local, regional and national causes, charities and organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand. During the 2020 financial year our team supported over 72,000 local community activities helping raise and contribute more than $42.9 million for community groups.
Requests for hands-on support should be made in writing on the community or charitable organisation’s original letterhead, and sent to your nearest Bunnings store, to the attention of the Activities Organiser.
Sausage Sizzles and Fundraising Opportunities
Bunnings’ community sausage sizzles returned in Tasmania and the Northern Territory on 11th July 2020 in selected stores. They are also back up and running in selected stores in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia as of 25th July 2020.
Sausage sizzles will return to selected stores in ACT from 3rd October 2020 and in selected NSW stores from 10th October 2020.
In Victoria, we continue to follow the latest government restrictions and guidelines and will look to recommence sausage sizzles when possible.
There will be some changes to traditional processes, including a new layout that promotes physical distancing and increased personal hygiene processes:
• Separate ordering and pick-up points to allow for 1.5 metres’ physical distancing
• Increased cleaning processes and hygiene requirements
• Increased signage to guide customers
• NSW customers can use the Service NSW app to check-in
• NSW community groups required to wear a face mask or face covering during sausage sizzle
The sausage sizzles are an integral fundraiser and we’re really pleased to be bringing them back in places where restrictions have eased. We ask everyone to continue to be patient and respect the guidelines in place.
Community groups who would like to book a sausage sizzle, are encouraged to contact the Activities Organiser at their local Bunnings.
D.I.Y. Workshops and In-store Activities
In recognition of National Police Remembrance Day, 29th September, Bunnings will donate over $250,000 to Police Legacy charities across Australia and the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation to support their important work.
We have partnered with the Australian Museum on their FrogID Program. Bunnings’ goal is to engage with local schools by building a frog pond to provide frogs with a safe home and raise awareness around the importance of having frogs in our environment. Frog calls can be recorded using the Australian Museum’s FrogID app. Check out the FrogID webpage for more information or our ‘How To Build A Frog Pond’ page here. Schools are welcome to contact the Activities Organiser at their local store to discuss this program.
Thanks to community generosity over $1.25 million was fundraised for Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale campaign in August 2018. These funds will provide livestock feed and household essentials for drought affected families and communities in every impacted state. This incredible amount would not have been possible without the amazing contributions from many individuals, local businesses and our team. Thank you!
Bunnings stores support their local emergency services groups throughout the year, and join together to raise funds for local volunteer fire brigades and emergency services through the annual Emergency Services Volunteers BBQ. On Saturday 20 January 2018, through the generous support of customers, volunteers and team members, over $530,000 was raised and contributed nationally.