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Shopping and food

Shopping and food

Finding goods in a new country can be hard if you don’t know where to go.

This is just a short list to get you started. Western does not endorse any of these companies or recommend these over anything else you find.

Supermarket Food (Groceries)

Specialists shops

There are lots of local places that specialise in certain types of food.

  • Fruit and Vegetables 
  • Dairy
  • Bakeries - for bread and sweet baked goods
  • Butchers for meat (beef, pork, chicken, etc.)

If you’re finding it hard to find ingredients from home, there are also plenty of shops that specialise in Asian, Indian, Nepalese, and more.

Mainstream supermarkets

There are number of larger franchise shops that can be found as standalone stores or part of a bigger complex like Westfield.

General shops

Just about everything else

These stores stock everything from clothes, electronic goods, stationary and home items:

School supplies



Looking for pens, paper and writing books:

Clothing and fashion

Clothes can be found at the general shops above or in the franchise shops below:

Electronic goods and entertainment

Depending on what you’re looking for general stores will have some items but if you want something more specific you’ll need to go to more specialist shops:

Tools and hardware

There are lots of local places that specialise in certain types of tools and hardware:


Looking to add some furniture to your accommodation?

Know your rights

Fair Trading and Consumer Rights

Australia has laws and rules in place to protect consumers. Read about them from the links below.

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