Where to buy face masks with fast delivery to Victoria right now [Updated]
With face masks set to become mandatory in Victoria, here are the stores offering fast immediate delivery.
As a second wave of COVID-19 sees case numbers rising daily in Victoria, the Victorian government has issued a new mandate around face masks. From Thursday 31 December at 5:00pm, face coverings will be mandatory for all Victorians whenever they are outdoors or indoors in any locaction which is not their private home. Non-compliance can result in a fine of $200.
If you are yet to get your hands on one, we've rounded up a list of stores offering fast shipping to Victorian suburbs and who have stock as of this writing.
1. Clinical Supplies
Stocking TGA approved masks in bulk packs of 20 through to 500, Clinical Supplies delivers orders Australia-wide within 1-3 business days.
2. Clear Collective
Sydney-based brand Clear Collective stocks a range of reusable and disposable masks for adults and kids in a great range of styles, with delivery to Victoria within 1-3 business days.
3. Chemist Warehouse
Pharmacy Chemist Warehouse currently has multipacks of surgical and N95 masks available, and typically ships orders to Victorian postcodes within 1-2 days.
4. THE ICONIC
Fashion retailer THE ICONIC is now stocking face masks in both plain and fashion-forward designs. Orders placed before 3pm on weekdays can be delivered to Melbourne metro areas the next business day when you select express shipping, while standard delivery will see your order arrive within 3 business days. Delivery to other areas of Victoria will meanwhile occur within 4 business days.
5. Australian Mask Specialist
Online retailer Australian Mask Specialist sells bulk packs of disposable and KN95-grade masks. Standard delivery to Victoria takes 2-5 business days, or you can opt to have your purchase express shipped and delivered within 1-3 business days.
Shopping platform Kogan has a massive selection of masks available, with most qualifying for fast delivery. This means that your order will leave the warehouse within 1-2 days and arrive within 1-5 business days. Express shipping is also available on some items.
7. Dick Smith
Electronics retailer Dick Smith is currently offering fast delivery on a range of face masks including N95, surgical and reusable options. Orders are set to leave the warehouse in 1-2 business days, with express shipping options also available.
Stocking a wide range of face masks for men and women, fashion retailer ASOS will deliver your order within 2 working days to metro areas and within 3 working days to the rest of the country when you select the express shipping option.
9. Culture Kings
Streetwear retailer Culture Kings is currently stocking a great range of fashionable face masks and bandanas that ship within a few hours when ordered before 2pm on weekdays. Express shipping is also available.
Officeworks has recently started stocking a huge range of face masks including surgical, KN95 and reusable options. Standard free next business day delivery is available for orders to selected areas in Melbourne, while delivery to regional areas will occur within 1-3 business days. Free click and collect is also available at some stores.
If you purchase a mask through Bunnings' online store, you can opt to pick it up via click and collect. If you place your order before 4pm, your order should be ready to collect after 9am on the next trading day. Delivery is also available, with the current time frame sitting at around 2-5 business days.
Though shipping times vary from seller to seller, eBay allows you to filter your search by guaranteed delivery date so that you can see which face mask options will arrive the quickest.
Victorian-based stores stocking face masks
While shipping times vary, these Victorian-based stores should have your order to your door faster than most interstate stores:
- East Coast Face Masks (dispatched within 24 hours)
- Heroes Wear Masks (shipped within 3 days of order being placed)
- MaskPac (typically shipped within 48 hours)
For a more extensive list, you can see our guide on where to buy face masks in Melbourne and Victoria.
Alternatives to face masks
From mid-October, face mask alternatives will no longer be considered acceptable in Victoria. New government ruling states that residents must wear a fitted face mask to avoid getting fined.
New Victorian face mask ruling
While a fine will apply for those who do not follow the new government mandate, some exceptions will apply.
According to the Victorian State Government Health and Human Services site, exceptions will be granted for "those who have a medical reason, kids under 12 years of age, those who have a professional reason or if it's just not practical, like when running – however you will still be expected to carry your face covering at all times to wear when you can".
Remember that wearing a face mask will not make you immune from COVID-19 and that personal hygiene and social distancing rules should still be adhered to.
We updated this guide on 31 December 2020 with new rules for Victoria.
While face masks are not currently mandatory in New South Wales, the New South Wales government is now asking residents to "consider using masks in situations where you are unable to social distance".
To find out where to get your hands on one, see our guide on where to buy face masks in Sydney and New South Wales.
Want more help with masks? Check out our overview of face masks, how to choose the best one, what doctors recommend when using them, the rules that apply in Australia and our regularly-updated guide on where to buy masks.
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