Where to buy N95 masks in Melbourne: From $2 per mask

Posted: 5 April 2022 9:30 am
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Find out your easiest and most accessible options for purchasing N95 masks in Melbourne and Victoria at large.

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Melburnians are experiencing the all-too-familiar feeling of watching COVID cases rise. The protective measures we've been using for years now are once again coming to the fore.

If you're concerned about rising COVID cases and want to protect your family and wider community, face masks remain one of the best measures you can apply. They remain mandatory in several settings in Victoria.

Omicron is a far more transmissible variant than its predecessors, and as such, N95 and KN95 masks are considered the most effective in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. KN95 masks are simply a Chinese equivalent on N95 masks, with increased breathability thanks to a tent design.

Here are your best options for purchasing N95 masks in Melbourne and Victoria, online.

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MedCart

MedCart

Look no further than the MedCart marketplace for a wide range of single-use face masks, respirator masks, reusable cloth masks and replacement filters to protect you and your loved ones from the spread of harmful viruses and infection.

  • Available in multi-packs and bulk - ideal for businesses
  • Secure checkout
  • Afterpay available
Go to MedCart
Quality Medical Supplies

Quality Medical Supplies

Australian-owned business Quality Medical Supplies has a range of lab-tested KN95 masks in stock in various quantities.

  • Bulk mask packs available
  • 100% Australian-owned and operated
  • CE- and FDA-certified
Go to Quality Medical Supplies
Aussie Pharma Direct

Aussie Pharma Direct

Aussie Pharma Direct offers quality 100% Australian-made and owned healthcare products that meet Australian compliance standards.

  • Cutting-edge nanofibre filter which filters 99.66% of airborne particulates
  • P2 masks with a nanofibre filter that last longer than P2 masks
  • 4 layers to help protect you against airborne viruses
  • Certified P2 Aus/NZ standard AS/NZS 1716:2012 (N95 standard)
  • TGA registered (ARTG #335981)
  • Free shipping for orders over $50
Go to Aussie Pharma Direct
Australian Mask Specialist

Australian Mask Specialist

Australian Mask Specialist offers quality masks with a guarantee, so you can be assured that you're buying legitimate products.

  • Available in packs ranging from 5–100 KN95 masks
  • Dispatch in 1–2 days
  • Shipping available Australia-wide
Go to Australian Mask Specialist
Affordable Masks

Affordable Masks

Affordable Masks stocks certified surgical masks in packs of 50.

  • Certified by the TGA Australia
  • Masks tested and certified to international standards
Go to Affordable Masks
Healthcare Store

Healthcare Store

Healthcare Store is an Australian-owned and operated company offering a variety of affordable and safe face masks.

  • TGA certified P2, KN95 and 3-ply masks
  • Free express postage within Australia
  • Orders sent within 24 hours
  • Bulk discounts available
Go to Healthcare Store
Kogan

Kogan

Kogan is one of Australia's favourite shopping destinations. It sells face masks from the most popular brands (such as 3M) in packs of 20 or more.

  • Free shipping on selected products
  • 14-day money-back guarantee on Kogan-brand products
  • Responsive customer service team
Go to Kogan

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eBay

eBay

eBay has multiple sellers, so delivery times can vary. You can search by guaranteed delivery date to see which mask will reach you the fastest.

  • Wide selection available
  • Free delivery on some items with eBay Plus membership
  • Sort sellers by estimated delivery date
Go to eBay

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Amazon

Amazon

Although Amazon doesn't stock first-class masks, similar P2 masks are available. You can find a wide range of P2 masks thanks to the variety of sellers at hand.

  • Sign up to Amazon Prime and get free shipping and returns on some items
  • Trusted online marketplace
  • See customer ratings before buying
Go to Amazon

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Victoria mask rules explained

Face masks are mandatory for everyone over the age of 8 in the following settings:

  • Workers, visitors, and students in Grade 3 to 6 in an indoor space at a primary school (including outside school hours services at a primary school).
  • Workers and visitors in an indoor space at a childcare or an early childhood service centre.
  • Workers in an indoor space that is a publicly accessible area of a court or justice centre.
  • Workers in an indoor space that is a publicly accessible area of a retail premises or food and drink premises (including food courts).
  • Workers in an indoor space that is a publicly accessible area of a healthcare facility, including at an allied health facility.
  • Workers in an indoor space at an event with more than 30,000 patrons in attendance.
  • Workers performing a resident-facing role in an indoor space at a care facility, including when not interacting with residents.
  • Workers in an indoor space at a prison, remand centre, youth residential centre, youth justice centre or post-sentence facility.
  • On public transport, in taxis/rideshare services, in tourism vehicles and on commercial flights.
  • At an airport.
  • While visiting a hospital, care facility or any other indoor space that is a publicly accessible area in a healthcare setting, including allied health settings.
  • After being tested for COVID-19 and awaiting results, other than as part of surveillance testing.
  • If the person has COVID-19 or is a close contact or probable case, and is leaving the premises in line with quarantine, isolation or testing requirements.
  • International passenger arrivals and international aircrew services workers who are in direct transit to their place of self-quarantine in Victoria and who leave their vehicle, or who are in self-quarantine and leave to undertake permitted essential services.

Additionally, the Victorian government strongly recommends face masks be worn when you:

  • Can't physically distance. This includes outdoor settings.
  • Have any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Are with people who may be vulnerable to COVID-19, or
  • Are a customer-facing worker not otherwise required to wear a face mask.

The following exceptions apply for wearing a face mask:

  • Infants and children under 8 years of age.
  • Students in primary school in Grade 2 and below.
  • Persons who have a physical or mental health condition, or disability, which makes wearing a face covering unsuitable, including persons with obstructed breathing, a serious skin condition of the face, an intellectual disability, a mental health condition or persons who have experienced trauma.
  • Persons communicating with those who are deaf or hard of hearing and visibility of the mouth is essential for communication.
  • Persons for whom the nature of their work or education means that wearing a face mask creates a risk to health and safety.
  • Persons for whom the nature of their work or education means that clear enunciation or visibility of their mouth is essential. This includes teaching, lecturing or broadcasting.
  • The person is working by themselves in an enclosed indoor space such as in an empty classroom unless or until another person enters that space.
  • The person is a professional sportsperson when training or competing.
  • While engaged in any strenuous physical exercise such as running or cycling.
  • When riding a bicycle or motorcycle.
  • When consuming medicine, food, or drink.
  • When smoking or vaping (including e-cigarettes) while stationary.
  • When undergoing specific dental or medical care or treatment to the extent that such care or treatment requires no face mask be worn.
  • When receiving or providing a service and it is not reasonably practicable to receive or provide that service wearing a face covering.
  • The person is a prisoner in a prison, subject to any policies of that prison.
  • The person is detained in a remand centre, youth residential centre or youth justice centre, subject to any policies of that centre.
  • When escaping harm or the risk of harm, including harm relating to family violence or violence of another person.
  • When asked to remove the face mask to ascertain identity. For instance, when asked by police, security, bank, or post office staff to remove a face mask to ascertain identity.
  • For emergency purposes.
  • When required or authorised by law.
  • Where doing so is not safe.

COVID rules in Victoria and Melbourne

You can only attend the following venues if you have had at least two doses of the COVID vaccine. These venues also require you to check in with the Service Victoria app.

  • Hospitality venues (e.g. bars, nightclubs, restaurants and cafés)
  • Entertainment venues (e.g. cinemas, zoos, museums, live music venues)
  • Tourism venues (e.g. walking tours, buses)
  • Casino/gaming venues and adult entertainment venues
  • Adult/higher education.

If you are under the age of 18, or have a valid medical exemption, you are considered vaccinated for these purposes. Get a full picture of all COVID regulations in Victoria here.

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Looking to purchase other types of masks? See our guide for where to buy P2, N95 and KN95 face masks online.

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