The jewel in Bunnings’ crown, the iconic sausage sizzle, has been suspended over, you guessed it, coronavirus fears.

The “tough decision” comes into effect tomorrow, according to Bunnings Managing Director, Mike Schneider.

“Having listened closely to community groups, we’ve learned of the challenges many groups are facing finding volunteers and even supplies to sell given some of the reported challenges being faced by other retailers,” Mr Schneider said in a statement.

“We also want to make sure our team remain focused on helping customers to access the products they need.

“We absolutely understand the important role these sausage sizzles play for thousands of local community groups and charities and that finding alternative fundraising opportunities at short notice isn’t easy.”

Of course, it’s not just about the sausies we’re not getting but the community groups that rely on the sizzles for fundraising.

Mr Schneider said Bunnings will donate $500 gift cards to groups who have sausage sizzles booked over the next month.


Bunnings also said it was cancelling all other in-store activities until further notice, including its Easter and Mother’s Day Family Nights, school holiday workshops and trade breakfasts.