Costco is going ahead with its grand opening in Perth tomorrow… and it seems only minor changes are being put in place amid the coronavirus outbreak.

While the government’s restrictions on non-essential gatherings don’t involve supermarkets, at 14,000sqm, is expected to attract hundreds.

It was reported that Costco had made some changes, including the cancellation of its grand opening ceremony and any food sampling.

It was also reported that the retailer’s nationwide limit of one pack of toilet paper per member would also apply to Perth.

When approached by 96FM to confirm, we were told that the following statement by Managing Director Patrick Noone was all they wished to provide:

“Our members safety is always our top priority. In this difficult time, we are taking additional measures to ensure we maintain that to the best of our abilities.”

They did not confirm what, in fact, these additional measures were or if it were the ones listed above.


What we can confirm is that they will open the Perth warehouse on Thursday morning at 8am.

Customers need to purchase a membership to shop at Costco. An annual membership will cost families $60 a year.

In October 2018, Costco’s next-door neighbour, DFO, opened to what was described as “pandemonium”.

Botica’s Bunch will cross to the opening on Thursday morning

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