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About Costco

Costco Wholesale arrived in 2009 when they opened their first Australian warehouse in Melbourne, followed by Sydney.  The ensuing decade saw them expand to Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane and Ipswich with another due to open in Perth by 2020.

Costco operates on a membership and bulk-buy retail model, where customers must pay up to $60 for annual membership to shop. In turn, Costco offers wholesale prices that are about 15% to 20% cheaper than their rivals. Their warehouses are almost three times larger than a typical supermarket but with less product lines, meaning Costco is ideal for bulk-buying by large families or small businesses.

Their featured products include grocery items, beverages, home appliances, sporting goods, electronics, office supplies, books, cosmetics, clothing, hardware, jewellery and more. In addition, Costco offers an Optical Centre, Hearing Aid Centre, Tyre Centre and Fuel Station at select warehouses.

Become a member and see the price list online at https://www.costco.com.au. Visit a warehouse for the latest catalogue, best deals and specials. Save now with your member’s only coupons.

 Why people like to shop at Costco

  • Excellent Value: Shop for quality, brand-name merchandise at wholesale prices. Buy in bulk and make fewer shopping trips.
  • Special events: Costco holds regular roadshows to showcase new products and one-off items.
  • Pre-orders: Cakes and deli platters are available for pre-orders online, and pick up in stores. Fill in the form with your nominated store and preferred date at least 48 hours beforehand. Choose from a variety of decorated sponge cakes and surprise your loved ones on their birthday. For party occasions, take the fuss out of catering. Pre-order a platter of sushi, prawns, mini rolls, buffalo wings or sandwiches. Pick up in stores.

Store locations and opening hours

As of 2019, Costco has eleven warehouses in the following states and suburbs of Australia:

  • New South Wales – Casula, Lidcombe, Marsden Park.
  • Victoria – Docklands, Epping, Moorabbin Airport, Ringwood.
  • Queensland – Bundamba, North Lakes.
  • Australian Capital Territory – Canberra Airport.
  • South Australia – Kilburn.

Click here to find a warehouse. Opening hours may vary.