What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Australian Quarantine places heavy restrictions on the foods that can be imported into the country, so you should not plan to bring any food with you. But, don't worry; Perth has a very large range of supermarkets and specialty food stores where you are almost certain to find your favorite delicacies.
Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
No, Perth has a number of large department stores and clothing boutiques throughout the metropolitan areas.
What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
Major supermarkets include Woolworths, Coles, IGA, Dewsons and Newmart. Additionally, people frequently utilize the local shops in their neighborhood. City shopping is also another alternative which consists of major department stores and malls and arcades.
Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
Major department stores, including Myer, David Jones, IKEA, Freedom and Harvey Norman.
What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
Standard Shopping Hours:
Monday to Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday shopping - new legislation, effective August 26, 2012, enables all general retail shops in metropolitan Perth to trade from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Extended shopping hours apply for pre-Christmas shopping.