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by Mia Ferreira (subscribe)
Born in Madeira, raised in Sydney, living in Melbourne and dreaming of Bali...
Published July 19th 2020
People in countries like Japan and Hong Kong have been wearing face masks in public for many years as protection from pollution, but as the world now grapples with the increasing spread of COVID-19 medical professionals are advising everyone to wear masks in public places like supermarkets, or wherever we are unable to maintain the minimum 1.5m physical distance.

The Government has just announced that wearing masks will be mandatory (with a $200 on the spot fine if you leave home without one!) and so there's been a mad rush on face masks here in Melbourne with many chemists and online stores quickly selling out of surgical and fabric masks.

To save you time, I have put together a comprehensive list of sellers - simply scroll down!

Wear a face mask in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19
wear a face mask in public to slow the spread of COVID-19

While wearing a face mask does not provide 100% protection from contracting COVID-19 it is another tool we can use to help slow the spread until we have a vaccine (potentially 12 - 24 months away).

Our COVID-19 toolbox now includes:

keep 1.5 physical distance from others

- wearing a face mask in public

- washing hands regularly with soap & water &/ or hand sanitiser

- sneezing and coughing into our elbows or a tissue

- staying home if we are feeling unwell

- calling the GP & getting tested if we have cold or flu symptoms

You can find more information about wearing face masks at the Department of Health and Human Services website here.

So, it seems that wearing a mask in public is about to become the norm for all of us in the coming months and possibly even years.

If you haven't already purchased a face mask, here's a list of places who are selling them. Please note - some are currently sold out but I'm including them in the list as I'm sure they will get more stock at some stage.


Disposable Surgical and N95 Face Masks:

- Chemist Warehouse (from $12.99 for 10 pack - $59.95 for a 50 pack): https://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/shop-online/4713/face-mask

- Officeworks (from $4.95 single mask to $485 for 500 pack!): https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/c/workplace-supplies/workplace-safety-equipment/personal-protective-equipment--ppe-/safety-masks-respirators/disposable-masks

- Bunnings. ($10 for a pack of 10): https://www.bunnings.com.au/10pk-disposable-face-mask-sojo_p0186429

- Kmart ($10 for 10): https://www.kmart.com.au/product/10-pack-disposable-facemask-with-earloop/3008827

- Lincraft ($50 for 50): https://www.lincraft.com.au/sullivans-3-ply-face-masks-50pc

- Kogan ($39.95 for 50 pack to $69.95 for 100): https://www.kogan.com/au/shop/health-beauty/disposable-face-masks/

- Harvey Norman ($68 for 50): https://www.harveynorman.com.au/disposable-3-layer-face-mask-50-pack.html

- Dick Smith (ranges from $14.95 for personal safety pack inc. 10 masks, family packs and 100 mask packs for $69.95): https://www.dicksmith.com.au/da/shop/health-beauty/disposable-face-masks/

-Clear Collective ($29.95 plus delivery): https://www.clearcollective.com.au/


Reusable Fabric/ Fashion Face Masks:

- Bonds ($9.95 for one or $24.95 3 pack plus delivery): https://www.bonds.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=face%20mask

- Cotton On ($9.95 for one plus delivery): https://cottonon.com/AU/foundation-face-mask/9630171-06.html or https://cottonon.com/AU/search/?q=face mask &lang=en_AU

- Culture Kings (from $19.95 - 29.95 plus delivery): https://www.culturekings.com.au/collections/face-masks

- The Eco Mask (on sale for $15 plus delivery): https://www.theecomask.com/

- SisterWorks ($18 plus delivery): https://sisterworks.org.au/?s=mask

- Etsy (prices vary plus delivery - note some sellers are US based so your mask may take some time to arrive): https://www.etsy.com/au/

- Hey Reflecto ($29 plus delivery): https://www.heyreflecto.com.au/reflective-face-masks

- Ford Millinery ($24.95 plus delivery): https://fordmillinery.com.au/product/masks-4-mates/

- Dangerfield ($12 plus delivery): https://shop.dangerfield.com.au/all/accessories/face-masks.html

- The Social Studio ($12 plus delivery): https://tssmedicalscrubs.myshopify.com/products/reusable-face-mask?variant=35012186243233

- Everlane ($37 for 5 masks delivery): https://www.everlane.com/products/unisex-human-mask-5-tie-dye?collection=womens-all-accessories

- Re/Done ($41 delivery): https://shopredone.com/collections/upcycled-mask/products/jersey-too-close-mask-black?variant=32058985480227

- Reformation ($42 for 5 masks): https://www.thereformation.com/products/5-masks

- Honest Studios ($25 for one plus delivery): https://honeststudios.com.au/collections/face-masks/products/fabric-masks

- Revolve (ranges from $22.19 for one or $34.87 for a 3 pack delivery): https://www.revolveclothing.com.au/r/Search.jsp?search=face mask&d=Womens

- Madewell ($31.13 plus delivery - comes from US): https://www.madewell.com/womens/accessories/masks?intcmp=search_redirect_mask

- Tanya Taylor/ Shopbop ($50.43 plus delivery): https://www.shopbop.com/face-coverings-pack-tanya-taylor/vp/v=1/1557677339.htm

- K-Lee ($20 plus delivery): https://kleedesigns.com.au/collections/face-masks/products/australian-made-bamboo-face-mask

- ASOS ($24 plus delivery): https://www.asos.com/au/search/?q=face mask

- Topman: https://www.topman.com/search/?q=face mask
Adidas ($12 for 3 plus delivery): https://www.adidas.com.au/face-covers-m-l-3-pack/H08837.html

- Second Stitch ($18 plus delivery): https://www.secondstitch.org.au/product-page/fabric-face-mask

- Kuwaii ($19 plus delivery): https://www.instagram.com/p/CCnMX2RBRlG/

- Clear Collective ($44.9549.95 plus delivery): https://www.clearcollective.com.au/collections/reusable-masks

- CV Tattoos ($10 plus delivery): https://cvhtattoos.bigcartel.com/product/have-it-all-face-masks

- Monster Threads ($12.95 plus delivery): https://monsterthreads.com.au/collections/cloth-face-masks

- The Social Outfit ($27 plus delivery): https://thesocialoutfit.org/products/tso29facmsk

- Etheq ($27.20 plus delivery): https://www.etheq.com/masks

- Melbourne Mask Co ($19.99 plus delivery): https://melbournemask.co/

- Christian Kimber ($28 - 29 plus delivery): https://christiankimber.com/collections/whats-new

- Par Moi ($25 plus delivery - free in AU): https://par-moi.com/collections/masks

- enolan ($25 plus delivery): https://enolan.com.au/products/fabulous-face-masks

- Yarli Creative ($35 plus delivery): https://yarlicreative.com.au/collections/protective-masks/products/yarli-creative-protective-triple-layer-washable-masks

- Bits of Australia ($15.95 plus delivery): https://www.bitsofaustralia.com.au/search?q=fabric%20face%20mask*

- Breathe Easy Australia ($39.95 plus delivery): https://breatheeasyau.com.au/

- Merino Country ($30 plus delivery): https://www.merinocountry.com/products/733-merino-face-mask

- Rudi Patootie (kids masks $15.95 plus delivery): https://rudipatootie.com.au/collections/face-masks


I have just picked up some disposable masks from Chemist Warehouse and this dragonfly print fabric mask from Etsy. But with so many pretty masks now available, I might have to pick up another fabric one or two...

Dragonfly fabric face mask - ETSY
Dragonfly fabric face mask - ETSY


Wearing your mask correctly - over your mouth, nose and chin - is important, so please take some time to check out this info from the World Health Organisation (WHO): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

How to wear a fabric face mask
How to wear a face mask


How to wear a face mask
How to wear a medical face mask



Finally, there's a lot of speculation, fear-mongering and rumours going around especially on social media and sometimes in the news - so, make sure you seek out the latest advice and info from credible and reputable sources and experts such as the Australian Department of Health here.

I'll update this list as and when I come across more - please feel free to comment below with any additional suggestions or questions.

Stay home, stay safe, and let's work together to beat this virus and save lives!

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You can buy the face masks (Australia Melbourne stock) here:https://www.wricording.com/
by bruce (score: 0|3) 17 days ago
Great research and summary. Thank you. I heard that we should only wear either N95 masks, or masks with 3 layers of thin fabric. Do you know the best place to get N95?
by Night Writer (score: 0|9) 23 days ago
Great post! Thanks for all the research and information!
by spiri0 (score: 1|10) 21 days ago
Here's another disposable N95 mask option:

- PPE Select ($57 for 10 plus delivery):https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PPE-Select-Disposable-KN95-Foldable-Comfortable-10-Pack/193584523205?hash=item2d128967c5:g:wtAAAOSwNZRfFbKw
by Mia Ferreira (score: 1|54) 14 days ago
Some affordable designer fabric masks - back in stock soon:
- Gorman ($12 plus delivery):https://www.gormanshop.com.au/shop/accessories/face-masks.html
- Spell ($6.95 plus delivery):https://aus.spell.co/collections/new-arrivals/products/renew-mask-multi?fbclid=IwAR2PPOYNoXGvoE57pVAaZ9UgZygwzDeC_iiz7yVL2sRT27KMw5Dm2XpkOO8
by Mia Ferreira (score: 1|54) 15 days ago
And here some more Fabric masks:

- Redbubble ($15.88 plus delivery):https://www.redbubble.com/shop/masks?ref=home-primary-pathways
- Society 6 ($13.59 plus delivery):https://society6.com/collection/face-masks
- Reiss ($20 plus delivery):https://www.reiss.com/au/p/reusable-4-layered-fabric-face-mask-womens-mask-in-navy-blue/
-Biome ($25 plus delivery):https://www.biome.com.au/module/ambjolisearch/jolisearch?search_query=cloth+face+mask

And to make your own:
- Lincraft (costs will vary):https://www.lincraft.com.au/a730-face-mask or download the PDF here -https://cdn.lincraft.com.au/media/productattachment/0/42319/A730FaceMask.pdf
by Mia Ferreira (score: 1|54) 16 days ago
Here are some more fabric mask suppliers to try:

- Hannah Mask ($17.95 plus deliver):https://hannahpad.com.au/collections/hannahmask?fbclid=IwAR1fgvWHb1dHnWHClTvSgvRwxJCyQ4QehbczszxhHv7sJ8-VP5WCYh12G6E
- Buundarra ($24.95 plus delivery):https://www.bundarra.org/search?q=mask&type=product
- Bhumi Organic Cotton ($39 plus delivery):https://bhumi.com.au/search?q=face+mask
- Koala Mask ($27.80 plus delivery):https://www.koalamask.com.au/
by Mia Ferreira (score: 1|54) 3 days ago
There are patterns available for fabric masks of 3 layers. Home made ones can be bought locally. Look in shops and hairdressers.
by junea (score: 1|86) 21 days ago
Came across a few more:
- East Coast Face Masks ($25.00 plus delivery):https://www.eastcoastfacemasks.com.au/shop
- NMBQ ($30 plus delivery):https://nmbq.com.au/collections/reusable-masks
- Suki McMaster ($17.95 plus delivery):https://sukimcmaster.com/
by Mia Ferreira (score: 1|54) 17 days ago
Reusable Protective Form-Fitting Face Mask
To buy - Visit https://medicservon.com
by sales (score: 0|2) 2 days ago
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