Shopping Service

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The Botany Bay City Council provides a weekly, fortnightly or monthly list shopping service for residents that have difficulty doing their own shopping. 

The service assists older residents, people with a disability or those suffering ill health. There is a small fee for participation in this program.


You can refer yourself or be referred by your doctor, hospital discharge planner, carer, family member or friend.  

Prior to receiving services one of our staff will arrange a home visit to assess your needs and eligibility for the program. If you meet all our guidelines, we will develop a care plan and provide you with further information about the cost and how the service works.

Once we have established a care plan, our staff will telephone you to take your shopping order, purchase the goods for you and deliver the items to your home. Payment of the shopping order is required at the time of delivery. Whilst the service is designed to provide local residents with goods available from local supermarkets, other shopping can be arranged if time and resources allow.

To meet our work, heath and safety requirements shopping orders are limited to approximately 6 bags.


The program is available to older residents aged 65 and over, people with disabilities or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents aged 55 years and over. The service is also available to the carers of these residents.

Contact: Aged Services Staff
Phone: 02 9669 4640