Accessibility

Outback Stores work with a number of key partners to ensure fresh fruit and vegetables and kitchen staples are not only affordable but available year-round.

Making fresh food accessible in the outback

Ensuring that a wide range of nutritious and affordable grocery items are consistently available is one of our cornerstone objectives.

We work with some of the most remote communities in Australia, with most of them being hundreds of kilometres away from the closest regional centre. The community store is generally the only way to access food and basic necessities.

Ensuring communities have access to fresh and affordable food presents many challenges, such as long distance and perishability of produce, as well as extreme weather conditions like heat, drought, cyclones and rainfall. It is not uncommon for stores to be inaccessible by road for weeks or months at times. Stock is sometimes flown in by light plane or chopper.

Regardless, all stores receive their fresh fruit and vegetables freight free, meaning that prices are comparable with major centres and larger supermarkets.