It’s getting to the point where we all should have at least one face mask on hand. It’s a social responsibility. With Melbourne going into mandatory use, searches for ‘face mask Australia’ have skyrocketed, and for good reason. It’s becoming harder and harder to find places you can buy face masks and protective masks. Whether you’re in need of the face mask Melbourne officials are legally enforcing you to wear, or you just want to keep yourself protected, a quality face covering has become a necessity rather than a wardrobe essential.
Well, it’s time to stop wondering where to buy face masks online. Below is our roundup of the best places you can buy face masks Australia wide, or international. Strap in, get your filters ready and prepare to be protected. There’s a helluva lot of selection, from camouflage face masks to cut face masks, we’ll tell you exactly where to buy your next pack.
Face Mask Basics
First of all, let’s go through the bare essentials. According to the CDC, a cloth face covering should fit both snugly and comfortably, secured with ties or ear loops, and include multiple layers of fabric (three layers is best), that allow breathing without restriction. We’d also recommend a waterproof outer layer for best results. Also, make sure they’re machine washable without causing damage.
It should be noted that N95 Filters are considered critical supplies, and are reserved for healthcare workers.
Where to Buy Face Masks Australia
It bears reminding that the number of people buying face masks at this time is unprecedented. Don’t be surprised if some of the masks on this list have already sold-out, however, that isn’t always the end of the line. Most face mask producers are updating their websites daily to keep consumers abreast of what is happening. Just because the mask says ‘sold out’ today, doesn’t mean they won’t be available tomorrow. It pays to check in daily. The other thing to mention is delivery times. It’s likely that due to the high demand, you might be waiting upwards of 4-5 days for your mask. Be prepared to wait.
Tips for face masks:
Three layers of fabric
Don’t microwave your face mask (seriously, people try it)
Only use a disposable face mask once
Remember, your face mask is only as effective as your hygiene and distancing
Here is a list of 33 places you can buy fack masks in Australia.
1. Culture Kings Face Masks
Never ones to miss out on a trend, Culture Kings has stocked up on a variety of face masks to make sure you’re safe and steezy.
Quantity: Variety Price: AUD$12 – $60 Material: Cotton & Neoprene
2. Everlane 100% Human Face Mask
When you buy an Everlane 100% Human face mask, not only are you doing the socially responsible thing, you’re also supporting the fight for human rights. The best part, these come in a pack of five and are machine washable. Get amongst it.
Quantity: five-pack Price: AUD$37 Material: Cotton
3. Bonds Face Mask
Socks and jocks veterans, Bonds, have changed lanes into the face mask game. The design is understated and trendy, coming in a simple block colours with no logos. They’re made from a machine washable cotton with adaptive cooling so you can breeze easy.
Quantity: single Price: Sold out but restocking soon Material: Cotton
4. Dangerfield Face Mask
These reusable masks come from alternative clothing store Dangerfield. Each mask features two layers with filter pocket adjustable ear straps and comes with 8 nano meltblown fabric filter replacements.
Quantity: single Price: AUD$12 Material: Cotton
5. Boohoo Modern Camo Print
Cheap as chips and highly stylish, these modern camo-print face masks offer some careful respite from the dreary world outside.
Quantity: 2-pack Price: AUD$10 Material: Polyester, elastane
6. Biome Nya Cloth Face Mask
This cloth face mask is made from two layers of organic cotton & hemp with an inner pocket for adding a filter.
Quantity: Individual Price: AUD$25 Material: Cotton, hemp
7. Casetify Reusable Cloth Mask
These reusable face masks are made with breathable cotton materials, washable, and fitted with a filter to help fight the spread of illness. You can also donate a mask if you’d like.
Quantity: Individual Price: USD$15 Material: Cotton
8. Crazy Sales Bulk Masks
You can buy face masks in bulk with this website. You can score a 40 pack of KN95 face masks or a single, whatever takes your fancy.
Quantity: Varied Price: AUD$30-$200 Material: Woven fabric
10. Etsy Black Protective Mask
Made from 100% linen, Etsy’s Black Protective Mask does exactly what it says on the box. Whilst not as safe as many of the others, it’s better than nothing.
Quantity: Single Price: AUD$14 Material: Linen
For probably some of the stylish face masks around you can’t go past Profound. With a huge range of masks that boast classic bandana patterns, they’re one way to stay safe and stylish.
Quantity: single Price: AUD$35 Material: Cotton
12. Brixton Face Masks
Upcycled from their own apparel, Brixton have put together a new series of face masks. Refocused, re-stitched and damn good looking, Brixton’s face masks are as stylish as they are safe.
Quantity: single Price: Sold out but restocking soon Material: Cotton
13. UA Sportsmask
Under Armour have responded to the pandemic by developing a face mask specifically designed for athletes. It’s breathable, has a cool feel and a comfortable fit. Doesn’t look to bad either.
Quantity: single Price: Sold out but restocking late August Material: Neoprene
We know Kathmandu for its excellent range of outdoor gear, but the brand is also offering some great face masks. This mask combines two yarn technologies that work together to reduce the build-up of moisture and heat.
Quantity: Variety Price: AUD$14.98 Material: Merino wool
15. Cotton On
These cotton face masks are tested to a KN90 standard and filter at least 90 per cent of airborne particles down t pm2.5. Cotton On’s release is also able to filter particles including general pathogens and air pollution.
Quantity: Variety Price: AUD$9.99 Material: Cotton
16. Bundarra Sport Communities Face Mask
While Bundarra Sport makes some incredible apparel, the brand’s biggest advantage is the promotion of Indigenous art. The label creates designs through collaboration with local artists, using its platform to share stories and support communities. This latest effort has seen Bundarra add a wealth of face masks to the site. Our favourite is this adjustable three-layer mask designed by Charlie Chambers (Jnr) is an Australian Aboriginal artist belonging to the Jarowair tribe from the Toowoomba, Dalby and Bunya mountain region. It comes with two filters and is made from a bamboo outer and two layers of soft cotton.
Quantity: Single Price: AUD$24.95 Material: Cotton, bamboo
17. AFM Filtering Face Mask
Australian made filtering face masks from AFM will protect you from allergens whilst still being breathable and washable. Made with three distinct layers, the face masks are the most comfortable around.
Quantity: Single Price: AUD$34.90 Material: Cotton & Neoprene
It’ll come at very little surprise that Amazon stocks a range of face masks, both reusable and disposable. You may have to trawl through a lot of stuff to find something you like, but it does come with Amazon’s quick delivery.
Quantity: Variety Price: AUD$10 – $80 Material: Cotton & Neoprene
19. My Medical Reusable Mask
This is a premium six-layer 3D face mask that covers your mouth and nose. it also has a 5-layer mesh filter and is available online, making it an easing place to buy face masks in Australia.
Quantity: Variety Price: AUD$14.99 Material: Cotton, polyester
20. Black Reflect’o
A double layer cotton mask with a soft lining and a Reflect’o piece on each cheek. This is one of the sleekiest face masks Australia has seen and a worthy addition to your COVID-fighting wardrobe.
Quantity: Variety Price: AUD$29 Material: Cotton
21. The Social Outfit B1-G1
Australian not-for-profit retailer and manufacturer The Social Outfit is offering this fashionable face mask in Australia. The reusable masks are made from remnant fabrics featuring the bright and beautiful prints from our collections. There are limitations on how many face masks can be produced each day, so if they are sold out, check in again the following day.
Quantity: Variety Price: AUD$27 Material: Cotton
22. Papinelle Silk Face Mask
While silk on its own might not be the best protection against a virus, this sleek face mask also has room for a filter. Ideal for those who have sensitive skin and aren’t planning on venturing outside for too long, this is one of the more interesting face masks Australia has seen.
Quantity: Variety Price: AUD$39.95 Material: Silk
23. Ford Millinery Masks 4 Mates
These reusable, 100 per cent cotton face masks are simple, effective and highly beneficial, for you and others. Five per cent of every sale goes to a charity in need.
Quantity: Variety Price: AUD$29.95 Material: Cotton
24. Goat Crew Big Bandana Face Mask
This bandana-inspired face mask offers protection and style, with even room to cover your mouth and nose.
Quantity: Variety Price: AUD$19.95 Material: Cotton