Bunnings Is Increasing the Price of Its Sausage Sizzles for the First Time in 15 Years

The beloved snags, part of every hardware shopper's weekend ritual, will increase to $3.50 — raising more money for community groups.
Sarah Ward
Published on July 13, 2022

Ever convinced yourself that you needed something from Bunnings on a Saturday morning just so that you could down a snag in bread? If you answered no to that question, we don't quite believe you. The hardware chain's sausage sizzles are a beloved Australian weekend ritual, and we all missed them when they were put on hiatus during lockdowns. Come Saturday, July 23, however, they'll cost an extra $1.

The price increase marks the first change in 15 years, and will see snags in bread go up from $2.50 to $3.50. And if you're quick to blame inflation, you're right, but it's worth remembering that the whole point of the sausage sizzles is to raise money for community groups.

With the price of just about everything going up over the past few months, the community groups, not-for-profit organisations and charities that host the weekend barbecues have asked Bunnings to up the price so that their fundraising activities aren't impacted. When sausages, bread, onions, sauce and oil costs more for them to buy, that's less cash they're making after those snags have been sizzled, then sold to hardware-shopping customers.

The entire price increase — the whole price for each snag, in fact — still goes directly to the community group running the barbie. So, while you'll be out an extra dollar, you'll also still be doing an ace deed.

Drinks will remain $1.50, which means that you can grab a bite and a beverage for a fiver.

On average, each Bunnings sausage sizzle brings in around $800–900, with more than 155,000 held at Bunnings outlets across Australia in the past five years alone — raising more than $140 million in that period.

Bunnings' sausage sizzle prices will increase to $3.50 per snag from Saturday, July 23. For more information about the hardware chain, head to its website.

Published on July 13, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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