New Research: How COVID-19 has impacted food availability
and access in South West Western Australia

Get involved in a new South West project to understand how COVID-19 is impacting our food availability and access.

The Edith Cowan University research includes a community survey which aims to understand how COVID-19 might have changed the food that community members have bought and consumed, their opinion on how food availability and access has been impacted and their perceptions of locally grown food.

Anyone aged 18 years and over and who lives in the South West can complete the community survey, which can be accessed here

We are also conducting interviews with people working in food supply, such as farmers, wholesalers, retailers, hospitality staff, people working in childcare, aged care or food relief staff/volunteers. The interviews aim to understand how COVID-19 has impacted South West WA food supply, opinions of changes to consumer food purchasing behaviour, any innovative examples of how food businesses have changed the way they operate that people have seen, opportunities and aspirations for a post-COVID-19 food supply.

People working in food supply who would like further information about interviews, or to get involved, can email Dr Stephanie Godrich from Edith Cowan University South West Campus at