There are a lot of options for buying alcohol in Australia in the modern world. Bottle shops seem to be everywhere and you can even purchase alcohol on the internet these days. This post is going to be taking a closer look at ordering your alcohol supplies online, how to do it and what type of alcohol you should purchase on the internet.

Can You Buy Alcohol Online In Australia?

If you’ve been wondering if it’s possible, or even legal, then the answer is yes to both of those questions. Another relevant question you might be asking is this one: Can you order alcohol online to be delivered?

Once more, the answer is yes, you can have that alcohol delivered to your home or business address.

Naturally, in order to be able to place an order and complete a purchase in an online liquor store, you’ll need to be old enough (18 or over) to be legally allowed to purchase alcohol products. Depending on the site, you may have to prove you’re of legal age before you can make a purchase. Other websites will simply have it written in their legal agreement, something to the effect that you are agreeing that you’re above the legal age if you use the website, and by using the website you are accepting the terms and conditions.

If you are underage, don’t break the law. Just stay off the page. 

Why Buy Alcohol Online?

One of the main reasons anyone wants to order alcohol online is for convenience. Rather than having to actually go to a liquor store, you can simply peruse the selection online from your favourite retailer, place your order and have it delivered to your address at a time that suits you.

It’s also handy to be able to order more liquor if you’ve got a party underway, you run out of alcohol and everybody at the party is over the legal driving limit. This means you can get your stocks topped up even if nobody can go to a bottle shop.

Shopping and ordering alcohol online can also save you a little bit of money in the sense that you don’t have to travel anywhere and it definitely saves you time. 

How To Purchase Liquor On the Internet

The process will likely vary slightly between different online retailers. If it’s a liquor store that has real world shops as well as an online store, then you may be presented with two options. The first being, you can place your order and pay for it online, have the order prepared at your nearest offline store, then simply go into the store and pick up your order. It’s a bit like ordering takeaway food.

The second option and the option you’ll be presented with when dealing with an online-only liquor store, is to make your purchase and have it home delivered.

When it comes to online alcohol delivery, Australia is offering up more and more options all the time. It’s more a matter of discovering what options for online ordering, pickup and home delivery are available in your area. You can quite easily find this out with an online search. 

What Alcohol Should You Order Online?

You can order nearly anything you could ever want online, depending on which alcoholic products each particular online retailer stocks. Some online liquor stores offer a broader selection of products than others. Just browse their website to see what they have to offer.

There are no rules or restrictions regarding the type of alcohol you could (or should) order online in Australia. It really just depends on what you want and what you need.

As mentioned earlier in the article, if you’re having a party and run out of beer, for example, and no one can drive to a bottle shop because they’ve been drinking, ordering more beer stocks from an online retailer with a home delivery service is a fantastic and convenient option to have available.

The Takeaway

So long as you’re at least 18 years old and there is an online retailer of alcoholic products in your location, you can order your liquor supplies online, if that suits you better than having to travel to a bottle shop.