Dairy company brings back its iconic Australian ‘milkman’ delivery service to help cope with demand during the coronavirus crisis
- Australia’s iconic dairy company Brownes Dairy has revived its milkman service
- The company will now offer fresh milk to homes around Western Australia
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Australia’s oldest dairy brand Brownes Dairy has revived its iconic ‘milkman’ service to help cope with the high demand amid coronavirus pandemic.
The company, established in 1886, will now deliver fresh milk directly to homes around Western Australia for those who don’t have access to essential items during the social isolation.
‘In this difficult time for all of us with the ongoing and devastating impact of COVID-19, it is now more important than ever that we support each other as a community wherever (and however) we can,’ the brand said.
‘With panic buying prevalent, and staying at home becoming a necessity, we know that a lot of families have been struggling to get even their basic groceries.
‘That is why we have revived an iconic piece of WA history: the Brownes Dairy Milko.’
Australia’s oldest dairy company Brownes Dairy has revived its iconic ‘milkman’ service to help cope with the high demand amid coronavirus pandemic
Customers can place a minimum order of $10 by 7pm via the website – and the Brownes Dairy products will be delivered right to your door the following day.
‘A lot of you have asked us for this for a long time, so we hope we can deliver, and we look forward to reliving this piece of WA history with all of you, and helping in this small way,’ it said.
‘We’ve been looking after the WA community for over 130 years, and we aren’t about to stop now.’
To ensure safe social distancing during delivery, customers are advised to leave a laundry basket outside their door so the Milko can place the order inside.
Residents would be notified their estimated arrival time and the company will advise them when they can come out to collect it.
‘This is to protect both you and our Milkos,’ Brownes said.
‘Your safety and that of our drivers is our priority so we have introduced some important measures for our mutual protection.’
The company, established in 1886, will now deliver fresh milk directly to homes around Western Australia for those who don’t have access to essential items during the social isolation
Since launching the home service earlier this week, the company confirmed it has exceeded its capacity for deliveries for the rest of the week – but reassured customers to check the website for updates.
‘We have been overwhelmed by the response from all of you in the last 24 hours. Unfortunately we’ve exceeded our capacity for deliveries this week. Please stay tuned and we will update you as soon as we can,’ the company said.
‘This is a trial. We have limited capacity for this, so please bear with us as we learn and grow. We are doing our best to help in this time of need.’
For more details, visit the website.