Woolworths Opens New Toowong Site After 5 Years

A new Woolworths site has finally opened at the Toowong Village on Sherwood Rd five years after the supermarket chain closed its stand-alone outlet on the opposite side of the road. 

The 4,000-sqm location, which officially welcomed shoppers on the 7th of December 2022, offers the full line and will have about 100 staff members to assist the customers. It’s the first new supermarket to open in Brisbane’s inner west after more than a decade.

In 2017, the old Woolworths opposite Toowong Village, which had been one of the very first supermarkets in the precinct, had to permanently close as the property was up for redevelopment as a multi-level residential and commercial centre.

Toowong Village, which recently revamped its retail lineup, has Coles on the ground floor and just welcomed The Source, a grocery store for bulk purchases. The shopping centre has two Asian supermarkets as well, Hanamart and Fresco. 

For the first time in 36 years, Toowong Village also upgraded its travelators and glass lifts to improve accessibility, especially for its senior customers.

The refurbishments and update come as Coles is also in the midst of an inner west expansion with Coles Local in Taringa and plans lodged for Bardon and Milton.

Woolworths Toowong
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Woolworths Toowong has taken over the space formerly occupied by David Jones at the gallery level of the shopping centre. 

The supermarket includes a new onsite bakery that serves freshly-baked bread, gourmet pastries and bespoke cakes. The outlet also features a large deli section and a sushi bar from Sushi Izu.

Woolworths Toowong is open as early as 7:00 a.m. amidst the Christmas rush. Incidentally during this holiday season, Toowong Village is offering ticketless free parking for the first three hours effective the 1st of December 2022. 

Absolutely incredible, words cannot describe how delighted I am for Woolworths to bless me with it’s presence, I have been counting down the days and staying up all night in anticipation for the opening. And Woolworths has delivered above and beyond, absolutely pogchamp, to say the least.


Beautifully presented store with really fresh produce and friendly staff. Smaller floor area than Woolworths Indooroopilly yet surprisingly had items I can’t find at Indro. Makes the Coles downstairs look like a Bi-Lo (sorry Coles!)


I have been looking forward to this Woolworths since it was announced. So excited to see it finally open and be just as good as I imagined. Very well presented store that I will be going to everytime I need groceries.


Toowong Village Revamps Its Retail Line Up

Big changes are happening as Toowong Village adds new stores to its retail offerings during its ongoing refurbishment. Shoppers can now expect to see Woolworths, TK Maxx, and Fresco Supermarket, to name a few, open on or before 2022 ends.

 Hanaromart Toowong
Hanaromart Toowong | Photo Credit: Hanaromart / hanaromartonline.com

Asian grocery store, Hanaromart is now open on the ground level in the food court whilst another Asian supermarket, Fresco, is set to open its doors in late 2022. The 4,000-sqm Woolworths and TK Maxx are coming to the centre later this year as well.

“We are welcoming Woolworths, TK Maxx, two international supermarkets and a strong mix of specialty retailers. This will complement the already strong performing Coles, bespoke fresh food precinct, and the intimate village atmosphere,” Retail First, which manages the centre said.

Owners YFG Shopping Centres announced that the shake-up in Toowong Village’s retail lineup comes as the centre undergoes a redevelopment. At the Ground level, the lift at its Sherwood Road entry has been upgraded servicing B1 and Level 2 and will provide street access to Gallery Level once Woolworths, which will replace David Jones, opens in late 2022.

Gallery Level will be transformed into a new Fresh Food and Lifestyle precinct which is set to open in late November this year. ANZ will likewise open on the Gallery Level next to Bed Bath N’ Table in late September whilst Juniper & Co will relocate from Level 1.

Toowong Village will remain open during its redevelopment whilst keeping disruption to a minimum.

New Specialty Fresh Food Hub Coming To Toowong When Woolies Opens In 2022

Toowong will get a new specialty fresh food hub after Woolworths announced plans to open for trade at the Toowong Village starting in late 2022.

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Woolworths agreed to enter into a 10-year lease at Toowong Village and will operate at the Gallery level of the shopping centre, occupying more than 4,000 sqm for its fresh food hub. Fresco Asian Supermarket will team up with Woolies on Level 1, where site works are already underway.

Retail First, the company that manages Woolworths in Toowong, said that this has been welcome news for traditional Woolworths’ shoppers in the Toowong catchment, and positions Toowong Village as a specialty and fresh food hub. 

Woolworths’ leasing team is reaching out to enhance the food offering for the centre. Retail First Managing Director, Steven Bridges said exciting leasing opportunities are available now for food retail and fresh food options, and their leasing team would be keen to chat about what Toowong Village can offer. 

“The changes enable Toowong Village to progress in line with customer expectations, together with the suburb’s growth in high density living, the planned Town Centre mixed-use development opposite Toowong Village, and the Council’s proposed Green Bridge from West End,” Mr Bridges said. 

“We recently conducted customer surveys and paid close attention to what our customers would like to see in the shopping centre.  David Jones relinquishing the current lease has created an opportunity for us to strengthen our grocery offer and meet the needs of the community,” Mr Bridges said.

According to Mr Bridges, the residual space on Level 1 has had strong interest from large footprint retailers, and that Retail First will make further announcements once negotiations are finalised.

Toowong Village will remain open during the changes and all efforts will be made to ensure disruption to shoppers and current retailers is kept to a minimum.