Amazon will expand its infrastructure footprint with the opening of a fulfilment centre in Perth to enhance the customer experience on the West Coast of Australia and speed up delivery across the state. The facility will be located in the Perth Airport Business Precinct and is scheduled to begin operations in late 2019.

Amazon opened its first fulfilment centre in Australia in Dandenong South, Melbourne in December 2017, followed by a second fulfilment centre in Moorebank, Sydney in August 2018.

Amazon Australia director operations, Craig Fuller said the expansion represents the investment and development of the company’s growth strategy in Australia, following a steady and progressive increase in customer demand.

“This new facility builds on the capabilities of our first two fulfilment centres in Melbourne and Sydney, allowing us to continue to fulfil our commitment to fast and reliable deliveries for customers across the country. We strongly believe that this further investment will benefit both customers and the local economy and give Western Australian (WA) customers quicker delivery of high demand items.”

City of Belmont Mayor Cr Phil Marks said, “We are excited that Amazon has chosen the City of Belmont as the location for their first fulfilment centre in Western Australia. This is a win for our local economy. We look forward to Amazon’s contribution to local jobs close to where they live and working with Amazon as a partner in the local community.”