Amazon announced today that its second fulfilment centre, located in Moorebank, South West Sydney has opened its doors. The new centre was built to continue growing product selection and will be an important part of the company’s Australian fulfilment network providing faster shipping to even more customers, according to Amazon.
“This is an exciting milestone for Amazon in Australia. The Sydney facility in Moorebank will help Amazon ensure that customers enjoy fast and reliable delivery across more areas of the country,” said Robert Bruce, Amazon Director of Operations. “The new Sydney centre builds on the capabilities of our first fulfilment centre in Dandenong South in Victoria, and expands our ability to service the growing customer demand.”
According to the company, The Sydney fulfilment centre will bring new jobs to the local economy and provide the thousands of small- and medium-sized Australian businesses who use Fulfilment By Amazon (FBA) on amazon.com.au with an opportunity to more easily access millions of customers across the country. Sellers using FBA will automatically have their products eligible for Prime, Amazon’s newly launched paid subscription service that provides customers with benefits such as free two-day business delivery, entertainment, and access to members-only deals events, such as Prime Day.
Liverpool Mayor, Wendy Waller, said, “It is great to welcome the Amazon fulfilment centre now it has opened its doors in Moorebank. We have seen such a positive response from our local community since Amazon announced it was coming. We look forward to having good jobs for people close to where they live and working with Amazon as a partner in the local community. We expect the Sydney fulfilment centre will become a key logistics hub thanks to its strategic position in South West Sydney.”
The fulfilment centre has a 43,000 square metre footprint — approximately six football fields — and its location provides easy access to the M5 motorway, Sydney airport and ports.