'As the situation around Coronavirus continues to develop, we want to ensure you have the most up to date information on product availability,' Coles said in a statement.
'The purchase of mince, pasta, flour, dry rice, paper towels, paper tissues and hand sanitisers is limited to 2 items per customer.'
Coles chief executive officer Steven Cain said they were committed to ensuring that all Australians - particularly the elderly - had access to food.
'As the situation around coronavirus continues to develop, we believe that everyone in the community should have access to their share of grocery items, particularly the elderly,' he said.
Coles restriction item checklist
Maximum two items per customer:
* Rice (dry)
* Paper towels
* Paper tissues
* Hand sanitisers