Ted's Cameras stores will reopen June 1 after two months of lockdown

(Image credit: Ted's Cameras)

After having temporarily shut shop for a couple of months due to Australia's coronavirus lockdown rules, Ted's Cameras has announced that all its bricks-and-mortar stores will reopen again on June 1.

Australia's biggest camera retailer had to close its 19 physical stores on March 28 this year to help "flatten the curve". And now that the country is slowly emerging from lockdown, Ted's is set to reopen again – just in time for the busy EOFY shopping period.

While that's great news for photographers looking to buy new gear, health and safety protocols will be put in place to keep both staff and customers safe. As per Federal and State government requirements, there will be a limit to the total number of customers within each store to help maintain safe distancing.

Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed throughout the stores for everyone to use, and all payments will have to be contactless (via a credit or debit card).

It's good news for customers as those with existing kits can now go into a physical store to get their gear serviced or buy a new camera by trying it out first in-store – particularly since some travel restrictions have now been lifted.

And of course, you can continue to browse and shop online – and locate your nearest physical store – at the Ted's Cameras website

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

In addition to looking after they day-to-day functioning of Digital Camera World in Australia, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar as well, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under. Her passion for photography started when she was wandering the wilds of India studying monkeys (yes, life took a sharp turn somewhere along the way) and is entirely self-taught. That puts her in the unique position of understanding what a beginner or enthusiast is looking for in a camera or lens, and writes to help those like her on their path to developing their skills or finding the best gear. While she experiments with quite a few genres of photography, her main area of interest is nature photography – wildlife, landscapes and macro. She still prefers an optical viewfinder but is utterly fascinated with what mirrorless technology has been able to achieve. 

With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 

She’s also a skilled stargazer, always eager to share astrophotography tips such as photographing the blood moon without even using a tripod!