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Wholesale Plastic Bags - Buy Plastic Bags in Bulk and Save!

Looking to buy plastic bags? Need them at wholesale prices? QIS Packaging is the online store for you.


Frequently Asked Question

What is the difference between polypropylene bags and polythene bags?

Polypropylene and polythene (short for polyethylene) are both plastic materials, but with slightly different properties. Polythene has a cloudier, more "translucent" appearance, while polypropylene is much clearer; almost completely transparent. For this reason, polythene bags are an excellent choice when it comes to light sensitive products, while polypropylene bags would be great in situations where you clearly need to see what's inside the bag, such as product display bags. Polypropylene also has a higher melt point than polythene, which makes polypropylene the optimum choice for bags that need to be heat-sealed (FYI, if you are looking for heat sealers, we sell them too!).

What does LDPE stand for? Why is it different to MDPE and HDPE?

LDPE stands for Low Density Polyethylene. Similarly, MDPE stands for Medium Density Polyethylene and HDPE stands for High Density Polyethylene. The key difference between these three materials is right there in the name: the density. An LDPE bag will feel soft and usually look smoother, with a slight glossy or shiny feel. HDPE on the other hand is a stronger, more "crinkly" material, and is typically seen in plastic checkout bags. MDPE lies somewhere in the middle. Our reusable heavy-duty plastic bags are available in LDPE, MDPE and HDPE, so there is plenty of choice available when it comes to these bags. Our plastic polythene bags are also made from LDPE plastic.

How do I qualify for wholesale prices?

QIS already has quantity breaks in place to allow for people who are genuine re-sellers/big buyers to get better prices. If you are ordering a much larger quantity than our largest quantity break, give us a call on 1800 555 343 or fill out a custom enquiry and we can do up a quote for you.

Do you offer printed plastic bags?

We sure do! You can get your logo or artwork express printed on our heavy duty plastic bags and plastic courier bags, simply choose a size and fill out the enquiry form and we'll get a quote to you in 1-2 business days. For other types of printed plastic bags (e.g. printed polythene, polypropylene bags, ziplock bags etc.), make sure you fill out a custom enquiry form as we will need to get these bags specially manufactured.

Where can I find a pricelist?

You can download a full pricelist here.

We have a variety of options when it comes to wholesale plastic bags, including:

All of our plastic bags have volume discounts available - the more you buy, the more you save!

If you would like to get in contact about much larger orders (significantly more than our quantity breaks) or would like to discuss custom manufacturing, please do not hesitate to call us on 1800 555 343.

Otherwise, scroll down to check out some of our most popular categories of wholesale plastic bags, as well as some useufl FAQs and testimonials from customers just like you.

Ordering online is simple and delivery is super fast!

Additional Questions Answered

What's the deal with the plastic bag ban/s? Which bags can I still buy?

All of the states and territories, with the exception of New South Wales and Victoria, have introduced bans retailers giving customers lightweight plastic shopping (checkout) bags, with Victoria set to introduce a ban in 2019.

The exact thickness varies slightly from state - in Queensland, ACT, Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania the ban applies to plastic shopping bags less than 35µm, while in Western Australia the ban applies to plastic shopping bags 35µm and under. For the categories we listed above in the top section, here is the relevant information in regards to the ban:

  • Heavy-duty plastic bags with handles: these bags are thicker than standard shopping bags (40-50µm+) and hence are safe for the ban and can be reused by your customers.
  • Garbage bin liners: as these bags are designed for a specific purpose, i.e. lining bins, you can still sell them to your customers. However, you cannot substitute shopping bags for bin liners - you can only use them for their intended purpose.
  • Plastic polythene bags: these bags are not "shopping bags"; they are typically used for food or materials packaging, so they are fine under the ban.
  • Plastic polypropylene bags: again, these bags are not "shopping bags"; they are typically used for food or materials packaging, or displaying products, so they are fine under the ban.
  • Plastic ziplock bags: not used as shopping bags (and in any case, their primary purpose is to be reused); these bags are fine
  • Plastic courier bags: these would not be used at a physical retail store, courier bags are used to send parcels and e-commerce products - not under ban
  • Ice bags: as they serve a specific purpose, i.e. keeping the ice together in a bag, ice bags are fine
  • The same would apply to bread bags and barrier (fruit & veg) bags
  • BOPP peel and seal bags: similar to polypropylene bags, as these bags are used to display products rather than at the checkout, they are still able to be used
  • Cellophane bags: cellophane is made from cellulose, a plant material, not plastic.

We also have a small range of 35µm plastic shopping bags available. We only recommend these bags as an interim solution - there are of plenty of reusable options when it comes to shopping bags including heavy duty plastic bags, paper bags, calico bags and NWPP bags. The legislation may change in the future to account for the 35µm bags. These bags are not compliant with the Western Australia ban, but currently fit within the laws for the rest of Australia.

How long will my order take to arrive? How much does freight cost?

Delivery with QIS Packaging is really fast. You can check out a full list of freight times and costs here, but below is a quick summary for the capital cities (estimates only). We deliver Australia-wide!

  • Brisbane: 1-2 working days
  • Sydney: 2 working days
  • Melbourne: 2-3 working days
  • Adelaide: 5-6 working days
  • Perth: 7 working days
  • Hobart: 7-10 working days
  • Darwin: 7-14 working days

I'm not exactly sure if you've got what I need (I can't find it on your website), but I'm still interested in doing business with you - can you help me out?

Of course we can! We're happy to get on the phone and discuss whatever need it is that you want fulfilled. We do have the option to do special buy-in lines and custom manufacturing, and our friendly reception staff are great at answering whatever packaging questions you have. Just call us on 1800 555 343 and we can help you out!

Why choose QIS Packaging?

Let’s face it: packaging is BORING!

But that is exactly why your experiences with a packaging company should be stress-free.

After operating for 33 years, we know a thing or two about stress-free packaging.

Because at the end of the day, the core of our business isn’t actually packaging at all… it’s people!

We pride ourselves on the consistency of our delivery dates, our competitive quotes, the quality of our packaging… but most of all we pride ourselves on our understanding of people.

But don’t just take our word for it…

Testimonial: Ross Ferguson from Awesome Woody's


What some of our other customers think...

Simone Cresp 

"Delighted with the speedy service I received from QIS Packaging. Ordered and received (in Vic) within just a few working days. Thank you. You made what I thought was going to be a challenging task, very simple!"

- Facebook Review


John Hudson

"I was looking for quotes for 5,000 cellophane bags and QIS were the most competitive. But the reason I actually purchased from them (and will continue to), was the customer service is outstanding! Every query was responded to quickly and professionally. I was dealing with a local supplier, who made me feel like I was interrupting their day, but QIS were very friendly and helpful. And then my delivery arrived so quickly, which was great, as I was working to a timeline. Great service and great products and will be using them for various products and projects. Well done QIS!"

- Facebook Review

Wentworth Wharf BnB

"Responsive to order, info flow throughout the process. Quality products."

- Google Review
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