From Saturday July 23, you’ll have to hand over $3.50 instead of $2.50 for your Bunnings snag after the hardware retailer increased its sausage sizzle prices. Bunnings says this is the first price rise since 2007.

It puts the increase down to inflation amid calls by community groups, who host the Bunnings sausage sizzles, to raise the price. They say they've been struggling to cover the rising cost of sizzle ingredients, such as sausages, bread, onions, sauce, oil and drinks - especially in the past couple months.

Thirsty punters can relax though, drinks will remain $1.50.

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For more than 25 years, the weekend Bunnings sausage sizzle has been a way for grassroots community groups to raise funds, with every cent going directly to the community group running the barbie.

“Grassroots community groups are the backbone of our local communities, and this change has been made in response to direct feedback from more than 100 volunteer groups right across Australia who are seeing a lower fundraising opportunity," Bunnings group managing director, Mike Schneider, said in a statement.

“It’s been an incredibly difficult couple of years with the lack of fundraising opportunities and the pressure on community group services."