Supermarket shoppers have been given a new weapon in the fight for toilet paper.

A new app called ‘Toilet Paper Near Me’ allows consumers to easily see which supermarkets currently have toilet paper in stock.

“As panic buying continues, we’re trying to keep consumers calm,” says Coles’ CEO Rich French. “Many people are visiting multiple retailers and still coming away empty handed.”

Australia’s three major grocery chains Coles, Woolworths and IGA have joined forces to develop the app.

“We’re compiling our toilet paper inventory data so shoppers can find stock after one simple search,” says Woolworths CEO Phil Ridges.

“The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple app store.”

It’s understood German supermarket chain Aldi chose not to take part in the initiative.