The Easter weekend is fast approaching and for many this presents the chance to unwind and spend time with friends and family.
This long weekend is also a time where business owners and their workers take their time off, meaning closed store doors during the four-day period.
If you’re in need of some last-minute shopping, we have you covered with key opening hours across the country.
What is open on Good Friday?
Good Friday is a national public holiday and recognized as a “restricted trading day”.
This means that some major retailers and venues may be open, but expect the large majority of them to be closed.
Bottle shops are closed on Good Friday.
Major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, and Aldi will be closed on Easter Friday across NSW, ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, and Queensland.
The vast majority of Coles stores in South Australia will be shut with just the Mount Barker and Victor Harbor stores to open from 8am until 8pm.
In Western Australia, the following Coles stores will be open from 8am till 8pm: Vasse, Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River, Eaton Fair and Busselton Central.
In Victoria, Doncaster Westfield and Airport West Westfield open from 9am till 9pm.
The Booragoon Westfield in Western Australia will also be open on Good Friday from 9:30AM till 5:30PM.
Although shopping centers may be open to shoppers, individual stores may operate on their own hours and not be in business during the long weekend.
What is open on Easter Saturday?
On Easter Saturday business is back on with the vast majority of stores opening their doors to their usual trading hours.
All major supermarkets and shops will be open with regular trading hours. This includes all Westfield shopping centers, Woolworths, and Aldi stores.
All Coles stores across the Northern Territory will be open from 8AM to 8PM instead of the usual 6AM to 10PM hours.
Stores in Alice Springs will be open from 9AM to 9PM.
These hours will be in place for the whole duration of the long weekend.
What is open on Easter Sunday?
Easter Sunday will see each state enforce their own rules regarding trading hours and openings.
All Woolworths stores will open with standard trading hours in Victoria, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania. The Moama store in Victoria and Esperance store in WA, however, will be closed until Tuesday (19/04).
In NSW and the ACT, most Woolworths supermarkets will be closed along with South Australian stores in Adelaide and Millicent.
The Woolworths in Rundle Mall and regional South Australian stores will be open.
All Queensland Woolworths stores are to be open except for the following: Ayr, Blackwater, Bowen, Charters Towers, Childers, Chinchilla, Kingaroy, Mission Beach, Mt Isa, Pittsworth, Proserpine, Roma, Weipa.
Similarly, Coles supermarkets in Victoria, ACT, NT, Tasmania, and WA will remain open with reduced trading hours.
In New South Wales and South Australia Coles stores will be closed.
The Croydon North and Little Knox Coles stores in Victoria will also be closed on Easter Sunday.
In South Australia, all Adelaide Coles metro stores will be closed. CBD stores will open from 11am to 5pm and regional stores will be open from 8am till 8pm.
Westfield shopping centers in NSW will be closed on Easter Sunday, but the centers in Victoria, SA, WA, QLD, and ACT will be open to the public.
What is open on Easter Monday?
Easter Monday will see most businesses in full operation.
With most regular retailers such as Kmart and Target being back to their regular business hours, you can also expect individual retailers to be open as well.
Woolworths stores in every state will be open with regular trading hours, except for the Millicent store in SA, and Esperance and Katanning in WA.
In Queensland, all Woolworths stores are open for regular hours except for Ayr, Blackwater, Bowen, Charters Towers, Childers, Chinchilla, Kingaroy, Mission Beach, Mount Isa, Pittsworth, Proserpine, Roma, and Weipa.
In Perth, Coles supermarkets will be open with reduced trading from 8am until 5pm, while operating hours at regional stores vary.
Adelaide stores will close early at 5pm in the CBD and metro areas. The Melton West Coles store in Victoria will not be open for business on Easter Monday.
The provided trading hours and information are subject to change according to individual stores. We highly encourage readers to check the operating hours of their local stores online before making the venture.