Your guide to Easter long weekend trading hours

Your guide to 2024 Easter long weekend trading hours

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Aussie families will be out and about for Easter this year, taking advantage of the long weekend and enjoying a break together. With many shops and stores closed over the Easter weekend, it can be useful to stock up on supplies – and a bucket load of Easter eggs – ahead of time. Here’s your guide to what’s open over the long weekend.

What are the Easter dates for 2024?

  • Good Friday: March 29, 2024
  • Easter Saturday: March 30, 2024
  • Easter Sunday: March 31, 2023
  • Easter Monday: April 1, 2023

Good Friday shopping hours

Good Friday is a national public holiday which means restricted trading hours apply.

  • Supermarkets including Coles, Woolworths, and ALDI will be closed on Good Friday nationwide, with the exception of select locations in South Australia and Western Australia.
  • Independent stores and shops in shopping centres will also be shut in most states and territories.
  • Most IGA stores are open over the entire Easter long weekend as normal days.

Bottle shops like BWS, Dan Murphy’s, Vintage Cellars and the like will all be closed on Good Friday, so be sure to stock your fridge by Thursday (March 28) if you want to enjoy a drink on the first day of the long weekend.

Easter Saturday shopping hours

Saturday is NOT a national public holiday, although Holy Saturday is a regional public holiday in some parts of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, and Victoria. Most retailers and shops nationwide will trade as normal from 9am until 5pm or later.

  • Most Woolworths and Coles stores will be open in all states as normal.
  • ALDI stores will be open regular hours. 
  • Most IGA stores will be open on Easter Saturday, although trading hours will vary between stores.

Restaurants, cafes and food outlets will also trade as normal on Saturday.

Woolworths store front

Easter Sunday shopping hours

Easter Sunday is a public holiday, but most specialty stores and retail shops will trade as normal from 10am until 4pm, depending on your location. Major supermarkets will be open according to usual holiday hours (9am until 6pm). Although, this could vary between states, so check your local store for details.

Woolworths Easter Sunday trading hours

Most stores in VIC, QLD, WA, SA, NT and TAS will be open – although opening hours may vary – while most stores in NSW and ACT will be closed.

Coles Easter Sunday trading hours

Stores in VIC, NSW, QLD, WA and NT will be open, with SA stores closed except for Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Adelaide Rundle Place, Whyalla, Murray Bridge Green, Mount Gambier, Victor Harbor and Mount Barker

ALDI Easter Sunday trading hours

All stores in VIC and WA will be open, with store opening hours varying in NSW, ACT, QLD and SA, with shoppers urged to check online via the ALDI Store Locator.

IGA Easter Sunday trading hours

Store opening hours will vary between locations and stores, as each IGA is independently owned. Select stores will be open Easter Sunday, with store details able to be found online.

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Easter Monday shopping hours

Easter Monday is also a public holiday, but most retail shops will operate with reduced trading hours.

  • Woolworths and Coles will be open in NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, NT and TAS. Select stores in SA will be closed, with shoppers urged to check their local stores’ times online.
  • Most ALDI supermarkets will be open on Easter Monday but closing times will vary based on location, so check your local store for details.
  • Most IGA stores will be open, but dependent on location.

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Original Author: Megan Birot

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