Australia Day 2019 opening hours: The stores you can visit this long weekend

·News Reporter


Whether you’re firing up the barbecue, gathering mates to count down the top songs of last year, or simply using Australia Day to catch up on some DIY projects around the house, major retailers will remain open most of the long weekend to allow for stocking up of supplies.

With Australia Day falling on Saturday most supermarkets and major retailers will be open regular weekend hours, with slightly reduced trading on the Monday public holiday, allowing shoppers to pick up food, booze, and DIY materials for the three-day weekend.

Here’s your guide to what’s open across the nation:

Woolworths and Coles stores will remain open over the long weekend. Source: AAP
Woolworths and Coles stores will remain open over the long weekend. Source: AAP

Woolworths, Coles and ALDI weekend opening hours

  • Woolworths and Coles supermarkets stores across the country will be open over the long weekend to allow shoppers to stock up on barbecue supplies and groceries.

  • On Monday, Coles supermarkets in Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, and Northern Territory will observe regular trading hours. Queensland stores at Ayr, Goondiwindi and Mt Isa will be closed, but the state’s other stores will open to revised public holiday hours.

  • Adelaide Coles stores will also be closed except for Rundle Place and CBD which are trading from 11am to 5pm, and regional South Australia will open to regular hours.

  • Coles Perth metro stores will trade from 8am-6pm, and regional Western Australia will open to regular hours.

  • ALDI store trading hours in Queensland and Western Australia stores will follow normal trading times on Saturday and Sunday, however opening times in these states will vary on Monday.

  • Some Aldi stores in New South Wales will trade to normal hours over the long weekend. Opening hours in South Australia and Victoria will vary from Saturday to Monday.

Shoppers are advised to phone their local store or check its website to confirm opening details.

Customer leaves a Dan Murphy's liquor store in Sydney.
Bottle shops like Dan Murphy’s are expected to be busy over the Australia Day long weekend. Source: Getty Images

Bottle shops including Dan Murphy’s, Liquorland

Those looking for a tipple while gathering with friends and family over the long weekend will be glad to know bottle shops across the country will be open for most of the three days, although hours may vary at each location.

  • Most Dan Murphy’s stores will be open regular trading hours Saturday and Sunday, then 9am to 7pm on Monday.

  • BWS and Liquorland stores will also be open over the long weekend.

Bunnings stores across the country will trade as usual over the long weekend, to allow Aussies to get to work on their DIY projects. Source: Getty Images

Bunnings and IKEA

  • Bunnings stores across the country will trade as usual over the weekend and Monday to allow Aussies to get to work on their DIY projects.

  • Most IKEA stores will be open from 9 or 10am to about 6pm over the long weekend. Some locations like Richmond, Springvale (Vic) and Tempe (NSW) are staying open until 9pm on Monday.

On Monday’s public holiday, Westfield stores across the country will operate on Sunday trading hours. Source: AAP

Shopping centre hours

  • Westfield Centres across the country remain trading as usual over the weekend, with Monday observing Sunday trading hours.

  • Melbourne’s “fashion capital” Chadstone shopping centre in Melbourne’s southeast will operate as usual over the weekend, then on Monday 10am to 6pm.

Cinemas and restaurants

  • Cinemas across Australia will operate as usual.

  • Restaurants will open as usual, however some are closed on Mondays as per their regular trading.

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