Easter long weekend opening hours: When Coles, Woolworths, Caltex and bottle shops will be open

With Easter just around the corner many Aussies will be in the midst of last minute planning for how they will spend their four-day public holiday weekend.

Both Good Friday and Easter Sunday are restricted trading days across the country meaning it’s vital to plan ahead in order to get everything you need.

Here’s a guide to what’s open and when across the long weekend.

Good Friday

Most major Coles and Woolworths stores won’t be open on Friday. All Aldi stores will remain closed.

Woolworths will have some of its stores open, however most of these are smaller supermarkets attached to Caltex petrol stations.

In South Australia, Victor Harbor Woolworths and Murray Bridge Marketplace Woolworths won’t close and in Queensland, Brisbane airport’s Woolworths will remain open.

Most major Coles supermarkets won't be open on Good Friday. Source: AAP (file pic)

If you’re in a major city, it’s best to visit small convenience stores, independent chains and chemists if you’re in need of groceries on Good Friday.

Most IGAs will follow their normal opening hours across the weekend including Easter Sunday and Monday.

As for anyone looking for a bite to eat, some restaurants will be open for lunch after midday but Westfield shopping centres across the country will be closed.

If you’re after a few beers or some wine for the weekend, it’s best to purchase alcohol earlier in the week as most states won’t have liquor stores open until Saturday.

Vintage CellarsLiquorland and First Choice will all be closed on Good Friday.

All Aldi stores are closed on Good Friday. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

Easter Saturday

The best bet for getting shopping done over the long weekend is on Easter Saturday.

Bottle shops will be trading as usual and Westfield shopping centres will reopen for normal hours.

Most Woolworths and Coles will open their doors, but some could have reduced hours and it is best to check local stores.

Easter Sunday

Most major supermarkets won’t close on Easter Sunday but will have reduced trading hours.

However, some won’t be open at all. Woolworths at Melbourne Central won’t resume trading until Tuesday.

Coles in Sydney’s suburbs of Ashfield, Five Dock, and Gladesville, and at Blacktown, west of the city, will remain closed.

Woolworths at Stirling in Adelaide also won’t be open.

The Easter long weekend affects trading hours for businesses across the country with many shutting over the holidays. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

Aldi will have some stores offering normal hours to customers in NSW. Most of its operations in other states will continue normal operations.

The alcohol selling ban in NSW is lifted on Sunday, but residents should check their local bottle shop as many may choose to remain closed.

Westfield shopping centres will be open, but most have shorter trading hours.

You should be able to buy liquor from your local bottle shop but some might have reduced trading hours or may not be open at all.

Easter Monday

Most Coles supermarkets won’t open until 9am on Easter Monday.

Woolworths will also see limited trading hours.

As for anyone looking to buy alcohol, most bottle shops will be open but it’s still best to double check.

Woolworths will have limited trading hours on Easter Monday. Source: AAP (file pic)

Anzac Day

Anzac Day on Thursday will see most Coles supermarkets open at either 1pm or be shut completely. Shoppers are encouraged to check before heading out to grab groceries.

Most NSW, ACT and Victoria stores will open from 1pm, in the Northern Territory from midday and 12.30pm for those in Tasmania.

Queensland and South Australia Coles won’t open their doors while Western Australia has most stores either closed or opening at midday.

As for buying liquor, most bottle shops won’t open their stores until after 1pm.

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