Easter long weekend: When Woolworths and Coles will be open

Olivia Lambert
·News Editor
·10-min read

With the Easter break upon us, Aussies should start preparing their shopping lists so they aren't caught out by store closures this weekend. 

While supermarkets including Woolworths, Coles and ALDI will be open on Saturday, there will be some store closures across the country on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Here is a state-by-state guide of what you can expect over the Easter holiday. 

Woolworths shopping carts are seen at a store in Double Bay in Sydney.
Most major supermarkets will have adjusted hours over the Easter long weekend. Source: AAP

Sydney Fish Markets Easter opening times

The Sydney Fish Markets, which usually attracts tens of thousands of people every Easter, will extend its trading hours on Good Friday from 5am to 5pm before opening 7am to 4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Sydney Fish Markets is urging people to limit their group size when coming to purchase seafood. 

With strict social distancing requirements in place, the Sydney Fish Markets warns queues could be extended as a result. 

For those who were hoping to avoid the crowds and order online, you can no longer do so due to cut-off dates. 

People are seen outside the Sydney Fish Markets.
Sydney Fish Markets will open from 5am on Good Friday. Source: Getty

When Woolworths will be open this Easter long weekend

NSW/ACT

On Good Friday, all Woolworths stores across Australia will be closed so make sure you get to your supermarket on Thursday. 

Stores will reopen on Saturday for people to buy some last-minute chocolate goodies before most stores close again on Easter Sunday. 

Woolies supermarkets across NSW and the ACT will reopen on Monday. 

Victoria

All stores across Victoria will be closed on Good Friday before reopening on Saturday. Stores will again be open on Easter Sunday, except for Moama which will be closed.

Stores across the state will be open on Easter Monday. 

Queensland

Brisbane Airport will be the only Woolworths store open on Good Friday, with the rest shutting their doors for the day across Queensland. 

Stores will reopen on Saturday and remain open through Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. 

Shoppers outside a Woolworths store.
All Woolworths stores will close on Good Friday. Source: Getty

Western Australia

Stores in WA will be closed on Good Friday with the exception of Busselton, Eaton and Margaret River. 

All stores will open on Saturday and Easter Sunday, except for Esperance, which will be closed on Easter Sunday.

The Esperance store will remain closed on Easter Monday, along with the Katanning supermarket, however all other Woolworths stores will open. 

South Australia

In South Australia, stores will close on Good Friday except for Mt Barker, Murray Bridge Marketplace and Victor Harbour. 

All stores will open on Saturday and Rundle Mall and regional stores will open on Easter Sunday. 

Supermarkets in the Adelaide metropolitan areas and Millicent will close on Easter Sunday. 

All stores will be open on Easter Monday, however Millicent will remain closed. 

Northern Territory

Woolworths supermarkets across the Northern Territory will shut on Good Friday but will be open on Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. 

Tasmania

All stores across the state of Tasmania will be shut on Good Friday but all will reopen on Saturday and operate throughout the rest of the Easter break. 

Check the Woolworths website for your local store's trading hours.

When Coles will be open this Easter long weekend

NSW

All Coles stores will be closed for Good Friday.

All stores will reopen for Easter Saturday for their standard hours, with some exclusions.

On Easter Sunday, most stores will be closed except for: Lavington, Deniliquin, Bega, Tuggerah, Wyoming, Goulburn, Bowral, Batemans Bay, Broadway, Erina, Forster, Bateau Bay, Katoomba, Wadalba, Marketown, Grafton Shoppingworld, Tweed City, Tweed Heads, Lismore, Grafton, Murwillumbah, Yamba, Ocean Shores, Banora Point, Kempsey, Laurieton, Green Point, Moss Vale, South Grafton, Casino, Eden, Chittaway Point, Shellharbour, Lisarow, Medowie, Salamander Bay.

All stores will reopen for Easter Monday for their standard hours, with some exclusions.

Victoria

All Coles stores will be closed for Good Friday.

All stores will be open for Easter Saturday.

On Easter Sunday, most stores are open with the exception of Croydon North and Little Knox.

All stores will reopen for Easter Monday for their standard hours, with some exclusions.

ACT

All Coles stores will be closed for Good Friday.

All stores will be open during their standard hours on Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Coles store front with shoppers walking past.
All Coles stores will be closed on Good Friday. Source: AAP

Tasmania

All Coles stores will be closed for Good Friday.

All stores will be open during their standard hours on Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

South Australia

All stores will be closed on Good Friday except for Mount Barker and Victor Harbor, which will be open from 8am to 8pm.

On Easter Saturday, all stores will be open until 5pm in the CBD and Metro.

All stores will be closed on Easter Sunday except for Adelaide CBD and Rundle Place, which will be open from 11am to 5pm. Regional store hours will vary.

On Easter Monday, all stores in the CBD and Metro will be open from 11am to 5pm.

Queensland

All stores will be closed on Good Friday.

On Easter Saturday, all stores will be open.

Most stores will be open on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, except for Goondiwindi, Mt Isa and Ayr.

Western Australia

All stores will be closed on Good Friday except for Vasse, Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River, Eaton Fair, Busselton Central.

On Easter Saturday, all Perth metro stores will be open from 8am to 5pm, but regional stores may vary. 

All Perth metro stores open 11am-5pm on Easter Sunday. 

On Easter Monday, all Perth metro stores open 8am-6pm. Regional stores may vary.

Check the Coles website for your local store's trading hours.

When Aldi will be open this Easter long weekend

NSW

Those wanting to head to the discount supermarket will need to before 9pm Thursday as all Aldi stores will close on Good Friday

All will reopen on Saturday before most close again on Easter Sunday. 

Stores which will remain open on Easter Sunday however, include Albion Park, Ballina, Bateau Bay, Batemans Bay, Bathurst, Blue Haven, Bowral, Byron Bay, Casino, Coffs Harbour, Cooma, Erina, Forster, Goonellabah, Goulburn, Grafton, Green Point, Griffith, Katoomba, Kempsey, Lake Haven, Leeton, Lismore, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Narooma, Nowra, Point Clare, Port Macquarie, Raymond Terrace, Salamander Bay, Shellharbour, Taree, Toormina, Tuggerah, Tweed Heads South, Ulladulla, Umina, Vincentia, Warilla, Wyoming and Wyong. 

All stores will reopen on Easter Monday. 

Click here to check the trading hours at your local NSW Aldi store. 

ACT

All stores in the ACT will close on Good Friday but will reopen on Saturday and remain open throughout the rest of the Easter break. 

The only store that will close is Queanbeyan, which will shut its doors on Easter Sunday. 

Trading times at your local ACT Aldi store can be checked here.

Victoria 

Stores will too close across Victoria on Good Friday but will reopen on Saturday, 

All Aldi supermarkets will be open on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. 

For specific trading times for Victorian stores check the Aldi website here.

An Aldi supermarket is seen in a photo taken from a carpark.
Trading hours of your local Aldi stores can be checked online. Source: Getty

Queensland

All stores will be closed on Good Friday and open again on Saturday. 

Aldi supermarkets will remain open on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, with the exception of the Kingaroy store which will close on both days. 

Trading hours at your local Queensland store may differ so check the Aldi website here.

South Australia

In South Australia, all stores will close across the state on Good Friday and reopen on Saturday.

Most will be closed on Easter Sunday, with the exception of Berri, Kadina, Mt Barker, Mt Gambier, Murray Bridge, Nuriootpa, Port Pirie and Victor Harbour. 

All stores will be open across the state on Easter Monday. 

For local SA Aldi store hours check the website here.

Western Australia

On Good Friday, all Aldi supermarkets in Western Australia will close. 

But the doors will only be shut for one day, with all the stores reopening again on Saturday and continuing to operate across the rest of the Easter break. 

Check the Aldi website for details on trading hours at local WA stores.

When Kmart will be open this Easter long weekend

NSW/ACT

Kmart stores across the state will be shut on Good Friday before all reopen on Saturday. 

Only select stores will be open however on Easter Sunday. 

In the ACT, Kmart in Tuggeranong, Belconnen and Gungahlin will open. 

Stores in Katoomba, Bathurst, Broadway, Albury, Griffith, Goulburn, Toormina, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Erina, Salamander Bay, Gorokan, Woy Woy, Bateau Bay, Forster South, Ulladulla, Bega, Shellharbour, Batemans Bay, Lismore, Tweed Heads, Ballina, Ocean Shores and Nowra, will also open across NSW on Easter Sunday. 

Stores will open on Easter Monday. 

Victoria

It's mostly business as usual in Victoria, however all stores will close on Good Friday. 

All will reopen on Saturday and operate throughout the rest of the Easter break. 

Queensland

Store hours differ slightly across Queensland throughout the Easter break, however all stores will close on Good Friday. 

All stores will open on Saturday and most will trade on Easter Sunday. 

Stores in Bowen, Charters Towers, Ayr, Roma, Chinchilla, Goondiwindi and Mt Isa will close on Easter Sunday. 

Stores will be open on Easter Monday. 

A customer walks into a Kmart store.
Kmart's Easter opening hours differ from state to state. Source: Getty

South Australia

Stores will close on Good Friday across South Australia and reopen on Easter Sunday.

Many Kmart retailers will open on Easter Sunday, with the exception of Firle, Tea Tree, Muno Para, Ingle Farm, Kurralta Park, West Lakes, Port Noarlunga, Port Adelaide, Marion and Churchill, which will be closed. 

Northern Territory

In the Northern Territory Kmart stores will also close on Good Friday but will reopen for the rest of the Easter break.

Western Australia

Similar to the NT, stores will close on Good Friday before reopening on Saturday for the rest of the weekend. 

The only store that will close on Easter Sunday is Esperance. 

Tasmania

Tasmanian stores will close on Good Friday but it will be business as usual from Saturday onwards. 

For information about you local store check the Kmart website.

When bottle shops will be open this Easter long weekend

All Dan Murphy's bottle shops will be closed on Good Friday however, they will be back open on Saturday and Easter Monday. 

Dan Murphy's store with customers walking past.
Dan Murphy's stores will be closed on Good Friday. Source: AAP

Most stores will open Easter Sunday but customers are urged to find their local store's trading hours by visiting the Dan Murphy's website

BWS bottle shops will too close on Good Friday, with the exception of some drive-throughs in South Australia and Victoria. 

All stores will open on Saturday and Easter Monday, but customers are again urged to check the BWS website for store opening hours on Easter Sunday. 

When Bunnings will be open this Easter long weekend

All Bunnings stores will be closed on Good Friday.

Stores will be open for public holiday trading hours on Easter Monday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday.

Some stores in NSW will be closed on Easter Sunday, in line with NSW Easter Sunday Trading restrictions.

We encourage everyone to jump onto the Bunnings website to check their local store’s trading hours.

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