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October long weekend trading hours: Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Kmart and more

New South Wales, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland are looking forward to another public holiday on Monday 3 October.

Residents of these lucky states will have the pleasure of working a shorter week and enjoying an extended break to mark Labour Day (NSW, SA and ACT) and the Queen's Birthday (Queensland).

While there are no restrictions on trading on the public holiday, some retailers may opt to have shorter hours due to penalty rates on a public holiday.

Coles, Woolworths and Aldi store signs as trading hours are revealed for the October long weekend
Trading hours for Coles, Woolworths and Aldi will vary between states celebrating a public holiday on Monday 3 October. Source: Getty

Here's what trading hours will look like for different retailers in these states.

Coles trading hours

Supermarket giant Coles will be open in Queensland except for Ayr, Goodiwindi and Mt Isa. Pacific Fair, Australia Fair, Cairns Central, Newfarm, Port Douglas, Surfer's Paradise and Miami will be open from 7am to 9pm. Operating hours of all other stores will be between 9am to 6pm.

There will be no reduction of hours in NSW and the ACT.

In South Australia, some stores in the central business district will be open from 11am to 5pm, while all suburban stores will be closed. Other regional stores will be open as usual.

Woolworths and Aldi trading hours

Woolworths and Aldi will also be open as normal in NSW and the ACT, with possible reduced hours for Queensland but with most open between 9am and 6pm.

South Australians can also expect reduced store ours in the CBD, with stores open from 11am to 5pm. Suburban Adelaide stores will be closed while regional supermarkets will operate as normal.

Kmart trading hours

Department store chain Kmart will also be open, but will have reduced trading hours in NSW, Queensland and the ACT.

In NSW, stores will be open between 8am to 10am and close between 3pm to 8pm, depending on location.

In Queensland, many Kmart stores are set to operate from 9am to 6pm, while other stores will close at 4pm.

All regional stores in South Australia will also be open.

Best&Less trading hours

Australian retailer Best&Less says all stores in the ACT will be open on the holiday, while South Australians can expect all stores to be closed except for Mt Gambier.

NSW stores will be open except for Grafton, Gunnedah, Inverell, Lismore and Toronto.

In Queensland, all stores will also be open except for Southport.

Dan Murphy's store
Liquor stores such as Dan Murphy's will welcome customers over the October long weekend, but times will vary depending on location. Source: Getty

Liquor store trading hours

Dan Murphy's, Liquorland, First Choice and BWS are all expected to be open, but times will vary as some will operate under reduced trading hours depending on location.

Bunnings trading hours

Household hardware chain Bunnings will be open in every state, with varying operating hours depending on location.

Exterior of Bunnings store
Bunnings will be open in every state on Monday 3 October, but shoppers are advised to visit the retailer's website to check their local store's trading hours. Source: Getty

Priceline and Chemist Warehouse trading hours

Priceline and Chemist Warehouse are allowed to legally trade, but may operate under reduced hours, while smaller chemists may be closed.

Westfield trading hours

Westfield shopping centres are also expected to open their doors from 10am to anytime between 4pm to 7pm.

Australia Post, banks and other services trading hours

Australia Post offices will be closed, except for a select few in major metropolitan areas like Sydney.

Banks will also be shut for the day, but online services will work as normal.

Petrol stations Caltex, Shell and BP are expected to operate as normal or under reduced trading hours.

Public hospitals will be open, including emergency wards, though private practices may choose to close.

Pubs and restaurant trading hours

Aussies in these four states can also expect café's, pubs and restaurants to also be open for business.

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