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It can be tricky figuring out what’s open and closed around Easter, especially if you hadn’t seen a sign in the door, or can’t find the information online.

We all need to get things done regardless of holidays, so we’ve compiled a list of what is and isn’t open across the country.



Good Friday: Closed
Easter Saturday and Sunday: Open, but some stores have reduced hours
Easter Monday: Normal trading hours

Find the trading hours of your local store here.


Good Friday: Closed
Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday: Open, but some stores have reduced hours.

Find out the trading hours of your local stores here


Good Friday: Closed
Easter Saturday and Monday: 8.30am-8pm
Easter Sunday: 8.30am-6pm

Find out the trading hours of your local store here.


Most open all through Easter, some with restricted hours. Check the website here

Shopping centres

All closed Good Friday, open restricted trading across the rest of Easter.

Find the trading hours for your local store here

Public transport

Expect delays as here is going to be track work across network this long weekend, as maintenance crews remove level crossings and upgrade tram and train tracks.

Trains, trams, ferries and buses across the country will usually operate on public holiday schedules, but check respective websites.


Most movie theatres are open all throughout Easter, even on Good Friday!


Good Friday is a restricted shop trading day in NSW, but unlike last year Easter Sunday is not. This means that most major stores will be closed this Friday and open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, including liquor stores.


There are no trading restrictions for Canberra over the long weekend, except for liquor stores on Good Friday.


Good Friday is a restricted trading day while Saturday, Sunday and Monday are not. Most major traders, and all bottle shops, will be closed the Friday and open for the rest of the weekend.


Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday are all public holidays in the Northern Territory. Retail trading hours are not restricted however, and businesses can open when they like, but most stores choose to close on Good Friday.


South Australians will have three public holidays this Easter: Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday.


Western Australia has Good Friday and Easter Monday as public holidays. General retail shops in WA must remain closed on Good Friday.


Tasmania has three public holidays for Easter, and it’s the only state with a public holiday on the Tuesday after Easter. Trading hours are generally unrestricted in Tasmania so you may find most stores are open all days except Friday.


Tell us, what are your plans for Easter?

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