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Australia Day opening hours: Dan Murphy’s, Woolworths, Coles and Kmart trade January 26th


What is the opening on this Australia Day? Your complete guide on the major Australian retailers trading on January 26th

  • Woolworths, Coles, Aldi will remain open on January 26th
  • Bunnings, JB Hi-Fi and Dan Murphy’s will also be traded

Are you planning to host a barbecue party at your place for the family and all your companions? Or looking to finally attack that long-awaited home maintenance project on your bank holiday Thursday?

With Australia Day fast approaching, here’s a handy guide to the opening hours of some of the country’s biggest and best-loved retailers.


The supermarket chain will operate as normal on January 26, with the exception of South Australia, where stores will only be open in the following locations: Bury, Mount Barker, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge Green, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Port Perry, Rundle Place, Victor Harbor and Whyala.

Coles advised customers to check with their local store or on the company’s website, as there may be slight differences in trading hours between stores.

Coles stores will be trading on Australia Day – except those in South Australia


All Woolworths stores will be open in Queensland, Tasmania and the ACT, with a few exceptions to normal trading hours in other states.

In Victoria, all Woolies stores except Bourke St and Collins Square will be open on Thursday, while North Sydney and Eastlakes Metro stores will be closed, but all others are open in NSW.

Esperance is the only store that will be closed in Western Australia on Australia Day, but Woolworths warned that stores in the West will operate on bank holiday trading hours rather than normal times.

Woolworths will remain open for Australia Day but some Metro stores will be closed

Woolworths will remain open for Australia Day but some Metro stores will be closed

Dan Murphy

If the idea of ​​running out of beer on Ostrella Day scares you, rest assured Dan Murphy will be open for trading on the public holiday.

However, as with most major outlets, shoppers are urged to check the opening hours of their local outlets as opening hours may vary between stores.

Bunnings warehouse

Are you planning to engage in home maintenance project in the public holiday? The good news is that all Bunnings stores will open on January 26th.

Opening hours will vary nationally so customers are advised to check the Bunnings Warehouse website for details of their local store.

Bunnings will be open for Australia Day

Bunnings will be open for Australia Day

chemical warehouse

Most Chemist Warehouse stores will be open at normal business hours on Thursday, but customers have been advised to check in with their local branch by phone or online, particularly those inside malls, which may be closed for the public holiday.


Good news for Kmart fans — stores will be opening locally on January 26th, with some exceptions in Western Australia and South Australia.

Customers are advised to check the trading hours at their local store, as they may change on public holiday.

Stores will be closed in Esperance in WA and Churchill, Firle and Ingle Farm, Kurralta Park, Marion, Munno Para, Port Noarlunga, Tea Tree and Westlakes in SA.

GB Hi-Fi

Anyone who needs a replacement amplifier or HDMI cord on short notice will be in luck on Australia Day, as JB Hi-Fi stores open across the country.

Shoppers can check for exceptions in malls and parts of South Australia and Western Australia via the store’s website.

JB Hi-Fi will be open across the country on Australia Day

JB Hi-Fi will be open across the country on Australia Day

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