October public holiday trading hours: What stores are open on the October long weekend public holiday?

Commonly referred to as the “October long weekend“, ACT, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and some parts of Tasmania will all have a public holiday on October 3.

When every public holiday rolls around, it’s always a bit confusing what stores will be open.

To clear things up, we’ve checked the trading hours for the big retailers so you’re not caught short on Monday.

Coles Local Supermarket at Brighton, Victoria is one of 16 stores offering local produce.
Coles, Woolworths and ALDI will be open with no reduction to trading hours in NSW and ACT. (Coles)

coles, Woolworths and ALDI will be open with no reduction to trading hours in NSW and ACT.

Across most of Queensland, stores will have reduced opening times but most will be operating from 9am to 6pm.

In South Australia, some CBD stores will be open from 11am to 5pm, all suburban Adelaide stores will be closed, and regional stores will be open as usual.

Customer exits Woolworths Group Ltd.  supermarket after purchasing paper towels in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday, Mar.  4, 2020. Australia's four biggest lenders have heeded the prime ministers plea to "of their bit" to help the country weather the expected economic hit from the coronavirus, by passing on the central banks latest interest-rate cut in full.  Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg
Across most of Queensland, stores will have reduced opening times but most will be operating from 9am to 6pm. (Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Kmart will be open but under reduced trading hours in NSW, ACT and Queensland. In South Australia, only regional stores will be open.

Bunnings and Dan Murphy’s appear to be open in every state on October 3, but shoppers are advised to visit their websites to see their local store’s trading hours.

Tasmanians should expect all major retailers to be open, as their public holiday is for a local government show day.

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