Full list of Christmas shopping hours for Woolworths, Aldi and Dan Murphy's

Haven’t done your Christmas shop yet?

Dreading the stress and the craziness of shopping centres at this time of year? And you’ve left it too late for Internet shopping?

You aren’t alone.

It might be meant to be the happiest time of year, but when it comes to gift hunting or doing the grocery shop it can be the most dreaded.

With many stores closing early on Christmas eve, and others staying open late in the days leading up to Santa’s visit it can be confusing to keep track of what’s open when.

So here’s a guide to who’s open when:

Woolworths

Across NSW and ACT all stores are open all days, except Christmas Day.

The exceptions are 333 George Street and Sydney Metcentre which are closed December 24 and December 26. The Metcentre is also closed December 23.

Leichhardt Marketplace, and York street, are also closed on Boxing Day.

All stores will be open on New Year’s Eve, except Sydney Metcentre which is closed on December 30 and 31 and 333 George Street which is closed on December 31.

All stores will be open on New Year’s Day except Leichhardt Marketplace, York street, 333 George Street, Parramatta Station and Sydney Metcentre. 

Victoria/Tasmania

All stores are open up until Christmas Eve, except Bourke Street and Collins Square which will be closed on December 23 and 24.

Ferntree Gully, Canterbury Gardens, Ashwood and Glen Huntly stores are open 24 hours and will close at 10pm on Christmas Eve, except Glen Huntly which closes at midnight. 

Chadstone is open 24 hours from Saturday December 23, and closes 11pm Christmas Eve. 

All stores will be closed on Christmas Day and re-open on Boxing Day except Bourke Street and Collins Square.

All stores will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, except Bourke Street and Collins Square.

Queensland

All stores are open until midnight from December 18 until December 23, except for Weipa which closes at 9pm and Brisbane Airport which is open 24 hours.

All stores close at 6pm Christmas Eve, except Brisbane Airport which is open until 10pm.

Westfield Garden City and Westfield Chermside is open 24 hours from December 23 and closes 6pm Christmas Eve.

Weipa, Ballina Fair, Ballina River Street, Byron Bay, Casino, Goonellabah, Kingscliff, Lismore Central, Lismore Square, Mullumbimby, Tweed City and Tweed Heads have revised opening hours from December 18 until Christmas Eve.

All stores will be closed on Christmas Day.

Most stores will open on Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

South Australia

Most stores will be open from 9am every Sunday.

All stores will be closed on Christmas Day and most will remain closed on Boxing Day.

All stores will be open on New Year’s Eve, except Millicent.

Most stores will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Northern Territory

All stores will be closed on Christmas Day but will reopen on Boxing Day.

All stores will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Public Holiday,

Western Australia

Most stores will be open from 8am to 6pm every Sunday.

All stores will closed on Christmas Day and reopen on Boxing Day, except Esperance and Katanning. 

All stores will be open on New Year’s Eve, except Kalgoorlie and Esperance, Albany Bayonet Head, Albany Dog Rock, Katanning and Albany Brooks Garden.

All stores will be open on New Year’s Day except Northam, Katanning and Esperance. 

See woolworths.com.au/stores for your local store's revised opening hours.

Aldi

Most Aldi stores will trade normal hours until December 21.

All Aldi stores will be closed on Christmas Day.

Normal trading hours will return from December 27 to December 30, with WA stores trading normal hours until the December 31.

NSW

  • Dec 23: 8:30am-8pm
  • Dec 24: 8:30am-7pm
  • Dec 26: 9am-6pm
  • Dec 31: 8:30am-7pm
  • Jan 1: 10am-6pm

South Australia

  • Dec 23: 8am-6pm
  • Dec 24: Dec 9am-5pm
  • Dec 26: Closed
  • Dec 31: 9am-5pm
  • Jan 1:  Closed

Western Australia

  • Dec 23: 8am-6pm
  • Dec 24: 8am-6pm
  • Dec 26: 9am-5pm
  • Jan 1: 9am-5pm

Victoria

  • Dec 23: 8:30am-8pm
  • Dec 24: 8:30am-7pm
  • Dec 26: 9am-6pm
  • Dec 31: 8:30am-7pm
  • Jan 1: 10am-6pm

Queensland

  • Dec 23: 8am-8pm
  • Dec 24: 9am-6pm or 8:30am-7pm depending on location
  • Dec 26: Dec 9am-6pm
  • Dec 31: Dec 9am-6pm or 8:30am-7pm depending on location
  • Jan 1: 10am-6pm

Dan Murphy’s 

All stores, aside from a handful of licences which allow limited trade, will be closed Christmas Day.

Check your local store’s hours here.

Opening hours for other days:

December 24

  • NSW - 8am to 9pm, some stores will close at 10pm
  • QLD - 9am to 9pm
  • SA - 8am to 7pm
  • VIC - 10am to 8pm
  • WA - 8am to 7pm

Boxing Day 

  • NSW - 9am to 7pm, some stores will open at 8am and close at 10pm
  • QLD - 9am to 7pm
  • SA - 9am to 7pm
  • VIC - 9am to 9pm, some stores open at 10am, some stores close at 6pm
  • WA - 9am to 7pm

New Years Eve

  • NSW - 10am to 9pm, some store will close at 10pm
  • QLD - 9am to 7pm
  • SA - 9am to 9pm
  • VIC - 10am to 8pm, some store shut at 7pm and at 9pm
  • WA - 9am to 9pm

New Years Day

  • NSW - 10am to 7pm
  • QLD - 9am to 7pm
  • SA - 9am to 7pm
  • VIC - 10am to 6pm, some store open at 9am, some stores close at 9pm
  • WA - 9am to 7pm