This year’s public holiday falls on a Wednesday, and whatever you choose to do with your Survival Day, it helps to know what’s open and what isn’t.

Trading hours will be varying from state to state, which can mean finding out what’s open and what isn’t can be a bit of a pain in the ass.

Fear not friends, because we’ve got the lowdown from some of Australia’s biggest retailers on what is opening today.

And a reminder if you would like to honour some First Nations events this Survival Day, we have a list of events you can attend here.


In NSW, Victoria and the ACT, most stores will be open.

In Queensland, most stores are open. Stores at Weipa, Mission Beach, Ayr, Bowen, Charters Towers, Mt Isa, Proserpine, Blackwater, Childers, Chinchilla, Kingaroy, Roma and Pittsworth will be closed.

In Western Australia, most stores are open except for Esperance and Katanning.

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All Woolies will be open in South Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

To find out for sure if your local store is open and to find out trading hours, click here.


Public holiday trading hours will apply today for Coles stores, meaning they will be open but with different hours.

Check your local store’s opening times to avoid any disappointment in case the hours have changed for Survival Day.


In Queensland, most stores will be open between 9am and 6pm. Bowen, Charters Towers, Aye, Roma, Chinchilla, Gooniwindi and Mt Isa locations will be closed.

In NSW, hours will vary between each store, but all locations will be open.

In the ACT, all stores will be open from 8am to 8pm.

Victoria is similar to NSW, where hours may vary depending on location. Only Brandon Park will be closed for the whole day.

In Tasmania, Northern Territory and South Australia, all stores will be open but with varied opening hours.

This is the same for Western Australia except for Esperance, which is closed.

While the store locator online doesn’t say the trading hours for each store today (we checked), if you want to make the trip to Kmart today, it may be worth giving your local store a call and finding out when they’re open.


In NSW and Victoria, all stores will be open from 9am to 6pm.

In Queensland, Tasmania, the ACT and Northern Territory, all stores will be open from 9am to 5pm.

In Western Australia and South Australia, stores will be open between 11am and 5pm.


All Bunnings stores will be open today.

Customers are encouraged to check the website for their local store’s trading hours, in case they’ve changed.

Dan Murphy’s and BWS

All stores from both Dan Murphy’s and BWS will be open, but most will have revised operating hours.

Check the sites for both Dan Murphy’s and BWS to see the revised trading hours.

Australia Post

All post offices will be closed this Survival Day.


In NSW, Bondi Junction, Burwood, Chatswood, Hurstville, Miranda and Parramatta will be open from 10am to 6pm.

Eastgardens, Hornsby, Liverpool, My Druitt, Penrith, Tuggerah and Warringah will trade from 10am to 5pm.

Sydney and Sydney Central Plaza will be open from 10am to 7pm.

Kotara will open from 10am to 4pm.

In Victoria, Geelong, Airport West, Plenty Valley, Knox, Doncaster, Fountain Gate and Southland will trade between 10am and 5pm.

In the ACT, Belconnen and Woden will be open from 10am to 4pm.

In Queensland, North Lakes, Garden City, Carindale and Chermside will be open from 10am to 5pm.

Coomera and Helensvale will trade between 10am and 4pm.

In Western Australia, Booragoon, Carousel, Innaloo and Whitford City will be open from 11am to 5pm.

In South Australia, Marion, Tea Tree Plaza and West Lakes will trade between 11am and 5pm.

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