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Need to schedule in your grocery shopping? These are Coles' official Christmas trading hours for 2021

The countdown is on!

By Catie Powers
It's the most wonderful, but oh so hectic time of the year - particularly when it comes to grocery shopping.
From organising a Christmas ham, to stocking up for New Year's, most of us have the same items on our grocery list over the holidays, and are making many visits to the supermarket to procure all of our festive needs.
To help prepare for the busy shopping season, Coles has released their holiday trading hours for this year, so you can plan your December grocery trips.
We've broken down all the festive trading hours for each state below.
Coles has released their holiday trading hours for this year, so you can plan your December grocery trips. (Coles)

New South Wales

  • All stores Open Christmas Eve
  • All Stores Closed Christmas Day
  • All Stores Open Boxing Day 26/12, excluding Smithfield
  • All Stores Open Monday 27/12
  • All Stores Open Tuesday 28/12
  • All stores Open New Year's Eve
  • All Stores Open New Year's Day 26/12, excluding Smithfield
  • All Stores Open Monday 3/1

Victoria

  • All stores Open until 10pm Christmas Eve (ex. Benalla, Geelong Bay City, Mooroopna, Myrtleford, Sale and Wodonga Plaza open until 9pm. Ballarat (Peel St), Campbellfield, Echuca, Melton South, Ringwood East, Sunbury and Wangaratta open until 11pm. Elsternwick open until midnight.
  • All Stores Closed Christmas Day
  • All Stores Open Boxing Day 26/12
  • All Stores Open Monday 27/12
  • All stores Open Tuesday 28/12
  • All stores Open New Year's Eve
  • All Stores Open New Year's Day
  • All stores Open Monday 3/1
Stores around the country will be closed on December 25th. (Coles)

Queensland

  • All stores Open 8am-6pm Sunday 12/12 (Selected stores open 7am-9pm)
  • All stores Open until midnight Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd December (exc. Ayr, Ashgrove and Myer Express open until 10pm)
  • All stores Open until 6pm Christmas Eve
  • All Stores Closed Christmas Day
  • All stores Open 9am-6pm Boxing Day (Ayr, Mt Isa & Goondiwindi closed. Selected stores open 7am-9pm)
  • All stores Open 9am-6pm Monday 27/12 (Ayr, Mt Isa & Goondiwindi closed. Selected stores open 7am-9pm)
  • All stores Open 9am-6pm Tuesday 28/12 (Ayr, Mt Isa & Goondiwindi closed. Selected stores open 7am-9pm)
  • All stores Open until 9pm New Year's Eve (selected stores open until 10pm)
  • All Stores Open 9am-6pm New Year's Day (Ayr, Mt Isa & Goondiwindi closed. Selected stores open 7am-9pm)
  • All Stores Open Monday 3/1 (Ayr, Mt Isa & Goondiwindi closed. Selected stores open 7am-9pm)

South Australia

  • All Adelaide metro stores Open 9am-5pm Sunday 12/12. Regional stores may vary.
  • All Adelaide metro stores Open 9am-6pm Sunday 19/12. Regional stores may vary.
  • All stores Open until midnight Wednesday 23/12 (ex. Port Lincoln open until 10pm and Marion open until 2am).
  • All stores Open until 9pm Christmas Eve
  • All stores Closed Christmas Day
  • All Adelaide metro stores Open 9am-5pm Boxing Day (26/12). Regional stores open 8am-8pm.
  • All Adelaide metro stores Open 9am-5pm Monday 27/12. Regional stores open 8am-8pm.
  • All Adelaide metro stores Open 9am-5pm Tuesday 28/12. Regional stores open 8am-8pm.
  • All Adelaide metro stores Open until 9pm New Year's Eve. Regional stores may vary.
  • All Adelaide metro stores Open 11am-5pm New Year's Day. Regional stores open 8am-8pm.
  • All Adelaide metro stores Open 9am-5pm Monday 3/1. Regional stores open 8am-8pm.
SA Regional stores:
Berri, Mount Barker, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge Green, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Victor Harbor and Whyalla

Western Australia

  • All Perth metro stores Open 8am-6pm on Sunday 12/12 and 19/12. Regional stores may vary.
  • All Perth metro stores Open 7am-9pm Christmas week (Monday 20/12-Friday 24/12). Regional stores may vary.
  • All stores Closed Christmas Day
  • All Perth metro stores Open 8am-6pm Boxing Day (26/12). Regional stores may vary.
  • All Perth metro stores Open 8am-6pm Monday 27/12. Regional stores may vary.
  • All Perth metro stores Open 8am-6pm Tuesday 28/12. Regional stores may vary.
  • All Perth metro stores Open 8am-9pm New Year's Eve. Regional stores may vary.
  • All Perth metro stores Open 8am-6pm New Year's Day. Regional stores may vary.
  • All Perth metro stores Open 8am-6pm Monday 3/1. Regional stores may vary.
WA Regional stores:
Albany, Australind, Bunbury, Bunbury South, Busselton, Busselton Central, Collie, Dunsborough, Eaton Fair, Erskine, Geraldton, Halls Head, Kalgoorlie, Lakelands, Mandurah Forum, Manjimup, Margaret River, Meadow Springs, Narrogin, Northam, Orana, Pinjarra, and Vasse.

Northern Territory

Alice Springs
  • Open 6am-9pm Christmas Eve
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Open 8am-8pm Boxing Day (26/12)
  • Open 8am-8pm Monday 27/12
  • Open 8am-8pm Tuesday 28/12
  • Open 6am-10pm New Year's Eve
  • Open 8am-8pm New Year's Day
  • Open 8am-8pm Monday 3/1
Darwin
  • All stores Open until 9pm Christmas Eve
  • All Stores Closed Christmas Day
  • All stores Open 8am-8pm Boxing Day 26/12
  • All stores Open until 10pm New Year's Eve
  • All stores Open 8am-8pm New Year's Day
Port Hedland – 5 stores (Chinatown, Karratha, Kununurra, South Hedland, Tom Price)
  • All stores Open until 9pm Christmas Eve (Karratha open until 10pm)
  • All stores Closed Christmas Day
  • All stores Open Boxing Day
  • All stores Open Monday 27/12
  • All stores Open Tuesday 28/12
  • All stores Open until 9pm New Year's Eve (ex. South Hedland & Tom Price open until 8pm)
  • All stores Open New Year's Day (ex. Tom Price)
  • All stores Open Monday 3/1 (ex. Tom Price)
Bring on the silly season! (Getty)

ACT

  • All stores Open Christmas Eve
  • All stores Closed Christmas Day
  • All stores Open Boxing Day 26/10
  • All stores Open Monday 27/12
  • All stores Open Tuesday 28/10
  • All stores Open New Year's Eve
  • All stores Open New Year's Day
  • All Stores Open Monday 3/1

Tasmania

  • All stores Open 6am-10pm Christmas Eve
  • All stores Closed Christmas Day
  • All stores Open from 8am Boxing Day (26/12) (Burnie, Devonport, Meadow Mews and Ulverstone open from 7am).
  • All stores Open until 10pm Monday 27/12 (ex. Bridgewater, Kingston, Launceston, Meadow Mews & Newstead open until 9pm).
  • All stores Open until 10pm Tuesday 28/12 (ex. Bridgewater, Kingston, Launceston, Meadow Mews & Newstead open until 9pm).
  • All stores Open until 10pm New Year's Eve (ex. Bridgewater open until 9pm)
  • All stores Open from 8am New Year's Day (ex. Sorell open from 9am. Devonport, Launceston and Meadow Mews open from 7am).
  • All stores Open from 8am Monday 3/1 (ex. Sorell open from 9am. Devonport, Launceston and Meadow Mews open from 7am).
Opening and closing times may differ from normal at some stores, check the Coles website for individual store trading hours.