There’s a lot to love about the prospect of a chocolate-filled Easter long weekend.
But it pays to be prepared, as many shops and services will be closed at various times over the holiday period.
Here’s a look at what’s open, and what’s not, from Good Friday to Easter Monday in Sydney: Retail
Sydney Fish Market expects to sell 500 tonnes of seafood in 12 hours on Friday. Photo: Getty Images
Good Friday and Easter Sunday are classified as restricted trading days under the Retail Trading Act 2008, meaning it is an offence to trade on those days.
However, there are some exemptions from this rule including small independent shops, which are allowed to open. It’s best to check their websites.
Most Coles and Woolworths supermarkets are closed on both days, though some in the CBD and regional NSW are open on Easter Sunday.
Sydney Fish Market is also an exception ??? Friday will be its biggest trading day of the year and its hours are extended from 5am to 5pm. More than 50,000 people are expected to pass through the doors in 12 hours, buying 500 tonnes of fresh seafood including salmon, prawns and barramundi.
: Closed Good Friday, open Saturday 9.30am – 7pm, closed Sunday, open Monday 10am – 7pm.
: Closed Good Friday, open Saturday 8am to 7pm, open Sunday 10am to 7pm.
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All take-away bottle shops must closeon Good Friday and Easter Sunday, according to the Retail Trading Act. If you’re planning to have a few drinks this long weekend, then it’s best to stock up early. Chain stores such as Dan Murphy’s will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
However a take-away liquor outlet operating under a hotel licence is allowed to trade on Easter Sunday, the act states.
Pubs, bars, hotels and clubs are allowed to open, but some choose to close. Check their websites. Transport
Expect a Sunday timetable on every day except Saturday. Photo: Wolter Peeters
Bus, ferry and light rail services will operate to a Sunday timetable on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Saturday services will run to the usual Saturday timetable. Easter Sunday Church services
Church services will be held on Easter Sunday. Photo: Kate Geraghty
St Andrew’s Cathedral: 8.30am and 10.30am Holy Communion, 5pm Contemporary Evening Church Service
St Mary’s Cathedral: 7am and 9am Mass; 10.30am Solemn Mass; Midday Low Mass (Extraordinary Form); 5pm Solemn Vespers and Benediction; 6pm Mass.
St John’s Cathedral Parramatta: 8am, 9.30am, 11am, 7pm Entertainment
The Royal Easter Show is open each day of the long weekend. Photo: Royal Agricultural Society
Cinemas: Open. Check individual websites for details.
Royal Easter Show: Open each day, 9am to 9.30pm.
Taronga Zoo: Open each day, 9.30am to 5pm.
Art Gallery of NSW: Closed on Good Friday, open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am to 5pm.
Museum of Contemporary Art: Open each day, 10am to 5pm.
Powerhouse Museum: Open each day, 10am to 5pm.
n National Maritime Museum: Open each day, 9.30am to 5pm.
n Museum: Open each day, 9.30am to 5pm.
Luna Park: Open Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm, Easter Sunday 10am to 9pm, Monday 10am to 6pm.