ANZAC Day Restaurants

Are restaurants open on ANZAC day?

In general restuarants, shops and attractions are closed on ANZAC Day (25 April) each year as a mark of respect to the veterans and their families.

However, some restaurants will be open, some for breakfast (especially in the main tourist areas such as Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta and Broadbeach) but will not serve alcohol until at least midday and others will open from 1pm.

It is best to check with the restaurant you want to go to individually.

Many attractions will remain closed all day, and some will open from 1pm with restricted trading hours.

It seems things change! In the past, MovieWorld, SeaWorld and Wet n Wild have been open for at least part of the day, but since 2010 they have been closed for the whole of ANZAC day. Dreamworld and WhiteWater World have followed suit and are now usually closed on ANZAC Day, but this may change from year to year, so it is best to check.

Most shops will be closed and the major shopping centres will be closed on the actual ANZAC day which is 25 April.

In years when ANZAC day falls on the weekend and there is an ANZAC Day holiday that is not on 25 April, you usually find public holiday or Sunday trading hours are the norm for most shops and restaurants.

I hope that answers your question, if you have any more please use the comments below.

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Apr 24, 2012
Bottle Shops Open on ANZAC Day.
by: matt

Do any bottle shops open on ANZAC day on the Gold Coast?

Annie Answers
Sorry Matt,I missed this comment on Tuesday.. probably useless to you now, but for future reference, some small independent bottle shops may open after midday on ANZAC day, but those that are owned by the larger groups such as Liquorland (owned by Coles) and BWS owned by Woolies are unlikely to open due to Queensland laws. So you may find some open. Better to buy what you need beforehand. Cheers Annie

Apr 25, 2010
Restuarants open in Gold Coast on ANZAC Day.
by: Annie

I just did a drive around Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise and for future reference, many but not all restaurants were open.

When we drove through Southport, there were some restaurants open, but not many and even in Labrador I think almost all the Aqua Restaurants were open.

So it is definitely a case of checking with the restaurants you are interested in ahead of time, or else head to one of the more popular and populated tourist areas.

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