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Shopping & hours

Shopping & hours

Largest shopping centres

Victoria's largest shopping centres are located within Melbourne's suburbs.

Rank by retail space Rank by number of shops Shopping centre Location
 
1 1 Chadstone Malvern East
2 3 Westfield Fountain Gate Narre Warren
3 2 Highpoint Maribyrnong
4 7 Westfield Knox Wantirna South
5 5 Eastland Ringwood
6 6 Westfield Southland Cheltenham
7 4 Westfield Doncaster Doncaster

Major supermarket chains

Aldi
Aldi
Coles
Coles
Costco
Costco
FoodWorks
FoodWorks
IGA
IGA
Woolworths
Woolworths
       

Supermarkets at a location in Victoria

Major department store chains

BigW
BigW
David Jones
David Jones
Dimmeys
Dimmeys
Harris Scarfe
Harris Scarfe
K-Mart
K-Mart
Myer
Myer
Target
Target
   

Shopping hours

Except for 2½ days each year, Victoria has unrestricted trading hours throughout the city and country areas. This allows businesses to open any time of the day or any day of the week.

The 2½ days each year of restricted trading are the following public holidays:

  • Good Friday
  • Christmas Day
  • Anzac Day (only up to 1pm)

On those days, only exempt shops are permitted to open. Exempt shops include chemists, petrol stations, restaurants, takeaway outlets, service providers, hire outlets and those businesses with a small number of employees.