Everything you need to know about the 2017 Boxing Day sales

RateCity Staff

RateCity Staff

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With the biggest shopping day of the year approaching, Australian shoppers and bargain hunters are getting ready to hit the ground running this Boxing Day.

Boxing Day is a great day to grab yourself a bargain and get the gifts you were hoping to receive this Christmas, or to prepare for the coming work or school year.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2017 Boxing Day sales.


Sydneysiders looking to shop up a storm have plenty of options available, with all Westfield shopping centres open across NSW. Westfield City and Westfield Bondi Junction open from 7am – 9pm on Boxing Day, with Westfield Chatswood and Westfield Warringah Mall open from 8am – 6pm. Both Myer and David Jones in the CBD will be open extended hours during Boxing Day.

If you’re in the market for homewares or furniture, Supa Centa Moore Park is open from 10am – 5pm, and is home to stores like JB Hi-Fi, Bing Lee and Toys R Us.


Regarded as Australia’s shopping capital, there’s no shortage of Boxing Day bargains in Melbourne. If you’re looking for something more boutique, head to the Chapel Street precinct or try Bridge Road in Richmond. There’s a variety of retailers in both locations, ranging from local designers to big brand names like Marcs. Opening hours vary from store to store, but safe to say that doors open from 10am.

If malls are more your style, head to Melbourne Central, which is open from 8am – 10pm. As one of Melbourne’s top shopping centres, you’ll find brands including Calvin Klein, Bonds and Levi’s.

Other shopping locations to note are Southgate, along the banks of the Yarra River, Chadstone Shopping Centre and shopping along Bourke Street Mall.


There’s more to Australia’s capital than politicians and museums. For a dose of retail therapy, head to Canberra Centre from 8am – 7pm. Westfield Woden will also be open from 8am – 5:30pm, and includes stores like Adairs, Bonds and David Jones.

If the already low prices at the Canberra Outlet Centre aren’t enticing enough, there will be further discounts this Boxing Day, with stores open from 8:30am – 6:30pm.


Adelaide’s Rundle Mall is home to over 700 stores, so there’s bound to something for everyone. Opening hours vary from store to store, but most will be open between 11am and 5pm. If you’re looking for outlet stores, try Adelaide favourite Harbour Town Adelaide, which is open between 10am and 5pm.

Westfield Marion, Castle Plaza Shopping Centre and Elizabeth Shopping Centre are not open on Boxing Day, but do reopen on Tuesday 27 December.


If you’re looking for a Boxing Day bargain in Brisbane, there is no shortage of options, as many malls, centres and arcades are open. If boutique stores are more your calling, head to Brisbane Arcade between 9am and 6pm, where you’ll find jewellery, designers and plenty of fashion.

The iconic Queen Street Mall is home to big names like Myer, Zara, H&M and Country Road, and is open between 9am and 6pm on Boxing Day.

If an air-conditioned mall is more your vibe, Westfield Chermside, Carindale and North Lakes are all open between 9am and 6pm, and Westfield Garden City and Helensvale locations are open between 9am and 5:30pm.


If you’re on the west coast and looking to hit the Boxing Day sales, here’s what you need to know.

Garden City is open from 9am – 6pm and has stores like Apple, Cotton On, Country Road and David Jones.

Westfield centres like Carousel and Whitford City are also open between 8am and 6pm. With big brand names and department stores like Myer, there is something to keep everyone entertained.

Other Perth shopping spots include Karrinyup Centre, which is home to David Jones and open between 8am and 6pm. Claremont Quarter is open between 7am and 9pm on Boxing Day.


There’s many a bargain to be had in the Top End this Boxing Day. With Darwin classics like Casuarina Shopping Square open from 8am to 6pm, you’ll find stores like Kikki.K, Cue, JB Hi-Fi, Platypus Shoes and many more.

For an outdoor shopping mall filled with fashion, arts and crafts, cafes, Aboriginal art, locally made jewellery and tropical clothing, head to Smith Street Mall. Individual store hours vary.


With the Sydney to Hobart kicking off alongside the Boxing Day sales, Tasmanians looking for a bargain will have plenty of opportunities to shop and save.

At Centrepoint Hobart, you’ll find a range of cafes and clothing stores like Noni B and Laura Ashley. Not every store is open, so it’s best to call ahead and check.

Tasmania’s largest shopping centre, Eastlands in Hobart, is home to over 90 stores and has over 1,445 free car spaces. Stores like Cotton On, Rebel Sport, Sussan and Surf Dive N Ski are open between 8:30am – 6:00pm.

If laneways and arcades are more your style, head to Hobart’s City Centre where you’ll find boutiques, local designers and big brand names. Individual store opening hours vary.

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