Please note that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all churches have been closed and public masses have been suspended as of March 23, 2020. Please check with your church to see if there is an online streaming of their mass services
Good Friday kicks off the Australian Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Friday the 2nd of April 2021.
Good Friday is a public holiday which is observed with almost all shops and stores closing and people spending the day at home with family and friends or attending a church service. Traditionally, fish or seafood is served on Good Friday with many fish and chip shops remaining open to serve thousands of customers.
Good Friday 2021 – Public Holiday, Church Service, Food & Open Stores
The Easter long weekend in Australia will be celebrated with a number of public holidays starting with Good Friday on the 10th of April, Easter Saturday on the 11th of April, Easter Sunday on the 12th of April and Easter Monday on the 13th of April. This has the effect of creating a 4-day long weekend for Australians which means that many families use this time to travel and spend time with their family and friends.
Visitors to Sydney should note that most shops, supermarkets and attractions are closed on Good Friday. You will, however, find service/petrol stations and 7/11 stores open, some cinemas still open. Other attractions that remain open on Good Friday include the Taronga Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Luna Park.
As thousands of people travel during the Easter long weekend, there is a lot of traffic on the road and accommodation books up quickly. If you are interested in taking a holiday over the long weekend, click the link below to find the best accommodation deals. Don’t hesitate, as holiday accommodation is very popular during this time.