Banking hours are usually 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday and until 5.00pm on Friday. Some branches can be found open on Saturday mornings. Australia’s four largest banks are: National Australia Bank (NAB), Australia New Zealand Bank (ANZ), Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac Banking Corporation.
The easiest way to get cash away from home is from an ATM (Automated Teller Machine) with an international network such as Cirrus (Mastercard) or PLUS (Visa). Australian ATMs use a four-digit code, so check with your bank and make sure you change yours before you leave home.
Business hours are most commonly 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, with a small variation either side. Places in the north of Australia sometimes open and close a little earlier. If trying to contact a business in another part of Australia, remember time differences apply.
Government offices often close at 5pm, or even 4.30pm.
Shops may stay open later, particularly on Thursday and Friday evenings, and most will be open on Saturdays and Sundays as full weekend trading hours apply in Brisbane.
Typical hours are:
9am-5pm, Monday to Saturday
Supermarkets: 9am-9pm, Monday to Friday