TAMWORTH’S major shopping centres will open a little later following official Anzac Day commemorations on Wednesday.
In line with NSW legislation, supermarkets in the area are unable to open their doors before 1pm on following the official Anzac Day activities.
Major supermarkets and specialty stores at Tamworth Shoppingworld including Woolworths are expected to start trading when the centre opens its doors at 1pm.
However, trading for the smaller stores on the public holiday is optional.
Businesses in Centrepoint Shopping Centre will remain closed until 1pm, however the centre’s public toilets will be open.
A spokesperson said Jamaica Blue is expected to be open early to serve Anzac Day coffee.
Major retailers Aldi and JB Hi-Fi will open doors at 1pm for Wednesday trading.
Carlos IGA stores in Calala and South Tamworth will open from 1pm until 6pm on Anzac Day.
Tamworth Square shopping centre will open at 1pm with Coles to remain open until 8pm and Kmart until 7pm.
For movie-goers, Forum Six cinema will be open on Anzac Day from noon until about 10.30pm.
Smaller cafes and stores in the Tamworth CBD are expected to open their doors for trading later in the day.
Tamworth Regional Council’s Ray Walsh House and the Tamworth Court House will be closed on Wednesday for the public holiday.
The Tamworth and South Tamworth libraries will also be closed along with the Tamworth Regional Art Gallery.
The Tamworth Regional Youth Centre will not open its doors on Anzac Day.
Council’s public facilities in the wider Tamworth region will also be closed on the day.