Halloween in Australia

Halloween in Australia

Celebrating Halloween in Australia

Halloween is a loved American tradition even though technically the origins are Celtic from Ireland and the United Kingdom. Eventually the traditions made their way to American soil and most people believe it is an ‘American Tradition’

It seems that each passing year in Australia, more and more Halloween decorations, candy and trick or treaters emerge.

It is at this time of year that Pumpkin Spice items are available, if you are wondering where to find Pumpkin Spice in Australia, then I have an article here

Retail Stores

Coles

October 2021 – Halloween items are stocked at Coles including homewares, decorations and themed candy/lollies.  Some Disney items available as well.

Woolworths

September 2021 – Check out their website and you can see there are lots of Halloween section with costume, craft and recipe items.  Halloween items are beginning to appear in stores including Disney items.

Costco

August 2021 – Costco have Halloween items for sale. I haven’t been in store yet but Costco have advertised items on their social media channels. Click here to see their Halloween item for sale on their website.

Halloween Australia

TK Maxx

September 2021 – TK Maxx have several items available, mainly home decor items. Tea towels, pumpkins, rugs, blankets, plates, bowls and even pet toys.   TK Maxx does not have an online store. Click on my list of American Stores here in Australia for a list of the TK Maxx stores in Australia or head to their website.

October 2021 – photos on instagram are showing a huge range of Halloween items, including Rae Dun. I can only hope those in lockdown can experience  it as well. 

Target

October 2021 – Target have a collection of Halloween PJs, t-shirts and decorations online and in store.

Kmart

September 2021 – Kmart have items in store and online as well. Costumes, pet costumes, candy and decorations.

Big W

September 2021 –  Big W have a Halloween section online. Lots of costume and decorations available. 

Amazon Australia

October 2021 – Amazon have a whole Halloween section available on their website. They feature costumes, make up, decorations, treats and movies. 

Best and Less

September 2021 – Best and Less have a few items already listed on the website

The Reject Shop

October 2021 – A reader kindly pointed out that The Reject Shop has more available now. Costumes, decorations and candy for trick or treating. (thanks M!)

Bath and Body Works

August 2021 – Bath and Body Works have advised on their social media they will be getting a Halloween range in for 2021.

Spotlight

September 2021 – Spotlight have a whole range of items online right here. Costumes, decor, make up and baking decorations.

Lush

September 2021 – Lush have released a whole range of Halloween goodies online here. Also available in stores.

Dusk

September 2021 – Dusk have a great range of Halloween goodies online. About to hit the store. 

H & M

September 2021 – H&M have a few costumes and clothing items online. I’m unsure if they are in store as well.

Riot Stores

September 2021 – Riot Stores have a big range of Halloween decorations and craft items.

Pottery Barn Australia

September 2021 – I’ve spotted the cutest Halloween  and Pumpkin themed home decor items – including a few Disney items! and costumes at Pottery Barn. Available in store where open as well as online. 

Lincraft

October 2021 – Lincraft have supplies to make costumes in store and online.

The Kringle Company

September 2021 – This amazing small business that sells Christmas items has a Halloween collection as well. 

Magic Happens Here

October 2021 – Another amazing small business that sells candles and wax melts that have fragrances inspired by Disney. They have new fragrances out ‘Trick’ and ‘Treat’ available in soy candles and wax melts.

Zing Pop Culture

October 2021 – a few Halloween items on their website.

Overflow Beenleigh

October 2021 – Lots of Halloween goodness here. Costumes, makeup, decorations and themed lollies. In store only in Beenleigh, Queensland. See their Facebook page here

Witches of Halloween Shoppe

October 2021 – a Halloween themed shop of goodness: costumes, makeup, decorations – more than you can hope for. In store at 827 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully, Victoria

Catch

October 2021 – catch.com.au have a range of costumes, decorations, tableware and treats available for Halloween.

The Cauldrons Cafe and Emporium

September 2021 – This is a great themed store with mostly Harry Potter products. They also have a whole Halloween section with costumes, decorations and decor. Available in store at Slacks Creek, Queensland or online. 

Halloween themed candy and food products

Something I love about the USA is the way they do themed food and candy for each season and celebration.

Australia seems to slowly catch onto this, personally I love themed food and candy so bring it on!

September 2021 – I’ve seen the below themed or Halloween food items available:

Halloween Events

If you happen to be on the Gold Coast Queensland for October then you can visit Sea World and Dreamworld for Halloween events.

Sea World has Spooky Nights on October 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th 2021. Tickets are selling fast.

Dreamworld has Happy Halloween event this year on 16th, 23rd and 30th October 2021.

Movie World didn’t have their usual Fright Nights Halloween event in 2020 and they aren’t having it in 2021 either. An update on the website says that it will be back in 2022.

Sandgate Post Office Hotel , Qld – Scaryoke Thursday 28th October 2021

Fearaphobia at Westfield Helensvale, Qld It’s a scream park with 100 actors roaming to give the scare of your life! There are also haunted attractions. It will run nightly from October 21st to October 31st 2021. 

Halloween Costumes

Halloween costumes can be hard to find, especially adult ones. Here are specific costumes stores where you can purchase them. 

  • costumes.com.au – online store only, has click and collect available in Melbourne. Has adult, kids and pets Halloween costumes. Also have Halloween props and decorations. Also has many types of other costumes. 
  • costumebox.com.au – online store only. Has adult ad kids Halloween costumes. Also has props, makeup and decorations. Also sells other themed costumes. 
  • blossomcostumes.com.au – online store only. Sells adults and kids Halloween costumes. Also sells Halloween accessories and decorations. Other costumes also available. 
  • heavencostumes.com.au – online store only. Sells adults and kids Halloween costumes as well as other themed costumes. Also sells decorations – including kid friendly decorations. 
  • Jokers Costume Megastore – online and 1821 Ipswich Road Rocklea. Sells adult and kids Halloween costumes and decorations. Also sells other themed costumes. 
  • costumedirect.com.au – online only. Sells Halloween themed adult, kids and pet costumes as well as decorations and accessories. 
  • Disguises – online and 659 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba (Brisbane), Qld. Adults and kids Halloween costumes available. Also have other costumes.
  • The Party People – online and 73-75 Victoria Road, Drummoyne, NSW. Halloween themed costumes for adults and kids available. Also Halloween decorations, lollies and accessories. Also sells other types of costumes. 
  • costumecrazy.com.au – online only. Sells adults, kids and pets Halloween costumes as well as other themed costumes. Also sells Halloween accessories and makeup. 
  • smiffys.com.au – online only. Adults and kids Halloween themed costumes as well as other themed costumes available. Halloween accessories also available. 
  • costumesupercentre.com.au – online only. Sells Halloween costumes for adults and kids. Also sells other themed costumes. Halloween accessories also available. 
  • Sydney Costume Shop – online and Shop5, 1015 Old Princes Highway Engadine, NSW. Adults and kids Halloween costumes and accessories available. Other themed costumes available.

Halloween Instagrammers

Halloween Printables

Over on my Etsy store I’ve created some Halloween Printables including:

  • Trick or Treaters Welcome Here
  • Trick or Treaters Not Welcome Here
  • Treat and Candy Bag Toppers
  • Happy Halloween Sign
  • Sorry out of candy sign

with more to come!

Feel free to send to send me a message if you find Halloween goodies in other stores, I would love to add them to this article to help others.

I also have where to find American fast food here, American food in stores over here and what USA stores are in Australia here

Happy Halloween!

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Written by Janelle July 2020 – updated October 2021