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.
September 2023 – Costco have Halloween items for sale in store
September 2023 – 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.
Pottery Barn Australia
September 2023 – I’ve spotted the cutest Halloween and Pumpkin themed home decor items – including a few Peanuts items! and costumes at Pottery Barn. Available in store as well as 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 2023 – I’ve seen the below themed or Halloween food items available:
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 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th October 2023 are selling fast.
Dreamworld has Happy Halloween event this year on 14th, 21st, 27th October 2023.
Movie World have their Fright Nights Halloween event on 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th and 28th October 2023.
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 20th to October 31st 2023.
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.
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!
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Written by Janelle July 2020 – updated September 2023