Father's Day is held in Australia as an annual holiday celebrating our Aussie Dads. Traditionally marking the first Sunday of September each year, Father's Day represents an appreciation for all our Fathers do for our families throughout the year. Australians believe Dads deserve a day to be recognised for what it means to be a Father. It's a gift-giving weekend of celebration, allowing Dad to partake in his favourite meal, promotion or even an event deal as a way for families to express gratitude for their father figures in their lives. Father's Day also provides a reason for families to get together as well, especially those whose members are usually distant are often aren't lucky enough to visit their Fathers regularly.
Father's Day takes place on September 4th in 2022, normally September's initial Sunday. Australia experiences its first taste of Spring, making the first week of the month the perfect time to organise Dad's special weekend. Most retailers and restaurants offer big deals and entertainment precincts start shelling out discounts on family venues and activities. As loved ones gear up to purchase presents, Australia's biggest brands introduce their catalogues, offers and best deals in mid-late August ready for a bevvy of bargain hunters! It's a one-day event, however, shoppers are usually out in force comparing catalogue deals and searching for exclusive promotions.
Australian families let Dad decide how they'll celebrate with their families. It's typically a day spent with immediate family including spouses, kids, parents and sometimes grandparents. Restaurants, cafes and pubs are generally booked out at least a week in advance, with popular hangouts and child-friendly venues offering incredible promotions you can prebook. Australian retail giants release their catalogues and often begin revealing their best deals and offers in early August. Father's Day morning involves wives and children showering the man of their house with presents bought and sometimes even lovingly wrapped by both large and small retailers.
Big deals call for big savings, meaning Father's Day isn't just a time to spoil Dad. It's the best time of year to score huge discounts on homewares, fashion, and entertainment just for yourself! Traditionally, how many families' Father's Days unfold is taking Dad out to his favourite breakfast spot, followed by a BBQ in the local park or dinner at the pub or RSL club. A quick flick through the catalogues of Dad's most visited shops provides families with tonnes of great gift and meal ideas for less. New fathers feel extra-special this time of year, as well as the spouses, parents, and siblings partaking in the event.
September springs upon us and the sales begin! Socks and underwear specials flood our monthly catalogues while camping, fishing, and sports gear deals attract wives, kids, and more to the doors of these stores. Don't forget about our younger Dads out there! With exclusive promotions on gaming gear and electronics, it's no wonder Aussie Dads look forward to Father's Day almost more than Christmas! We also do what's dubbed as 'Big Boys Toys' in Australia, with big deals on boats, cars, auto parts, and heaps more country-wide.
The big retailers like Myer, David Jones, Tarocash, Best N Less, and Lowes welcome customers to a share of virtually unlimited clothing deals for Dad. Outdoors retailers like BCF, Kathmandu, and Anaconda also all compete, vying for sales from keen wives and girlfriends. Hardware stores like Bunnings Warehouse and Mitre 10 are also on Dad's radar as their hottest deals and promotions catch the eyes of gift-buyers. While already typically heavily discounted, even further deals and specials can be found at the DFOs or Direct Factory Outlets Australia-wide. JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys and Bing Lee are all electronics retailers with run-out deals and remarkable savings for Dad.