Anzac Day 2014: What’s Open, Closed in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Victoria; Restaurants. Banks, Stores, Post Offices, Mail, Libraries, Museums?

April 24, 2014 Updated: April 24, 2014

Anzac Day in 2014 is here and people are wondering what shops and other places are closed and which ones are open.

Anzac Day is a nationwide holiday, thus banks and other services such as mail delivery are not operable.

Many big stores and even lots of small ones shut down on Anzac Day as well–but not all.

The Shop Trading Hours Repeal Act dictates that almost all shops are required to be closed on Anzac Day until 1 p.m.

Other than stores selling basic goods that people can’t put off buying until the next day–such as food, drinks, household items, person items, and gas–then the stores are likely forced to be closed.

Garden centers and real estate agencies are among the businesses that must be closed.

Many restaurants and grocery stores are remaining open on Anzac Day, including in Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane, as will libraries. Other businesses will open at 1 p.m. Emergency services will also be available if needed.

Melbourne and Victoria

Here are some of the stores and attractions that will be open before 1 p.m., per Brisbane Times and Broadsheet. Most other restaurants will open at 1 p.m., in addition to Myer and David Jones stores, Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, and National Gallery of Victoria


Fitzrovia (6:30 a.m.)

Tall Timber (6:30 a.m.)

Batch Espresso (6:30 a.m.)

Cumulus Inc. (7 a.m.)

The European (7 a.m.)

Grace Cafe (7 a.m.)

Le Chien (7 a.m.)

Auction Rooms (7 a.m.)

Sebastians (7 a.m.)

Cobb Lane Bakery (7 a.m.)

The Boatbuilders Yard (7 a.m.)

Las Chicas (7 a.m.)

St ALi South (7 a.m.)

Middle Park Hotel (7 a.m.)

Hammer and Tong 412 (7 a.m.)

Hawthorn Common (7 a.m.)

Circa, The Prince (7 a.m.)

Baby (7 a.m.)

Fifty Acres (7 a.m.)

Crabapple Kitchen (7 a.m.)

Top Paddock  (7 a.m.)

Acland St Cantina (7 a.m.)

The Meatball & Wine Bar (7 a.m.)

Wee Jeanie (7:30 a.m.)

Sensory Lab (7:30 a.m.)

Pei Modern (7:30 a.m.)

Pope Joan (7:30 a.m.)

Brother Thomas (8 a.m.)

The Grain Store (8 a.m.)

Three Bags Full (8 a.m.)

Admiral Cheng-ho (8 a.m.)

Chin Chin (11 a.m.)

The Fish Market Burger and Grill (11 a.m.)

Fonda Mexican Flinders Lane (11:30 a.m.)

Hannoi Hannah (midday)

Attractions and Pharmacies 

Royal Botanic Gardens (7:30 a.m.)

Tambassis Pharmacy (8 a.m.)

Bundoora Midnight Pharmacy (8:30 a.m.)

Melbourne Zoo (9 a.m.)

Nunawading Pharmacy (9 a.m.)

Barts the Chemist (9 a.m.)

My Chemist (9 a.m.)

Mulqueeny Midnight Pharmacy (9 a.m.)

Medibank Icehouse (9 a.m.)

Sealife Melbourne Aquarium (9:30 a.m.)

Melbourne Museum (10 a.m.)

Eureka Skydeck 88 (10 a.m.)

State Library of Victoria (10 a.m.)

Sixes and Sevens (11 a.m.)

Wonderland Fun Park (11 a.m.)

Crown Entertainment Complex (12 p.m.)

IMAX Melbourne Museum (midday)


Here’s some of the stores open before 1 p.m., per We Love Perth. There will be a service at 6 a.m. at the State War Memorial while the main parade will start at 9:30 a.m. at Sr. georges Terrace. Another service will be held in Stirling Gardens at 11 a.m.

Little Stove (5:30 a.m.)

Yelo in Trigg (6:30 a.m.)

Excelsior Deli (6:30 a.m.)

Felix & Co. Specialty Coffee (7 a.m.)

Foam Coffee Bar (7 a.m.)

Gordon Street Garage (7 a.m.)

Moore & Moore Cafe (7 a.m.)

Gordon Street Garage (7 a.m.)

Chalky’s Espresso Bar

The Imp

Duende (7:30 a.m.)

Crow Books (10 a.m.)

The Beaufort Street Merchant (10:30 a.m.)

Bivouac Canteen & Bar (12 p.m.)

Ruck Rover General Store (12 p.m.)

The Precinct (midday)


Here are all the stores that are open before 1 p.m., per The Urban List. Also, the Courier Mail has a list of Anzac Day ceremonies and other events going on.

The Gresham (5 a.m.)

Hawthorne Garage (6 a.m.)

Alfred & Constance (7 a.m.)

Depo (7 a.m.)

Chester Street Bakery & Bar (7 a.m.)

Belle Epoque Pattisserie (7 a.m.)

Buzz Bistro Gasworks (7 a.m.)

PUK Espresso (7 a.m.)


Pearl Cafe


Sourced Grocer

Chalk Hotel

Cove Bar & Dining (7:30 a.m.)

Riverbar & Kitchen (8 a.m.)

The Fox (10 a.m.)

Lock ‘n’ Load Bistro (10 a.m.)


The Summit (11:30 a.m.)

Stokehouse (12 p.m.)

Hatch & Co. (12 p.m.)



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