What’s open over the Christmas and New Year public holidays in Victoria

Living Well | RACV | Posted on 24 December 2019

Make your day merry and bright. Here's where to get a coffee on Christmas Day.

Christmas Day might be the national day of family barbecues, fruit pudding and festive gift giving. But just because you’re on holidays, doesn’t mean your caffeine habit is, too. 

Whether you can't face a family gathering without your morning coffee, need to pick up some last-minute supplies, can't be bothered cooking or you're just looking for something to do on the Christmas Day public holiday, here's what's open in Victoria over the Christmas and New Year break.

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Christmas and New Year trading hours in Victoria 



Public Transport 

Public transport in Victoria will be free from 3am on Christmas Day until 3am on Boxing Day with services running to a Sunday timetable. Metropolitan and regional public transport will also be free from 6pm on New Year’s Eve, until 6am on New Year’s Day, including the first regional train services departing the city. 

Trains and trams

Christmas Day: Services running to a Sunday timetable.
 New Year’s Eve: Train and tram services will operate all night, with trains every 8-10 minutes until 1.45am and trams every 5-10 minutes until 2am.

Buses

A number of metropolitan buses routes will operate throughout the night with extra night network buses ensuring everyone can get home safely. 

V/Line

On the regional network, extra V/Line train services and night coaches will be in operation into the early hours of New Year’s Day across the state. V/Line passengers on long-distance train and coach services are urged to reserve seats on Christmas and New Year’s Eve services as there is traditionally a high demand on these days. 

For more information visit ptv.vic.gov.au, or download the arevo app to help you plan your journey.

Supermarkets

Coles

All stores closed Christmas Day.  Normal trading hours apply for all other days, except for Knox and Coburg, which will be closed on both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Visit coles.com.au/store-locator for your nearest store’s revised hours.

Woolworths

All stores closed Christmas Day. Normal trading hours apply for all other days, except for Melbourne Central, Bourke Street and Collins Square, which will be closed New Year’s Day. See woolworths.com.au/stores for your store’s revised opening hours.

ALDI

All stores will be closed on Christmas Day and will reopen on Boxing Day at 9am, with varying closing hours between 7pm to 9pm. All ALDI stores will be open on New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Day, most stores in Victoria will open to different trading hours, with the exception of ALDI Brimbank, which will be closed. 

IGA

Most stores will be closed on Christmas Day. Below are some of the stores across Victoria that will be open. To find your closest store, click here to download to full list of IGA stores.

Fawkner IGA: Open 8am to 1pm
IGA X-press Ripponlea: Open 8am to 8pm
IGA X-press Swifts Creek: Open 7am to 1pm
IGA X-press Shepparton: Open 8am to 12:30pm
IGA X-press Grand Boulevard, Craigieburn: Open 8am to 6pm
Cowes IGA: Open 7am to 9pm
Deer Park IGA: Open 7am to 11pm
Travancore IGA Plus Liquor: Open 8am to 10:30pm
Fitzroy IGA: Open 7am to 11pm
Abbotsford IGA: Open 9am to 11pm
Lower Plenty IGA: Open 8am to 2pm
Rosanna IGA: Open 8am to 2pm
Cheltenham IGA: Open 8am to 9pm
Bentleigh IGA Plus Liquor: Open 9am to 2pm
Bentleigh IGA: Open 9am to 3pm
IGA X-press Flinders Street: Open 8am to 11pm
IGA X-press Southbank: Open 8am to 8pm
IGA X-press Freshwater Place: Open 8am to 7pm
Yarraville IGA: Open 8am to 1pm


Shopping centres

Westfield – Doncaster, Southland, Knox

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 8am to 10pm
New Year’s Day – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday 2 Jan – 9am to 530pm

Westfield Geelong

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 8am to 9pm
New Year’s Day – 10am to 5pm
Thursday 2 Jan – 9am to 5:30pm

Westfield Airport West

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 8am to 9pm
New Year’s Day – 10am to 5pm

Westfield Fountain Gate

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 8am to 10pm
New Year’s Day –10am to 5pm

Westfield Plenty Valley

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 8am to 9pm
New Year’s Day – 10am to 5pm

Westfield Airport West

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 8am to 9pm
New Year’s Day – 10am to 5pm

Chadstone

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 6am to 11pm
New Year’s Day – 10am to 6pm

Melbourne Central

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 8am to 10pm
New Year’s Day – 10am to 6pm

Emporium

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 8am to 10pm
New Year’s Day – 10am to 6pm

The Glen

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 7am-9pm
New Year’s Day – Closed

Eastland

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 7am to 9pm
New Year’s Day – 10am to 5pm

Highpoint

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 7am to 11pm
New Year’s Day – 10am to 5pm

Northland

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 8am to 9pm
New Year’s Day – Closed

DFO South Wharf, Essendon & Moorabbin

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – 7am to 8pm
New Year’s Day – 10am to 6pm

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Entertainment and attractions

Crown Entertainment Complex: Open from 12pm on Christmas Day
Eureka Skydeck: Open 10am to 5.30pm on Christmas Day
Melbourne Star Wheel: Open 1pm to 10pm, with last departure at 9.30pm, on Christmas Day
Melbourne Zoo: Open 9am to 5pm on Christmas Day
Werribee Open Range Zoo: Open 9am to 5pm on Christmas Day
Healesville Sanctuary: Open 9am to 5pm on Christmas Day
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium: Open 9.30am to 6pm on Christmas Day

Cinemas

Cameo Cinemas, 1628 Burwood Highway, Belgrave: Sessions from midday on Christmas Day. 
Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton: Sessions from midday on Christmas Day. 
Classic Cinema, 9 Gordon Street, Elsternwick: Sessions from midday on Christmas Day. 
The Lido, 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn: Sessions from midday on Christmas Day. 
Village Cinemas: Most cinemas open from midday on Christmas Day. Check local complex for opening times.
Hoyts: Most cinemas opening from 1:30pm on Christmas Day. Check local complex for opening times.
Palace Cinemas: Most cinemas open from midday on Christmas Day. Check local complex for opening times.

Cafes

Jake & The Beans Talk: 510 Waverley Rd, Malvern East
Take away coffees only from 8am to 12:30pm on Christmas Day

Tatin Pastries: 143 Bulleen Rd, Balwyn North
Open 7:30am to midday on Christmas Day

Two Bob Snob: 256 Charman Rd, Cheltenham 
Open 8am to 11am on Christmas Day

Boosa: 716 Centre Rd, Bentleigh East
Open 8am to midday on Christmas Day

District Brewer: 36 Brewer Rd, Bentleigh
Takeaway coffees only from 9am to 11:30am on Christmas Day

My Other Brother (MOB): 586 Burke Rd, Camberwell 
Takeaway coffees and muffins only from 7am to 11am on Christmas Day

Monarch Cakes: 103 Acland St, St Kilda 
Normal trading hours

Brunetti: Flinders Lane, Melbourne and Lygon St, Carlton
Open 6am to midday on Christmas Day

Lune Croissant: 119 Rose St, Fitzroy
Takeaway hatch open from 8am to 10am on Christmas Day

Auction Rooms: 103-107 Errol St, North Melbourne 
Open 7:30am to 5pm on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Higher Ground: 650 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
Open from 8am Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Hobba: 428 Malvern Rd, Prahran
Open for coffees and cakes from 7am to 11am on Christmas Day

Mille & B Patisserie: Shop 3/28 Bouverie St, Carlton 
Open 10am to 1pm on Christmas Day