What’s open over the Christmas and New Year public holidays in Victoria
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.
Christmas and New Year trading hours in Victoria
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.
A number of metropolitan buses routes will operate throughout the night with extra night network buses ensuring everyone can get home safely.
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.