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What’s open in Melbourne over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend

Chadstone shopping centre will be open from 9am-5:30pm on the Queen’s birthday. Courtesy: Andrew Tauber

While Queen Elizabeth’s actual birthday is on April 21, in Victoria we celebrate it on Monday, June 10.

This usually means a long weekend for many people, so if you’re wondering what’s open in Melbourne, take a look at our guide.

It covers everything from the opening hours of supermarkets and shopping centres to changes on the roads and public transport.

SUPERMARKET OPENING HOURS

Coles: No trading restrictions

Woolworths: All stores open except Bourke St and Collins Square

ALDI: No trading restrictions

IGA: Majority of stores opened

MARKET OPENING HOURS

Queen Victoria Market, South Melbourne Market, Prahran Market, Preston Market and Footscray Market will be closed on June 10 like they usually are on Mondays.

POST OFFICES

Some post offices may be open but no local mail or parcel deliveries will take place.

SHOPPING CENTRES

Melbourne Central: Open from 10am-7pm but individual store times may vary.

Melbourne Emporium: Open from 10am-7pm but individual store times may vary.

Highpoint: Open from 9am-5:30pm.

Chadstone: Open from 9am-5:30pm.

Eastland: Open from 9am-5:30pm.

Northland: Open from 9am-5:30pm.

The Glen: Open from 9am-5:30pm.

Westfield Plenty Valley: Open from 9am-5:30pm.

Westfield Geelong: Open from 9am-5:30pm.

Westfield Doncaster: Open from 9am-5:30pm.

Westfield Southland: Open from 9am-5:30pm.

Westfield Fountain Gate: Open from 9am-5:30pm.

Westfield Knox: Open from 9am-5:30pm.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

SERVICES CHANGES:

Sandringham Line

Buses will replace trains from Parliament to Sandringham until 6am on June 9 for Metro Tunnel works. Passengers should allow an extra 60 minutes.

Belgrave/Lilydale Line

Buses will replace trains from Parliament to Camberwell from June 8-11 for maintenance works.

Glen Waverley Line

Buses will replace trains between Richmond and Glen Waverley from June 8-11 for maintenance works.

Pakenham Line

From June 9-14 buses will replace trains from Dandenong to Pakenham for night works.

Over the long weekend, PTV will be adding 44 extra train trips and 307 tram trips to get footy fans to and from the three games played in Melbourne for Round 12.

Planned works across the network will impact this weekend’s games.

For Sandringham line passengers heading to the football, bus replacement services will connect with trains at Caulfield and South Yarra where passengers can board services to Richmond station.

After the game, Sandringham line passengers are advised to take a Cranbourne, Pakenham or Frankston service from Richmond station and connect with buses at South Yarra or Caulfield.

Monday June 10

For the Queen’s Birthday clash between Collingwood and Melbourne at the MCG, passengers on the Belgrave/Lilydale lines are advised to take a rail replacement bus from Camberwell to Parliament — there will be a mixture of express and semi-express buses.

Glen Waverley line passengers are advised to take a rail replacement bus from Glen Waverley to Richmond where they can continue their journey by train. Buses will also depart from Caulfield on the Cranbourne/Pakenham/Frankston line to East Malvern where buses will continue the journey to Glen Waverley.

Train

Services will run to a Saturday timetable (not Night Network services).

V/Line

Services will run to a Saturday timetable except for Swan Hill and Bendigo which have minor alterations to the timetable.

Tram

Services will run to a Saturday timetable.

Bus

Services will run to a Saturday timetable.

ROADS

The eastbound section of La Trobe St will be shut between Swanston and Elizabeth streets until mid-June.

This is to allow for service relocations and the first step towards building the underground connection from Melbourne Central to the new State Library Station.

ATTRACTIONS

NGV: 10am-5pm

ACMI at Fed Square: 10am until late

Eureka Skydeck: 10am-10pm

Melbourne Museum: 10am-10pm

Luna Park: 11am-11pm

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel: 11am-10pm

Melbourne Zoo: Always Open

Royal Botanical Gardens: 9:30am-5pm

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium: 9:30am-6pm

State Library of Victoria: Open until 6pm.

Old Melbourne Gaol: Open from 9:30am-5pm

ACTIVITIES

The Big Freeze

June 10

MCG

Terracotta Warriors & Caui Guo-Qiang

Until October 13

NGV

Woodend Winter Arts Festival

June 7-10

Woodend Buffalo Sports Stadium

Winter Wine Weekend 2019

June 8-10

Mornington Pensinsula

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne

June 8-9

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Source: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/a-guide-to-whats-on-in-melbourne-over-the-queens-birthday-long-weekend/news-story/d2447d9ede37dea7babce7d743d6f689