ANZAC DAY Trading Hours 2020 – What’s Open in Lane Cove

Things are a bit different this year.  There will be no clubs or pubs open for diggers to have a drink at after the parade or to play 2 up.

Woolworths and Coles are allowed to open early today and both open at 9 am this morning. (usually it is from 1 pm only).

Woolworths will close at 6pm and Coles at 9pm
Bakers Delight is open until 1 pm
Service Stations and Convenience stores such as Jack & Co and 7 Eleven are both open.
Priceline Pharmacy Lane Cove will be open from 1 pm.


Most Coffee Shops in Lane Cove are open.  You can find out how you can get home delivery here and also order some lunch.

Lane Cove Coffee Shops/Cafes Home Delivery and Grab and Co

All  other shops must remain closed until 1pm unless they are a small business (owned by one company or two people) or they are an exempt shop. Exempt shops are defined as:

  • Book shops
  • Cake and pastry shops
  • Chemists shops
  • Cooked provision shops
  • Florists shops
  • Fruit and vegetable shops
  • Newsagencies
  • Nurseries
  • Pet shops
  • Recorded music, video or dvd shops
  • Restaurants, cafes or kiosks
  • Seafood shops
  • Shops ancillary to venues for playing sport of physical recreation
  • Souvenir shops
  • Take-away food and drink shops
  • Tobacconists shops
  • Vehicle shops, vehicle service centres or petrol stations

Personal Reflection

Meanwhile, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is also encouraging Australians to join together by individually commemorating with a personal reflection at 11.30 am AEST – 4.30 am in Gallipoli – a time that broadly represents the landings at Gallipoli at dawn on 25 April 1915.

ABC and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs have produced a video and audio personal reflection piece, to help Australians with their personal reflection at 11.30am. This consists of the Ode, a minute’s silence and the Last Post.

A pre-recorded Last Post Ceremony will be posted to the Memorial’s digital platforms at 4.55 pm this afternoon. The ceremony will feature the story of Private Thomas Anderson Whyte of the 10th Battalion AIF — who was killed during the landing at Gallipoli in 1915 — read by Sergeant Shelby Powell of the Royal Australian Air Force.

A range of content developed by the Memorial to encourage people to commemorate Anzac Day from home is available online at:

Lane Cove Council

Council and the Lane Cove RSL Sub-Branch are proud to bring residents the first-ever digital ANZAC Day service.

This special service will include an address from MC LTCOL Graeme Davis (Ret’d), Mayor of Lane Cove, Councillor Pam Palmer and more.

Tune in via Council’s Facebook page or Council’s website to watch the service.

For more details on how you can commemorate ANZAC Day including the LaneCove Remembers Audio Guide, visit