What’s Open in Lane Cove on Australia Day Public Holiday 2022

Australia Day is Wednesday 26 January 2022.  We have done our best to give you accurate information on what’s open on Australia Day but due to the ever-evolving situation with COVID19, a business could be shut due to staff shortages.

Unlike other public holidays, most coffee shops, and local eateries are open.  Some of the cafes and coffee shops do close earlier on public holidays around 2 or 3 pm.

If you’re looking for local things to do on Australia Day – read our article here, there is a free BBQ in Lane Cove Plaza by Lane Cove Rotary, movies, live music and more.

COVID19 PCR Testing Centres

Laverty North Ryde – 60 Waterloo Road North Ryde (no walk ins) – open see hours below
click here

Laverty Willoughby – Willoughby Leisure Centre Car Park – open see hours below


The other testing centres have not updated their website to provide information on whether or not they open.

Supermarkets and Bakery

Woolworths, Coles and Aldi will be open – however supermarkets have been closing earlier due to staff shortages, so don’t leave it until 10 pm to start doing your shopping.

Bakers Delight is open from 7 am to 2 pm and they have some Aussie Damper for you to try and of course the cheesymite.

The Source Bulk Foods will also be open.

Petrol and Convenience Stores

If you need Petrol and Convenience Store items , Jack & Co is open.  You can buy petrol, coffee, ice, snack food and more.  They are located on River Road/Northwood Road Northwood and Burns Bay Road/Centennial Av Lane Cove  (yes some people get confused with the street name changes).

Centro Lane Cove West is open – it is worth checking them out as they have an extensive range and if you are looking for a present for a homesick US, Brazillian, Asian friend they have a big range of foods from overseas to try. Here is a tip – If you live in Riverview you can easily access Centro by walking across Burns Bay Reserve and walking to Hughes Park – so easy and Centro has barista coffee and all your convenience foods.  Find out more about Centro here.

Take the kids to Hughes Park and then grab an ice cream at Centro.

If you need Booze over  Porters, Northwood is open – grab a few Hawke Lagers to feel in the mood.

If you lock yourself out of your house or you need a replacement lock urgently – Alert Locksmiths and Security operate their emergency service 24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week.

I need a Doctor or a Vet.

If you need a Doctor on public holidays, Wise Medical Clinic in Macquarie Park is a private billing emergency clinic, and they are open 10 am-10 pm 7 days a week.

For your Furry family members needing a vet, North Shore Veterinary Hospital in Artarmon is open 24/7 for emergencies.

Local Restaurants, Cafes and Resources Closed on Australia Day 2022

The following are NOT open.

Encasa Lane Cove
Sayulita Lane Cove
The Community Recycling Centre in Artarmon
Lane Cove Library
Lane Cove Return and Earn Depot in Lane Cove West Business Park
Lane Cove Post Office


Have a great day off and ITC will see you having coffee somewhere in Lane Cove tomorrow.

Back To School

It will be back to school very soon, please remember school zones will apply (they apply even if it is a pupil free day – so don’t park in a school zone).  If you are looking for local extracurricular activities for kids of all ages from babies to HSC students we have put together the ultimate guide.  Read more here.

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