What’s Open in Lane Cove on The National Day of Mourning

Australia will observe a National Day of Mourning and a National public holiday on Thursday, 22 September 2022.

Usually when we have a public holiday it is easy for ITC to put together a list of local businesses that will be opened/closed (and when we say easy we still have to contact many local businesses to obtain the information)

In most cases, retail (other than food and groceries is closed) and our local cafes and eateries are open but will have different hours. Most of the businesses we contacted said they will be operating on Sunday hours.

National Day of Mourning Activities

National Memorial Service – Canberra –  11.00 am

A National Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, 22 September 2022, at Parliament House in Canberra.

One minute of silence will be observed nationwide at 11 am on Thursday, 22 September.

Lane Cove

Thursday 22 September, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm (public holiday): Lane Cove Locals may leave flowers and sign the condolence book at The Canopy.

Condolence Books

Lane Cove Locals will also be able to sign the Lane Cove Council condolence book at the Lane Cove Library. The books will be sent to Buckingham Palace and archived by the Commonwealth. They may be displayed at its national institutions, forming part of the lasting record of Australia’s close relationship with The Queen over many decades. They will be able to do this on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this week.

You can sign a digital condolence book:

Official Buckingham Palace – Condolence Book here

Commonwealth of Australia – Condolence Book here

Double Demerit Points

Double Demerit Points Apply. They will be in place from midnight, Wednesday 21 September 2022 to midnight, Sunday 25 September 2022.

Friday 23 September 2022 is a school day therefore double demerit points will apply to all relevant school zone offences committed on that day.



Some retail stores have contacted us and told us when they will be open.  In most cases, stores will be open, but they will be trading on reduced hours – normally Sunday Trading hours.

These stores sent us their details:

The Source Bulk Foods Lane Cove – 10 am to 4 pm
The Burns Bay Bookery – 10.00 am to to 2 pm
Bella Cove Lingerie – 9.00 am to 2.00 pm
Zjoosh – 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Eyes on Lane Cove – 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (but check as they could close earlier)

Petrol, Convenience Stores, Booze and Yikes I have Locked Myself Out

If you need Petrol and Convenience Store items, Jack & Co is open at both Northwood and Burns Bay Road.  You can buy petrol, coffee, ice, snack food and all those ingredients for your new-found love of baking.

If you need Booze Porters Northwood is open from 10 am to 8 pm.

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.

Centro is also Open.

Supermarket and Grocery Items

Business Hours
Woolworths 7 am – 10 pm
Coles 6 am – 10  pm
Harris Farm 7 am- 10 pm
Centro Lane Cove 6.30 – 11 pm
IGA Greenwich 7.30 am to 12.30 pm


Chooks and Bread

Business Hours
Baker’s Delight Opens 7 am to 2 pm
Chargrill Charlie’s Open 9.30 am to 8.00 pm
Jack & Co 6 am – 9 pm


Coffee Shops/Gelato

Business Open or Closed
Bella Bacio TBC
Birdwood Café Open
Fink Café CLOSED
Jack and Co Open
Ground Caffé Open
La Provence Open
Gelatissimo Open
Lil Lane TBC
Nibu Closed
One Seed Open
Pottery Green Open
Story Open
The Cake Man Open
The Junction Open
Unwined Open until 12pm



Most Restaurants will be open – but a good idea to make a booking and it is a public holiday so surcharges may apply.

Sunset Diner will be closed.

Cleaning UP and DIY

Many people clean up and undertake DIY, the Community Recycling Centre located at 8 Waltham Street in Artarmon is a one-stop shop for safely disposing of problem household wastes such as paint, gas bottles, e-waste or motor oil and more.  In other words, problem wastes that can’t be collected via council kerbside waste or recycling collection services all year round.  They are closed.

Lane Cove and Greenwich Library

As the Libraries are closed.

Lane Cove Post Office

The Lane Cove Post Office is closed.

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