What’s Open in Lane Cove on Australia Day Public Holiday 2023

Australia Day is Thursday 26 January 2023.

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, live music and more.

Supermarkets and Bakery

Woolworths, Coles, Harris Farm and Aldi will be open.

Bakers Delight is closed.

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
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
Bakers Delight Lane Cove


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

Double Demerit Points

Double demerit points in place over Australia Day period

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 11:12:49 AM

NSW Police are urging motorists to drive safe this Australia Day period, as a high visibility road safety operation runs throughout the long weekend.

Operation Australia Day will commence at 12.01am on Wednesday (25 January 2023) and conclude at 11.59pm on Sunday (29 January 2023).

Double demerit points will apply for the duration of the operation for speeding, mobile phone, seatbelt, and motorcycle helmet offences.

Traffic and Highway Patrol officers, with assistance from Police Area Commands and Police Districts, will be deployed across all metropolitan and regional areas in NSW, to keep the community safe over the busy period.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Acting Assistant Commissioner Trent King, said with Australia Day falling on a Thursday, police expect a lot of people on the roads from Wednesday and across the weekend.

“With double demerits in place over five days we urge everyone to remember the consequences if you do the wrong thing behind the wheel,” Acting Assistant Commissioner King said.

“While police will be doing everything in their power to work with the community to keep our roads safe, we also want to advise motorists that everyone has a role to play.

“Inside each and every vehicle you pass on the road is a loved one: a mate, a mother, a father, child or a sibling – and we can all take steps to keep them out of harm’s way,” Acting Assistant Commissioner King said.

Head of Safety at Transport for NSW Peter Dunphy said although the road toll currently stands at 13, which is seven less than for the same time last year, it is important motorists don’t become complacent.

“Keeping safe on the roads is everyone’s responsibility, so please make sure you’re well rested before you set off, stick to the speed limit and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination, put the phone away and never ever drive if you’re affected by drugs or alcohol,” Mr Dunphy said.

“Motorists should also remember that school zones are back in force from Friday 27 January, and it is especially important to slow down and take care in school zones at school times – even if you cannot see children near the road.”

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.