Some of our services and centres have different hours on public holidays. Where times are different from usual, details are shown below.

Public holidays 

For a list of public holidays in Victoria, see the Business Victoria website.

Services

Customer service

Customer service counters are closed on all public holidays, but calls to (03) 9278 4444 will be automatically transferred to the emergency after-hours service. You can find out more about our customer service counters on our Contact us page.

You'll still be able to access many of our services online, including:

Household bin collections

Bins are collected on every day of the year, except:

  • Good Friday
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day.

Libraries

Our libraries are closed on all public holidays. However, you can still access our online services on our Collections page.

Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre

The centre is open every day of the year, except:

  • Good Friday
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day.

See what you can and can't drop off, and any fees that apply, on our Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre page.

Kew Depot Recycling drop-off centre

Kew Depot is closed on all public holidays. Find out more about this service on the Kew Depot Recycling drop-off centre page.

Hawthorn Arts Centre and Town Hall Gallery

The Hawthorn Arts Centre and Town Hall Gallery are closed on all public holidays. You can find out more about these venues on our Hawthorn Arts Centre page or our Town Hall Gallery page.

Boroondara Youth Hub

The Youth Hub is closed on all public holidays. You can find out more about this service on the Visit or contact our Youth Hub page.

Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre

The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre is closed on all public holidays. You can find out more about this service on our Volunteering page.

Maternal and Child Health services

Our services aren’t available on public holidays or weekends. We offer services on weekdays by appointment only.

Newborn babies will get home visits. You can make an appointment on our Maternal and Child Health service page.

You can also contact the 24-hour Maternal & Child Health Advisory service on 13 22 29.

Immunisation services 

Our immunisation hubs at Camberwell Library and Hawthorn Community Precinct close over the Christmas period, with no immunisation appointments available between 22 December and 9 January.

To book an immunisation appointment for January 2023, visit our Immunisation page or call (03) 9278 4711.

Services for seniors

Transport and social support services don’t operate on public holidays. We will schedule replacement services around the public holidays.

Other types of care for seniors in Boroondara are provided by a range of registered aged care providers. Please contact your provider for information about their public holiday operations.

To find out more about Council’s Active Ageing services, see our Services for seniors page.

Aquatic and leisure centres

For opening hours on public holidays, please see the individual recreation centre websites:


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