Tuesday 6 November is the Melbourne Cup public holiday, and we would like to remind you that some of our services and centres may be closed or have different hours. 

Household bin collections

Household waste, recyclables and green waste collections will be collected as per the usual Tuesday schedule. Please put your bins out as normal if your bin day is Tuesday 6 November.

Customer service

Customer Service counters at Camberwell, Kew and Hawthorn will be closed on Tuesday 6 November. On these public holidays, calls to 9278 4444 will be automatically transferred to the emergency after-hours service. Contact us.

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


All library branches are closed on Tuesday 6 June.

While the doors may be closed, the library never closes online. 

Access our library services online to read journals or articles like ANZ Reference Centre Plus or ProQuest Research Library, access eBooks and audio books such as Overdrive, Bolinda Borrow Box or Storybox or even watch free films and documentaries via Beamafilm. 

And you can always manage your library account or reserve items online anytime. 

Other services

A number of our other services are not available on public holidays, including:

Hawthorn Arts Centre, Town Hall Gallery and Kew Court House

Hawthorn Arts Centre, Town Hall Gallery and Kew Court House will be closed, and will reopen Wednesday 7 November.

Boroondara Waste and Recycling Centre 

The Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre in Camberwell will be open. See what you can and can't drop off, and fees that apply.

Aquatic and leisure centres

For opening hours, see the individual recreation centre websites: