We’d like to wish you a safe and happy Easter, and remind you that some of our services and centres have different hours between 30 March and 2 April. 

Where times are different from usual, details are shown below.

The public holidays over Easter are:

  • Good Friday 30 March
  • Easter Saturday 31 March
  • Easter Sunday 1 April
  • Easter Monday 2 April

Household bin collections

There will be no kerbside household waste, recyclables or green waste collections on Good Friday 30 March 2018. 

If your regular waste collection service falls on Good Friday this year, your collection will take place on Saturday 31 March 2018.

No other dates are affected. Collections return to normal on Monday 2 April. 

Customer services

Customer Service counters at Camberwell, Kew and Hawthorn will be closed from Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April. 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 for the Easter public holidays.

But 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. 

Hawthorn Arts Centre and Town Hall Gallery

The Town Hall Gallery and Hawthorn Arts Centre will be closed for the entire period of the Easter public holidays, and will reopen Tuesday 3 April. 

Boroondara Waste and Recycling Centre 

Open every day except Good Friday. See what you can and can't drop off, and fees that apply.

Other services

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

To access health, ageing and disability services, see Community support.

Aquatic and leisure centres

For opening hours, see the individual recreation centre websites:

Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre

Boroondara Sports Complex

Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre

Kew Recreation Centre