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What’s open in Adelaide right now?

Find out which shopping centres, public spaces, attractions and restaurants are open in Adelaide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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We've put together this updated guide so you know what you can and can't do in Adelaide now that restrictions are easing, including where you can dine and travel to. Many of these eased restrictions involve heightened safety and hygiene measures to comply with health regulations.

You can do your part by practicing social distancing and good hygiene. Looking for inspiration for when you're out and about in Adelaide? See our recommendations for things to do in Adelaide.

Note: The below is accurate as of 12 October 2020. Due to the changing nature of the situation, it's best to get in contact with the venue or attraction prior to visiting to ensure they are open for business.

What can I now do in Adelaide?

  • Have up to 50 people in a household at one time. The one person per 2 square metre rule applies
  • Gather outdoors with an unlimited amount of people, as long as there is 2 square metres of space per person
  • Dine at restaurants, cafes and bars, with at least 2 square metres of space per person
  • Travel freely within the state, including camping and caravanning
  • Go to cinemas, theatres, galleries, museums, gyms and beauty salons. Each room must not exceed 1 person per 2 square metres
  • Attend a wedding or funeral with 150 guests
  • Play community sports

Travelling to South Australia

South Australia has opened its borders to residents from Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Travellers arriving from these states are not required to isolate for 14 days. At this stage, South Australia is not lifting border restrictions for New South Wales, Victoria or the Australian Capital Territory.

Travelling within South Australia

There are no restrictions on travelling within South Australia, and it's now encouraged by the government to the support local economy.

Hotels, camp sites, holiday homes and caravan parks are able to welcome visitors.

If you're hoping to see the best that South Australia has to offer during this time read our guide on the best places to visit within South Australia, or just the top spots in Adelaide.

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Adelaide attractions open in October 2020

AttractionOpening hoursBook
Cleland Wildlife ParkOpen 24 hours Monday to SundaySee deal
Adelaide OvalOpen (Times depends on the scheduled game)See deal
Adelaide HillsOpen 10am - 3pm Monday to SundaySee deal
Monarto Safari ParkOpen 9:30am - 5pm Monday to SundaySee deal
Flinders Chase National ParkOpen 9am - 5pm Monday to SundaySee deal
Mega Adventure ParkOpen 11am - 7pm Saturday to Sunday and 1pm - 7pm Monday, Thursday, Friday
Art Gallery of South AustraliaOpen 10am - 5pm Monday to Sunday
South Australian Maritime MuseumOpen 10am - 5pm Monday to Sunday
Migration MuseumOpen 10am - 5pm Monday to Sunday

Looking for things to do during the school holidays? See our guide for school holiday activities in Adelaide.

Parks, walking trails and beaches

With some restrictions in place, you're free to explore and wander open spaces in Adelaide. Be sure to keep a 1.5-metre distance from other people when you're out and about.

Here's what's still open:


  • Adelaide Botanic Gardens
  • Botanic Park
  • Cobbler Creek Recreation Park
  • Himeji Garden
  • Wittunga Botanic Garden

Walking trails

  • Aldgate Valley Nature Walk
  • Belair National Park Waterfall Hike
  • Marion Coastal Walk
  • Morialta Falls Loop
  • River Torrens Linear Trail
  • Tennyson Dunes Native Plant Trail

Beaches: All beaches in South Australia are open. Just maintain a safe distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other people.

Shopping centres, markets and grocery stores

Shopping centres, markets and grocery stores remain open and are liaising with the relevant authorities to ensure the health and safety requirements of staff and customers are being met. Shoppers are encouraged to use the tap and go payment method. Hand sanitiser is likely to be found at the entry and exit points of a store for you to use.

  • Westfield: All Westfields in Adelaide are open. Trading hours may vary between locations. Hand sanitiser is available at the concierge desk and increased cleaning measures have been implemented.
  • Rundle Mall: Open and trading as usual. Retailer trading times may vary.
  • Port Adelaide Plaza: Open and trading as usual. Retailer trading times may vary.

Are hotels open in Adelaide?

Yes. You can book and stay at a hotel in Adelaide. There may be some restrictions in place and some amenities may be unavailable.

You can book these Adelaide hotels to stay at right now.

Do I need to pre-book to visit dining venues and attractions?

If you plan to dine at a popular eatery or visit an attraction on the weekend or during the school holidays, it's best to book in advance.

What restaurants and cafes are open in Adelaide?

Restaurants are starting to reopen their doors for dine-in customers and we've outlined these eateries below, along with your takeaway options. Customers are being asked not to bring keep cups as a hygiene and safety precaution.

If your favourite isn't on this list, contact them to find out if they are open.

RestaurantAddressCuisineOpening dates
The Banksia Tree Cafe147 St Vincent Street, Port AdelaideCafe, VegetarianOpen
Acacia3/269 Seaview Road, Henley BeachCafeOpen
AkimitsuShop 2 62-68 Hindley Street, AdelaideAsian, JapaneseOpen
Amalfi Pizzeria Ristorante29 Frome Street, AdelaideItalianOpen
Anchovy Bandit3/98 Prospect Road, ProspectBarOpen
Bai Long Store80 Hutt Street, AdelaideAsian, FusionOpen
Blue Velvet Artisan Pizzeria, Pastry and Dessert Lab70 Henley Beach Road, Mile EndBakeryOpen
Borsa Pasta CucinaShop 1, Plaza Level 25 Grenfell Street, AdelaideItalianOpen
Botanic Garden RestaurantPlane Tree Drive, AdelaideModern Australian5 June
Buk Buk Southern Hot1/254 Grange Road, Flinders ParkAmericanOpen
Chicco Palms437 Henley Beach Road, Brooklyn ParkItalianOpen
Coccobello209 Glen Osmond Road, FrewvilleItalianOpen
East End Cellars25 Vardon Avenue, AdelaideBarOpen
Fine & FettleUnit 4 57 Magill Road, StepneyIndianOpen
Fred Eatery4/220 Mount Barker Road, AldgateCafeOpen
Froth and Fodder41 Mortimer Street, Kurralta ParkCafeOpen
Gang Gang69 Unley Road, ParksideAsianOpen
Herringbone72 Halifax Street, AdelaideModern AustralianOpen
11 Ebenezer Place, AdelaideCafeOpen
Karma & Crow251 Richmond Road, RichmondCafeOpen
Leigh Street Wine Room9 Leigh Street, AdelaideBar, Modern AustralianOpen
Little Bang Brewing Company25 Henry Street, StepneyBarOpen
Local Grind33 Warwick Street, WalkervilleCafeOpen
Lost in a Forest1203 Greenhill Road, UraidlaPizzaOpen
Low & Slow American BBQ17 Commercial Road, Port AdelaideAmericanOpen
Melt Henley269 Seaview Road, Henley BeachPizzaOpen
Minestra23 Churchill Road, ProspectItalianOpen
Mister Pigeon269 Gilles Street, AdelaideCafe, VegetarianOpen
Mum Cha279 Rundle Street, AdelaideChineseOpen
My Kingdom For A Horse191-195 Wright Street, AdelaideCafeOpen
NidoShop 2 160 King William Road, Hyde ParkItalianOpen
NOLA28 Vardon Avenue, AdelaideBarOpen
Nu Thai228 Morphett Street, AdelaideThaiOpen
Orso36 Kensington Road, Rose ParkModern EuropeanOpen
Osteria Oggi76 Pirie Street, AdelaideEuropean, ItalianOpen
Part Time LoverPilgram Lane, AdelaideCafeOpen
Peel St9 Peel Street, AdelaideAsian, Middle Eastern, Modern AustralianOpen
Peter Rabbit234 Hindley Street, AdelaideCafeOpen
Pickle in the Middle134 Unley Road, UnleyCafeOpen
Press Food and Wine40 Waymouth Street, AdelaideModern AustralianOpen
Red October22 Gilbert Place, AdelaideBar, Modern AustralianOpen
Ryo's Noodles80 Gouger Street, AdelaideJapaneseOpen
Seamore's255 Esplanade, Henley BeachPizzaOpen
Sho17 Leigh Street, AdelaideAsian, JapaneseOpen
Shobosho17 Leigh Street, AdelaideAsian, JapaneseOpen
Sparkke at the Whitmore317 Morphett Street, AdelaideBarOpen
Stem188 Hindley Street, AdelaideMediterraneanOpen
Tell Henry20 The Parade West, Kent TownCafeOpen
The Exeter26 Rundle Street, AdelaidePubOpen
The Stag Public House299 Rundle Street, AdelaideAustralianOpen
West Oak Hotel208 Hindley Street, AdelaideAustralian, ContemporaryOpen
Whistle & Flute136 Greenhill Road, UnleyCafeOpen
Yiasou George30 Vardon Avenue, AdelaideGreek, MediterraneanOpen

What bars are open in Adelaide?

Alfred's Bar14 Peel Street, Adelaide
Alpha Box & Dice8 Olivers Road, McLaren Vale
Bank Street Social48 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Bibliotheca27 Gresham Street, Adelaide
BRKLYN260A Rundle Street, Adelaide
Clever Little Tailor19 Peel Street, Adelaide
East End Cellars25 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
Hains and Co23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide
HellboundDownstairs 201 Rundle Street, Adelaide
La Moka16a Peel Street, Adelaide
Leigh Street Wine Room9 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Little Bang Brewing Company25 Henry Street, Stepney
Maybe Mae15 Peel Street, Adelaide
NOLA28 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
Paloma20 Peel Street, Adelaide
Pink Moon Saloon21 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Proof9a Anster Street, Adelaide
Red October22 Gilbert Place, Adelaide
Seamore's255 Esplanade, Henley Beach
The Exeter26 Rundle Street, Adelaide
The Stag Public House299 Rundle Street, Adelaide
The Wheatsheaf Hotel39 George Street, Thebarton
West Oak Hotel208 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Before heading out, see what's closed in Adelaide.

  • Cinemas, amusements parks and entertainment venues: This includes all indoor and outdoor entertainment including Event Cinemas, Hoyts, Gu Film House, Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas, Mercury Cinema, Piccadilly Cinemas, Moonlight Cinema Adelaide, Capri Theatre, Adelaide Zoo and The Beachouse. Many of these venues are planning to open their doors in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.
  • Indoor and outdoor markets: Markets including Gilles at the Grounds, Fishermen's Wharf Markets and Brighton Sunday Market are closed.
  • Nightclubs: Nightclubs are temporarily closed.

Other quick ways to save money

Are you spending money in Adelaide? How about saving a little too? There are plenty of small changes that you can make to your daily life that will help you save some extra cash – which might be a good idea during this time of uncertainty.

Find out how to save money on your health insurance or get better rates on your personal loan using our guides below. Plus, check out the new Finder app, which hunts down savings and sends you alerts, so you can save better without lifting a finger.

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