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What’s open in Canberra right now?

Here's a list of the shopping centres, public venues, attractions and dining spots open to Canberra locals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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The Australian government has announced a three-step plan to ease lockdown restrictions across Australia. From 19 June, dining spots, gyms and entertainment venues will open to a maximum of 100 people at one time. Miss your favourite local eatery? See our list of restaurants, cafes and bars now open in Canberra.

If you need to head out, but don't know what's open, you'll find all of the details here. Plus, see our top recommendations for things to do in Canberra.

Note: The below is accurate as of 24 June 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 it is open for business.

19 June: What can I do in Canberra and the ACT?

  • Visit a household without restrictions
  • Dine in at a restaurant or cafe seating 100 patrons
  • Gather at a public venue with 100 patrons, excluding staff
  • Participate in full-contact training for sport, dance and martial arts
  • Visit indoor and outdoor movie theatres, amusement venues, arcades and play centres where a maximum of 100 patrons can safely distance themselves
  • A maximum of 100 patrons can visit the gym, swimming pools, weddings, funerals, beauty salons, campgrounds and places of worship at one time
  • Visit a gallery, museum or historical site where the one person per 4 square metres rule is in place

Travelling in the ACT and New South Wales

While ACT's borders were never officially closed, you can now travel for leisure within the ACT and to New South Wales without worry, unless you're feeling unwell.

This means Canberrans are free to travel to the Snowy Mountains to ski at resorts like Thredbo, once opened on 22 June, or head to Sydney and the South Coast if you're hoping to head toward the ocean.

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If you do travel, it's recommended to maintain physical distancing of up to 1.5 metres from others and practise good hygiene.

What's open in Canberra

Parks and walking trails

There are plenty of great spots in Canberra for you to explore. Gatherings of up to 20 people is permitted from 29 May. Just be sure to keep a 1.5-metre distance from any person you come into contact with while outside.

Here are some of the top parks and walking trails you can visit:


  • Acton Park
  • Australian National Botanic Gardens
  • Canberra Nara Peace Park
  • City Hill
  • Commonwealth Park

Walking trails

  • The Centenary Trail
  • Mount Ainslie
  • Murrumbidgee Discovery Track
  • National Arboretum

Shopping centres and grocery stores

It's business as usual for shopping centres and grocery stores. . Shoppers are encouraged to use the tap and go payment method, to use the hand sanitiser that is likely to be found at the entry and exit point of a store and to be mindful to keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres between you and other shoppers.

  • Canberra Centre: Open and trading as usual. Retailer trading times may vary.
  • Homeworld: Open and trading as usual. Homeworld has increased the frequency of cleaning in high-touch areas, including bathrooms and common spaces.
  • Majura Park Shopping Centre: Open and trading as usual.
  • Manuka Shopping Precinct: Open and trading as usual. Retailer trading times may vary.
  • Westfield: Westfield Belconnen and Westfield Woden are open. Trading hours may vary between stores. Hand sanitiser is available at the concierge desk and increased cleaning measures have been implemented.

Are hotels open in Canberra?

Yes. You can make a booking and stay at a hotel in Melbourne. Additional hygiene measures will be in places and some amenities may be unavailable.

Looking to book accommodation in Canberra? These hotels are open now.

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

If you're looking to visit an eatery or attraction, it's best to book in advance while some restrictions are still in place in Canberra.

What's closed in Canberra?

The Australian government is urging people not to leave their houses unless it's essential. Before heading out, see what's closed in Canberra.

  • Markets: Markets including Old Bus Depot Markets are temporarily closed.
  • Gyms: Gyms can only open for small group supervised sessions only. Unsupervised use of gym equipment is not permitted yet.
  • Nightclubs: Nightlife in Canberra is looking quiet until further notice as all nightclubs are temporarily closed.

Restaurants, cafes and bars open in Canberra

Restaurants and cafes in Canberra can now open their doors for dine-in customers. Take a look below for a list of dining spots that are offering dine-in and takeaway options.

If you know of any other eateries that have reopened, let us know in the comments below.

RestaurantAddressCuisineOpening datesSee available deals
Otis Dining Hall1/29 Jardine Street, 2604, Kingston, ACTModern AustralianOpenSee deals
1882 Bar & Grill13 Gladstone Street, Hall, ACTAustralian, CafeOpen
65 Northourne Restaurant and Wine Bar65 Northbourne Ave, Rudd St, Canberra ACTAustralianOpen
Assembly Bar11 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACTBarOpen
Barrio Collective Coffee28 Lonsdale St, BraddonCafeOpen
Bentham Street Bar and Pizza2/29 Bentham Street Yarralumla, YarralumlaItalianOpen
BentSpoke Brewing Co38 Mort St, Braddon, ACTBarOpen
Capital Brewing CoBuilding 3/1 Dairy Road, Fyshwick, ACTBarOpen
GrazingCnr Cook And Harp St, GundarooModern AustralianOpen
Happy's Chinese Restaurant17 Garema Place, CanberraChineseOpen
Highball Express1/82 Alinga St, Canberra ACTBarOpen
Kita Cafe59 Boolimba Cres, Narrabundah ACTCafeOpen
Krack'd Peppa1 Isabella Dr, Gilmore ACTCafeOpen
Kynefin2/4 Victoria St, Hall ACTCafeOpen
La Cantina4 Iluka Street, Nurrabundah, Canberra, Narrabundah, ACTItalianOpen
Milky LaneUnit 3/21 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACTAustralianOpen
Muse Canberranit 3, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston, ACTAustralianOpen
Old Canberra Inn195 Mouat St, LynehamModern AustralianOpen
P.J O'Reilly'sCorner Alinga St And West Row, CanberraBarOpen
Pilot1 Wakefield Gardens, Ainslie, ACTModern Australian3 June
Rebel Rebel23 Marcus Clarke St, Acton ACTFusion30 May
Royal Hotel85 Monaro St, QueanbeyanBurger, Pizza, BarOpen
Rye Cafe9 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612, Braddon, ACTCafeOpen
Sammy's at the ForeshoreUnit 142, Element 39-45 Eastlake Parade Kingston, CanberraChinese, Asian, MalaysianOpen
Southern Cross Club92-96 Corinna Street, Woden, Phillip, ACTAustralianOpen
Sunday in Canberra54 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin ACTCafeOpen
Sweet Bones8/18 Lonsdale St, Braddon, Braddon, ACTBakeryOpen
Temporada15 Moore St, CanberraModern AustralianTBC
The Boat HouseGrevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton ACTAustralianOpen
The Front1 Wattle Pl, LynehamCafeOpen
The Howling Moon150 Northbourne Ave, Braddon ACTBarOpen
The Italian Place38 Mort St, Braddon ACTItalianOpen
Walt and Burley17-21 Eastlake Parade, KingstonAustralianOpen
XO16 Iluka Street, Narrabundah, ACTAsian, FusionOpen
ZaabUnit 2, 9 Lonsdale Street, BraddonThaiOpen
RestaurantAddressCuisineSee available deals
Eighty/Twenty Food1/18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Modern Australian, CafeSee deals
Wild Duck Fine Asian Cuisine77-78/71 Giles Street, Kingston, 2604Asian, FusionSee deals
Zoo Bar & Grill17 London Circuit, Canberra, 2601Modern Australian, InternationalSee deals
Fricken58/10 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Burgers
Mezzalira55 London Circuit, Canberra, 2601Italian
Italian and Sons7 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Italian
Zaab2/9 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Asian, Thai
Lazy Su1/9 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Chinese, Japanese, Asian
EightysixMode 3 Building, Corner of Elouera & Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Australian
7 Village Indian Restaurant75, 2 Cape st, Dickson, 2602Indian, Halal
Turkish Halal Pide House47 Novar Street, Yarralumla, 2600Kebab
Kinn ThaiShop FG03-FG04/125 Bunda Street, Canberra, 2601Thai, Asian
China Tea Club7 Montford cres, Lyneham, 2602Chinese, Asian
Timmy's Kitchen18 Furneaux Street, Griffith, 2603Chinese, Malaysian
Origin Turkish KitchenEndeavour House, Shop 9/2-10 Captain Cook Crescent, Griffith, 2603Turkish
Japanese Fusion Cafe Friends ManukaManuka Village, Shop 9/18-26 Furneaux Street, Griffith, 2603Japanese, Fusion
Emperor Court Chinese Restaurant19 Bentham Street, Yarralumla, 2600Chinese
Zambrero - ManukaShop 10, 18 Flinders Way, Griffith, 2603Mexican
Belluci's Manuka4 Furneaux Street, Griffith, 2603Italian, Pizza
Momoda Canberra77/71 Giles Street, Kingston, 2604Asian, Chinese
Chomolungma Nepalese Cuisine38 Palmerston Lane, Griffith, 2603Tibetan
Alice's Thai CanberraUnit 1, 19-21 East Row , Canberra, 2600Thai, Asian
BurgerHero31 Mort Street, Braddon, 2612Burgers, Vegan
Asian Noodle House - Civic49 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City, 2601Asian
Turkish Pide & Kebabs4, Wattle pl, Lyneham, 2602Turkish, Kebab
Madam Lu Restaurant20/42 West Row, Canberra City, 2601Malaysian, Asian
Garnish of IndiaShop 1, 70 Bunda Street, Canberra City, 2601Indian
Wok Me - ManukaShop 9, Manuka Terrace, Manuka, 2603Thai, Chinese
2 Yummy BBQ Noodle3/114 Emu Bank , Belconnen, 2617Chinese
Bollywood Masala46 Giles Street, Kingston, 2604Indian
Oporto - Canberra CentreShop Cl04 Lower Ground Canberra Centre 198 Bunda S, Canberra City, 2601Burgers, Chicken
332 Manhattan332/240 Bunda Street, Canberra City, 2601BBQ
Taj Agra Dickson35 Woolley st, Dickson, 2602Indian
Round8/28 Challis Street, Dickson, 2602Pizza, Italian
Crust Pizza - Braddon28 Mort Street, Braddon, 2612Pizza, Italian
Dum Dickson69/12 Challis Street, Dickson, 2602Indian, Halal
Indian Pantry3/37 Kesteven st, Florey, 2615Indian
Chong Co Thai31 Eastlake pde, Kingston, 2604Thai
Punjabi Junction Kingston1, 42 Jardine st, Kingston, 2604Indian, Asian
Five Rivers Indian Cuisine84 Ainsworth Street, Swinger Hill, 2606Indian
Ruchi South Indian CuisineUnit 4/17- 23 Oatley Court , Belconnen, 2617Indian
Little Wu Chinese Street FoodShop G4/8 Cape Street, Dickson, 2602Chinese, Asian
Tu Do Vietnamese Restaurant2/7 Sargood Street, O'Connor, 2602Asian, Vietnamese
B ONE Restaurant16 West Row, Canberra, 2601Korean, Asian
Cocorea Korean Restaurant15 Garema Place, Canberra, 2601Korean
Noodle Choice34 Antill Street, Dickson, 2602Asian, Chinese
Ali Baba- Dickson71 Woolley Street, Dickson, 2602Arabian
iPho1 Garema Place, Canberra, 2601Vietnamese
Lemon Grass - Thai Restaurant - Canberra65 London Circuit, Canberra, 2601Thai
Seoul & Ko114 Bunda Street, Canberra, 2601Asian, Korean
Sammy's Kitchen9 Bunda Street, Canberra, 2601Chinese, Asian
Cheers Cut BraddonG01B, 27 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Taiwanese
Blu Ginger5 Genge st, Canberra, 2600Indian, Vegetarian
Yum Cha @ CBD32 West Row, Canberra, 2601Chinese
Happys Chinese Restaurant17 Garema Place, Canberra, 2601Chinese
Mama's TrattoriaShop 4 Melbourne Building 45 West Row, Canberra, 2601Italian
Trevs @ Dickson20 Challis Street, Dickson, 2602Pizza, Italian
Darbar Indian Restaurant139/24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Indian, Halal
Dosa Hut Canberra CBD180 City Walk, Canberra, 2601Indian
KorBQ13 Petrie Plaza, Canberra, 2601BBQ, Korean
Zeus Street Greek - Canberra21 Genge Street, Canberra, 2601Greek
Spit Shack Express - Braddon14 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Comfort Food, BBQ
Tasuke Noodle House122 Alinga Street, Canberra, 2601Asian, Japanese
Yat Bun Tong Dumpling House10 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Chinese, Asian
The Fish Shack87/105 Petrie Plaza, Canberra, 2601Seafood, Vegan
Zambrero - Civic122 Alinga Street, Canberra, 2601Mexican
Grease Monkey19 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Burgers, American
Tasting China108 Bunda Street, Canberra, 2601Chinese
Kebaba11-13 East Row, Canberra, 2601Kebab
Zambrero - DicksonShop 3 81/71 Woolley Street, Dickson, 2602Mexican
INDIAN ACCENT24 West Row, Melbourne Building , Canberra, 2600Indian, Asian, Halal
Mings Pantry Malaysian Street Food2 Alinga Street, Canberra, 2601Asian, Malaysian
Delhi 6Unit 7/14 Childers Street, Canberra, 2601Indian, Halal
Mr Shabu Shabu35 Childers Street, Canberra, 2601Japanese
Selli's88-96 Bunda Street, Canberra, 2601Cafe, Sandwiches
Beach Burrito Co - Civic181 City Walk, Canberra, 2601Mexican, Vegetarian
Ali Baba Canberra Centre (Down)Bunda Street, Canberra, 2601Kebab
Hello Hanoi100 Alinga Street, Canberra City, 2601Vietnamese
Catch Fish and Chips19 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Fish & Chips, Burgers
Global Ethiopian Restaurant63 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, 2601Ethiopian
Acai Brothers Canberra CivicShop EG06a Canberra Centre, 148 Bunda Street, Canberra, 2601Cafe, Juice
Ka Sushi RamenShop 3, 121 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra, 2601Japanese, Sushi
Flavours of JiangnanShop 6/ 8 Cape Street, Dickson, 2602Chinese, Asian
Mad Mex - CanberraCanberra Center, Shop CL06,148 Bunda Street, Canberra, 2601Mexican, Vegetarian
Sharetea - Dickson4 Cape Street, Dickson, 2602Afternoon Tea
Tang Dynasty Restaurant - Kingston81 Giles Street, Kingston, 2604Asian, Yum Cha
Diamond Chinese Restaurant - Belconnen4/26 Wales St, Belconnen, 2617Chinese, Asian
Orient Kitchen@Dickson - Express19 Woolley Street, Dickson, 2602Asian
Capital Grind - Canberra City2 Akuna Street, Canberra, 2601Cafe
Thai Chiang Rai - Kingston48 Giles Street, Kingston, 2604Thai
Coffee Ruckus - Canberra65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, 2600Cafe, Bakery
Bamiyan Restaurant - Braddon10 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Afghan, Middle Eastern
Subway - Barton48 Macquarie Street, Barton, 2600Sandwiches
Pick Up Stix196 Mouat Street, Lyneham, 2602American
Gozleme Cafe28 University Avenue, Canberra, 2601Cafe, Turkish, Halal
Sharetea - Australian National UniversityB155 Marie Reay Teaching Centre 155 University Ave, Canberra, 2601Taiwanese
Treehouse Bar32 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, 2601Burgers, American
Tikka Stand - Canberra CentralUniversity Avenue, Acton, 2601Indian
At Glebe Cafe185/15 Coranderrk Street, Reid, 2612Burgers, Cafe
Atrium Bar & Restaurant242 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson, 2602Australian, International
Taj Agra Finest Indian Cuisine - Express35 Woolley Street, Dickson, 2602Indian
Manuka Steakhouse18 Flinders Way, Griffith, 2603Steak, BBQ
Tajin Kebab's and Curry18 Flinders Way, Griffith, 2603Turkish, Indian
Niugini ArabicaShop 5 Duffy Place, Duffy, CanberraCoffee, Tea
Delhi 6 (The Drunken Bean)Unit 8/14 Childers Street, Acton, 2601Indian, Chinese
Gus' PlaceShop 8, Garema 8 Arcade, Bunda Street
Super BaoUnit 240, 6 Cape Street, Dickson
Agostinis69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston
Joe's BarInside East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston
Molto Italian155/43 Eastlake Parade, Kingston
XO16 Iluka Street, Narrabundah
The Meating Room45 Liardet Street, Weston Creek
Space KitchenFurzer Street, Woden
Kynefin2/4 Victoria Street, Hall

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