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What’s open in Canberra right now?

Here's a list of the shopping centres and takeaway options available to Canberra locals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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In response to COVID-19, all non-essential gatherings have been cancelled in Australia. Eat-in restaurants, gyms, pubs, clubs, entertainment venues and cinemas are closed until further notice. Places that offer essential service including supermarkets, schools and hairdressers are currently still open.

If you need to head out, but don't know what's open, these are the shopping centres and takeaway restaurants still trading in Canberra.

Note: The below is accurate as of 1 April 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's open in Canberra

There are still plenty of open spaces for you to exercise and get fresh air in Canberra. You can leave the house with the people who live under your roof, just keep in mind you can't publicly gather with more than one other person who lives outside of your household. Be sure to keep a 1.5 meter distance from other people when you're out and about.

Here's what's still open:

Parks

  • Acton Park
  • 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. Just be mindful opening hours may shift slightly at short notice over the following weeks. 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 yourself and other shoppers.

If you're heading to a larger shopping centre, play areas and gyms will not be open. You can still order from food courts, cafes and restaurants but these orders will be for takeaway only.

  • 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.

Restaurants and cafes: Where to get a bite to eat

Restaurants and cafes are currently banned from letting customers dine inside their venue. Don't fret, though. Any restaurant or cafe that chooses to remain open is able to offer takeaway. Some cafes and restaurants have altered their menus to reflect this and are also asking customers not to bring keep cups for takeaway coffee as a hygiene and safety precaution.

Canberra restaurants and cafes open for takeaway

Know any other restaurants that have turned to takeaway? Let us know in the comments below so we can add them to our list.

Restaurant nameAddressCuisine
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
Eighty/Twenty Food1/18 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, 2612Modern Australian, Cafe
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
Wild Duck Fine Asian Cuisine77-78/71 Giles Street, Kingston, 2604Asian, Fusion
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
Zoo Bar & Grill17 London Circuit, Canberra, 2601Modern Australian, International
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 Arabica
Shop 5 Duffy Place, Duffy, Canberra
Coffee, Tea
Delhi 6 (The Drunken Bean)Unit 8/14 Childers Street, Acton, 2601Indian, Chinese

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.

  • Cinemas, amusements parks and entertainment venues: This includes all indoor and outdoor entertainment including Dendy Cinemas, Palace Electric Cinemas and Hoyts.
  • Galleries, museums and libraries: All venues are closed including the National Gallery of Australia, Australian War Memorial, Questacon and all public libraries.
  • Indoor and outdoor markets: Non-essential markets including Old Bus Depot Markets are temporarily closed.
  • Sporting venues, boot camps, swimming pools and gyms: Recreational sports and boot camp training sessions of more than two people are cancelled. Gyms and aquatic centres are closed.
  • Personal beauty services: This includes beauty therapy, massages, tanning and tattoo parlours. Hairdressers are still open.
  • Skate parks and public playgrounds: All skate parks and playgrounds in Canberra are closed.
  • Bars, pubs and nightclubs: Nightlife in Canberra is looking quiet until further notice as all bars, pubs, nightclubs and venues for social gatherings are temporarily closed.
  • National parks: All campgrounds in Canberra are closed.

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