Shopping centres will remain open for essentials during Stage 4 restrictions

From 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August, under Stage 4 restrictions announced by the Victorian Government, retailers and services defined as essential will remain open across our centres in Metropolitan Melbourne and Mornington:

  • supermarkets and fresh food including butchers, bakeries and groceries
  • post offices, newsagents, convenience stores, maternity supplies
  • banks
  • pharmacies, medical centres and allied health
  • Cafes and restaurants can remain open for delivery and takeaway

Vicinity Centres (Vicinity) shopping centres across Melbourne and Mornington will remain open throughout Victorian Stage 4 restrictions to provide each local community with safe access to the essential and necessary products and services they need during this time. All other retailers will close from 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August.

Due to the metropolitan Melbourne 8pm – 5am curfew there will be changes to the opening hours of supermarkets, pharmacies and medical centres. Some of our retailers may use their stores to provide contactless click and collect and delivery services, abiding by strict safety protocols. We encourage customers to visit each retailer’s website for the most up-to-date details.

Under regional Victorian guidelines, Mildura Central remains open as part of Stage 3 restrictions beginning 11:59pm Wednesday 5 August, with social distancing and other safety requirements in force, including wearing a mask or face covering in our centre.

Vicinity CEO and Managing Director Grant Kelley said: “This is a very challenging time for all Victorians, our community and our industry. Our centres provide a safe, convenient location for local communities to get critical supplies for themselves and their families.

“Our first priority throughout this crisis continues to be the health, safety and wellbeing of our customers, retailers, team members and the broader community and we recognise the role we all have to play to support reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” Mr Kelley said.

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