In line with current Australian Government advice, cinemas, gyms and indoor sporting venues, as well as pubs, entertainment venues and night clubs are closed. Beauty, massage, tanning, nail and waxing salons, tattoo parlours and spas are closed. Hairdressers and barbershops are open, with the provision that the ‘one person per four square metre’ rule applies. Food court retailers are permitted to operate takeaway and delivery services for customers, however food court seating areas are closed. Some of the other restaurant and cafe retailers are also providing takeaway, if they can.
Royal Arcade was built in 1869 and has remained an iconic structure in Melbourne’s skyline. The arcade also provides the seamless connection between Bourke St. Mall, Elizabeth Street and Little Collins Street.
Whether you would like to simply pass through, appreciating the old-style architecture, or would like to do some shopping and splurge on designer items, the Royal Arcade will offer you an exciting experience.
Royal Arcade Melbourne Vic Shops & Opening Hours
Another unique feature at the arcade is the dual giant statues that strike the clock every hour. This is a big tourist draw with people gathering on the hour to capture a photo of this event that has occurred every hour for over 100 years.
Royal Arcade is located on 331-339 Bourke Street in Melbourne. It is easily accessible using Victoria’s reliable public transport system as there are tram stops only a short distance away. It is important to mention too, that the arcade is accessible by wheelchair.