New Years Day falls on the 1st of January each year, at the height of the Australian summer. It has been designated as a public holiday which allows many people to have a relaxing day off work.
Even though there may be some restricted trading hours for some businesses in Melbourne, there are still heaps of things that you can do on New Years Day.
New Years Day 2024 Events, Things to Do & Opening Hours Melbourne
Other fun ways to enjoy New Years Day in Melbourne include visiting Melbourne’s famous attractions which remain open. These include the Eureka Skydeck; from where you get panoramic views of the city, the Melbourne Aquarium, and the Melbourne Zoo.
Another great way to escape the heat on New Years Day is to head to the large shopping malls which are still in full sale mode after the launch of the Boxing Day Sales. Some must-visit places for the best sales include DFO Moorabbin, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Highpoint Shopping Centre, Westfield Southland, Doncaster Shopping Town and Eastland Shopping Centres.
You will find supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths remain open as do petrol stations and many cafes and restaurants in and around the city. Public transport will operate on a Sunday timetable.