Australian’s celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with a public holiday (and long weekend) on Monday the 8th of June 2021.
Even though there will be limited trading hours for some shops and businesses, there are plenty of things to see and do over the Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend Dates 2021, What’s Open & Things to Do
In Australia, the Queen’s Birthday occurs at the start of the winter season, but there are still many events that are scheduled over the long weekend, and there are many attractions which remain open, even on the public holiday on Monday.
The launch of the Victorian snow season occurs over the Queen’s Birthday weekend so gather your friends and head out to one of Victoria’s 7 alpine resorts. Put your dancing shoes on, as the Melbourne Swing Festival goes off over 4 huge days and nights with lessons, performances and social dancing at various venues around Melbourne.
Even though some smaller shops will close on the public holiday, you will find most supermarkets and shopping centres open for business on the Queen’s Birthday. Movie theatres also remain open, as do restaurants, petrol stations and many attractions in Melbourne such as the Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Museum, Eureka Skydeck and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.