Not sure where to shop this Footy Friday?

BY Australian Retailers Association
26 September 2018

Melbourne Central will be open for trade on the AFL Grand Final Eve, Friday 28 September, from 10am to 6pm, with dining and entertainment retailers open until late.

WHAT: Melbourne Central’s AFL Grand Final Eve public holiday opening hours

WHEN: Friday 28 September, 10am to 6pm

WHERE: Melbourne Central, corner of Swanston and LaTrobe Street, Melbourne

Bars, Restaurants & Cafes Available at Melbourne Central


Grill’d 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Nando’s 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Partyworld 1:30 am - 3:00 am

MC Lion 11:00 am - 3:00am

TGI Fridays 11:30 am -11:00pm

Asian Beer Cafe 11:00 am - 1:00 am

Naughty Nuris 11:00 am - 10:00pm

Pancake Parlour 9:00 am - 1:00am

Hoyts 10:00 am - Midnight

Strike 10:00 am - 1:00 am

Fitness First Closed

Specific opening and closing times of individual retailers can be advised by contacting the respective head office contacts. For more information visit

Melbourne Central is easily accessible by bus, tram, train or car. The car park has over 880 parks and is open 24 hours. Trains, trams and buses will run to a public holiday train timetable.

About Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Australia with around 56 million visitors every year and over 300 stores, providing shoppers with an eclectic retail experience and access to a broad mix of local and international brands and pop-up shops. The Centre is an iconic Melbourne precinct with a unique brand identity embedded in the fabric of the CBD.

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Australian Retailers Association

Founded in 1903, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is Australia’s largest retail association representing Australia’s $310 billion sector, which employs more than 1.2 million people. As the retail industry’s peak representative body, the ARA works to ensure retail success by informing, protecting, advocating, educating and saving money for its 7,500 independent and national retail members throughout Australia. For more information, visit or call 1300 368 041.

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