Council votes to keep Neutral Bay’s Ben Boyd Road.
Thomas Wescon: Locals mourn the death of Mosman's favourite 'Garbo'.

Lower North Shore gets ready to shake off lockdown.

Published On: September 28, 2021
After months in Covid lockdown, the lower north shore is desperate to get out and enjoy being social again. Here’s what we know so far. If you are a business taking bookings for “Freedom Day” and beyond, get in touch!


The Sydney icon will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from October 23rd.

Lockdown has enabled the heritage listed amusement park to undergo a little facelift, with new rides and experiences on offer.

Fly through the sky on the SLEDGEHAMMER, or try out the new family friendly roller coaster BOOMERANG.

With eight new rides, you’re guaranteed a fun day out with the kids.

Tickets are available now. Please note you must be vaccinated to gain entry.

How will you celebrate Freedom Day?


It’s choc-tops all round from October 11, when the heritage listed Cremorne Orpheum cranks up the Wurlitzer to welcome (socially distanced) movie-goers again.

Book now for screenings of critically acclaimed films like Annette, Respect, Free Guy and Rosa’s Wedding.

The cinema will be open for fully vaccinated patrons only. Book here.

Cremorne Orpheum.


Here’s what you CAN do on Freedom Day!

Restaurants and bars:
Hospitality can reopen to fully vaccinated people, with a 1 person/4sqm capacity indoors and 1 person/2 sqm outdoors.

Non-essential retail can reopen to the fully vaccinated with a 1 person/4sqm rule.
Beauty salons can reopen to the fully vaccinated, but will be capped at five clients.
Gyms can reopen with the 4 sqm rule and classes of up to 20, and all pools will be open.

Five fully vaccinated visitors will be allowed in a home (not including under-12s), groups of 20 allowed outdoors.

Major events and venues:
Stadiums, racecourses, theme parks, zoos and other large entertainment spaces will reopen with the 4sqm rule, capped at 5000. Five hundred people can attend ticketed seated outdoor events, and cinemas, theatres and museums can reopen with the 4 sqm rule, or 75 per cent seated capacity.

Weddings, funerals and worship:
Weddings of 50 people will be allowed with dancing. Funerals can have 50 mourners, and churches can reopen with the 4sqm rule.

Fully vaccinated people can travel to regional NSW. Caravan parks open.

Things you can’t do:
Unvaccinated people will only have access to essential shopping. No singing in churches, dancefloors closed, community sport still off.

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Council votes to keep Neutral Bay’s Ben Boyd Road.
Thomas Wescon: Locals mourn the death of Mosman's favourite 'Garbo'.

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