Melbourne is officially open for business, with lines out the door at Kmart.
Melbourne's arduous 15-week COVID-19 lockdown is officially over, with businesses able to reopen and families reunite.
Restaurants, cafes, pubs and retail stores could throw open their doors from 11.59pm on Tuesday, with some wasting no time getting back to business.
Angus & Bon in Melbourne's southeast was one of the first restaurants to welcome back customers, serving patrons at the stroke of midnight.
Shoppers lined up to get into Kmart at the stroke of midnight, with Melbourne introducing a booking system allowing customers to skip the queue of the store is at capacity.
One shopper told 7News, "(I’ve been lining up) since 6pm. I’m so excited, I just don’t even know what to say."
Some Melbourne shoppers lined up for hours to be the first in to Kmart when it opened at 11:59PM last night.https://t.co/rKvr0UGOny— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) October 27, 2020