2020 End of Year Dates

8 December 2020

We will be closing for the year on 3pm Wednesday 23 December 2020, and resuming regular business hours from 12pm Monday 11 January 2021.

To help you plan over the next few weeks we're outlining our deadlines for final services. All orders placed before these deadlines will be completed by close of business Wednesday 23 December 2020. All orders placed after these deadlines will be fulfilled as soon as we return in 2021. 

Please see our following timeline for all final services for the year:

Final E-6 & push/pull outsource development
Monday 14 December 7am 
Final B&W development
Monday 21 December 7am 
Final online orders for film and negatives posted
Tuesday 22 December 3pm
Final offsite drop-box collection
Tuesday 22 December 10am
Final C-41 colour development
Wednesday 23 December 3pm
Lab closes Wednesday 23 December 3pm


We'll still be accepting orders in our drop-boxes over the break while we're closed. Please use RUSH JOB on your C-41 order if you require a job to be processed the first few days we are back in 2021.

Our current turnaround is 3-7 working days, as we continue to work through our backlog from lockdown. Please contact us via phone on 90233689 or email develop@hillvale.com.au if you have any queries about your order or these end of year deadlines. 

Thank you for your continued support throughout this year. We appreciate each and every one of you. We hope you can enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation with friends and family over this period and look forward to seeing you in the new year.

— Hillvale Photo


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

7am: E-6 cut-off



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7am: B&W cut-off

10am: Final dropbox collection
3pm: Postal order cut-off

3pm: C-41 cut-off
3pm: Lab closes

Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Boxing Day



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New Year's Eve

New Year's Day


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9am: All services resume
12pm: Lab reopens

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Lab open 12-3pm
Lab closed for holiday break