Anzac Day trading hours


open sign, hours, shopping, shopThe Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is encouraging all retailers to understand the trading restrictions that apply to their business this Anzac Day.

ARA executive director, Russell Zimmerman, said confusion is common for business owners when it comes to organising rosters around public holidays and trading hours.

“Given the fact that all states and territories have quite different restrictions when it comes to public holiday trade, it’s important for retailers to do their research and ensure they understand their legal obligations during this time,” Zimmerman said.

Trading times are listed below.

State Anzac Day
New South Wales Closed until 1pm unless Exempt or Small Shop or Exempt Area
Victoria Closed until 1pm unless Exempt shop
Tasmania Closed before 12.30pm
ACT Normal trade
Northern Territory Normal trade

South Australia 

Anzac Day
CBD Tourist Precinct Closed before noon
Greater Adelaide Shopping District Closed
Proclaimed Shopping Districts Closed
Hardware, furniture, floor coverings and motor vehicle parts Closed before noon


Anzac Day
Exempt No restrictions
Independent shops Closed before 1.00pm
South East Queensland Closed
New Farm Closed
Group A Areas* Closed
Gold Coast Tourist Supermarkets Closed
Cairns CBD Supermarkets Closed
Port Douglas Supermarkets Closed
Yeppoon Tourist Area Closed
Townsville (excl CBD & North Ward) Closed
Tourist and Seaside Resorts Closed
Great Barrier Reef Wonderland Closed
Remainder of State Closed


Western Australia

Western Australia Anzac Day
General Retail Shops Closed
Perth Metropolitan Area Closed
Small Shops No restriction
Special Shops 6.00am to 11.30pm

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