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Retail trading hours for ANZAC Day long weekend

Issue Date: Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Consumer Protection wishes to clarify the retail trading hours for the ANZAC Day 2010 long weekend.

Normal trading hours apply for Saturday, 24 April 2010 – 8am to 5pm.

All shops, including those in the Perth and Fremantle tourism precincts, are required by law to be closed on ANZAC Day – Sunday, 25 April 2010– unless they are classified as small or special shops.  A small shop is one owned by up to six people who operate no more than three retail shops and in which no more than 13 people work at any one time.  There are no restrictions on the type of product they may choose to sell.  Special retail shops are those that provide items for emergency, convenience or recreational supplies, such as pharmacies, garden nurseries, video shops, hardware and home improvement shops.

Small shops can open 24 hours a day if they choose, while special shops can open between 6am and 11.30pm on any day. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said, in most cases, these shops respect the community significance of ANZAC Day and don’t open until the completion of commemoration services.

Monday, 26 April 2010 is a public holiday in lieu of ANZAC Day falling on the Sunday and all general shops in the metropolitan area, except those in the Perth and Fremantle tourism precincts, will be closed. 

  •   All shops in the Perth and Fremantle tourism precincts can open between 8.00am and 5.00pm. 
  •   Small and special shops can open for business. 
  •   Trading arrangements in regional areas are subject to local arrangements.

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Media Contact: Alan Hynd 9282 0961 or 0429-078791     alan.hynd@commerce.wa.gov.au