Extra trading hours to give retailers a Christmas boost

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  • McGowan Government approves extra retail trading hours this Christmas
  • Extended trading, same as 2016-17, to begin December 5 until New Year’s Day 2018
  • Extra trading also approved for Australia Day 2018 public holiday

The McGowan Government has approved extended retail trading hours giving Perth shoppers an extra 49 hours to buy gifts and food over the Christmas period.

Starting on Tuesday, December 5, general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area will be allowed to open from 7am to 9pm on weekdays (normally 8am to 9pm), 7am to 6pm on Saturdays (normally 8am to 5pm) and 8am to 6pm on Sunday and public holidays (normally 11am to 5pm). The exception is Christmas Day when larger retail shops will be closed.

The extended trading hours will conclude on New Year’s Day.

Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston has also approved extended trading hours for Australia Day, 8am to 6pm, adding an extra four hours for consumers to shop.

The extended hours for the Christmas period and Australia Day are the same as 2016-17.

Under the Retail Trading Hours Act, the Minister has the power to extend trading for a 28 day period prior to New Year’s Day and for public holidays outside this period, except for Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day when general retail shops must close.

Comments attributed to Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston:

“The McGowan Government wants consumers and major Perth retailers to take full advantage of Christmas and post-Christmas shopping this year.

“We support local businesses and workers, which is why some of the restrictions will allow staff to take time off and enjoy the Christmas festivities.

“I urge all Western Australians to support our community and protect local jobs by buying your Christmas presents from local retailers who need your business.”

Minister's Office:  6552 6700

 

Mon-Fri

Saturday

Sunday

Public holidays*

2017-18

7am-9pm

7am-6pm

8am-6pm

8am-6pm

Normal

8am-9pm

8am-5pm

11am-5pm

11am-5pm

*Excludes Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day when general retail shops remain closed

 

Tuesday, December 5

7am-9pm

Wednesday, December 6

7am-9pm

Thursday, December 7

7am-9pm

Friday, December 8

7am-9pm

Saturday, December 9

7am-6pm

Sunday, December 10

8am-6pm

Monday, December 11

7am-9pm

Tuesday, December 12

7am-9pm

Wednesday, December 13

7am-9pm

Thursday, December 14

7am-9pm

Friday, December 15

7am-9pm

Saturday, December 16

7am-6pm

Sunday, December 17

8am-6pm

Monday, December 18

7am-9pm

Tuesday, December 19

7am-9pm

Wednesday, December 20

7am-9pm

Thursday, December 21

7am-9pm

Friday, December 22

7am-9pm

Saturday, December 23

7am-6pm

Sunday, December 24

8am-6pm

Monday, December 25

CLOSED (Christmas Day)

Tuesday, December 26

8am-6pm (Boxing Day)

Wednesday, December 27

7am-9pm

Thursday, December 28

7am-9pm

Friday, December 29

7am-9pm

Saturday, December 30

7am-6pm

Sunday, December 31

8am-6pm

Monday, January 1

8am-6pm (New Year’s Day)

Tuesday, January 2

8am-9pm (normal trading hours resume, except for Australia Day)

Friday, January 26

8am-6pm (Australia Day)

 

Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Nov 2017

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