Retail trading hours for Easter 2017

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Consumer Protection reminds traders and consumers that the following retail trading hours for general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area will apply over the Easter long weekend:

Good Friday (14 April)             Closed

Easter Saturday (15 April)       8am – 5pm

Easter Sunday (16 April)         11am – 5pm

Easter Monday (17 April)         8am – 6pm (extended trading approved)

General retail shops

All shops are regarded as general retail shops unless they fall under any one of the other categories including: small retail shops, special retail shops, filling - service stations or motor vehicle shops.

Small retail shops

In part, small retail shops are shops owned by up to six people who operate no more than four retail shops, in which up to 25 people work at any one time (people employed as apprentices are not included in maximum permitted staffing numbers). Small retail shops may sell any goods other than motor vehicles. Shops in this category can trade 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Special retail shops

Special retail shops are considered necessary for emergency, convenience or recreation goods. Special retail shops include:

  • pharmacies;
  • garden nurseries;
  • hardware and home improvement shops;
  • newsagencies and bookshops;
  • video shops;
  • art and craft shops;
  • souvenir and duty free shops;
  • shops at sports venues;
  • boating shops;
  • motor vehicle spare parts shops; and
  • shops at international standard hotels.

It should be noted that a small or special retail shop must apply to Consumer Protection and be issued with the relevant certificate before they can open during the unrestricted hours.

More information on retail trading hours is available on the Consumer Protection website.


Media contact (Consumer Protection)

Consumer Protection
Media release
13 Apr 2017

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