Boxing Day Insights

Boxing Day sales and domestic travel propel January retail growth

Australian retail sales increased 6.3% in January compared to the same time last year, according to the latest Mastercard SpendingPulse™, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment.
Most retail categories maintained reasonable momentum after a record holiday spend. Lodging recorded the biggest increase in trade in January, up 15.9% compared to 12 months prior, closely followed by apparel (up 14.4%).

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Australian Retailers Association

Public Holidays by State/Territory for 2023

Public holidays vary by state and territory, as do the trading restrictions that apply on these days. You can find a list of the public holidays to be observed in 2023 each state and territory by clicking one of the links below.

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