Extended trading hours for Western Australia

Perth retailers have welcomed the recent decision to permit General Retail Shops in the Metropolitan Area to open from 8am to 6pm on the Western Australia Day public holiday on June 6 2016 and the Queen’s Birthday public holiday on September 26 2016.

ARA Members are therefore reminded that normal 11am to 5pm restricted trading hours will not apply for these two public holidays for General Retail Shops in the Perth Metropolitan Area.

In recognising that the approval of extended trading for these public holidays was in line with the State Government’s policy of gradually easing retail trading restrictions, Commerce Minister Michael Mischin reportedly said:

“For consumers, it means greater convenience, choice and flexibility when shopping on a public holiday. For retailers, it means greater freedom to be able to cater for the demands of their customers.”

For more information regarding this change, or for information regarding public holiday trading restrictions generally, please contact the ARA Employment Relations Team on 1300 368 041

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