Extra hours of Christmas retail trading for Perth shoppers

The WA Government has approved extended retail trading hours, giving Perth shoppers extra hours to complete their Christmas shopping this season.

From Monday December 17 2018, shops can choose to open from 7am on weekdays including Christmas Eve.

From December 9 2018, shoppers will have an extra four hours each Sunday to do their Christmas shopping, with shops able to open at 8am and close at 6pm through to Sunday December 30 2018.

WA Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston approved the additional 34 hours for general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area starting on Saturday December 8 2018.

Shops can open from 8am to 6pm on weekends, Boxing Day and the New Year’s Day public holidays (normally 11am to 5pm); larger shops will remain closed on Christmas Day.

The extended trading hours will conclude on New Year’s Day. Additional extended trading hours for the Australia Day public holiday on Monday January 28, 2019 have also been approved (8am to 6pm), adding an extra four hours.

Under the Retail Trading Hours Act, the WA 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.

Source: WA Government

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