South Australian businesses will soon be able to enjoy sensible shop trading hours reforms which strikes the right balance for workers, small businesses and shoppers.

From 6 November, extended trading hours from 9:00am on Sundays will commence.

The Shop Trading Hours (Extension of Hours) Amendment Act 2022 was passed last week that locks in these changes, as well as other reforms around the Christmas trading period.

Under the new law, Adelaide shops can open from 9:00am on Sunday morning and close at 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Midnight trade on Black Friday will also be allowed.

Consultation is currently underway on operating until midnight, three days before Christmas.

Summary of the changes

  • Open from 9am Sunday and close at 5pm on Saturday and Sundays
  • Until midnight Black Friday (25 November this year)
  • Suburban shops can trade on Boxing Day 9am-5pm (previously only CBD) – excluding supermarkets over 400sqm
  • Consulting on midnight trade 3 days before Christmas – likely Wed 21, Thu 22, Fri 23 Dec (TBA)Christmas trade summary
Day CBD Metro Proclaimed Districts
Sunday 25 December 2022
(Christmas Day)
Closed Closed Closed
Monday 26 December 2022
(Christmas Day additional public holiday)
All shops other than non-exempt supermarkets open 9:00am to 5:00pm All shops other than non-exempt supermarkets open 9:00am to 5:00pm Closed
Tuesday 27 December 2022
(Proclamation Day public holiday)
All shops open 9:00am to 5:00pm All shops open 9:00am to 5:00pm Closed
Sunday 1 January 2023
(New Year’s Day)
All shops open 11:00am to 5pm Closed Closed
Monday 2 January 2023
(New Year’s Day additional public holiday)
All shops open 9:00am to 5:00pm All shops open 9:00am to 5:00pm Closed

 

The National Retail Association reminds businesses that opening additional hours is optional and staff cannot be forced to work on Sundays and public holidays without their agreement.

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