Doug Shave

Doug Shave


    Extended shopping hours start Sunday

    15/12/2000 5:15 AM

        Fair Trading Minister Doug Shave has reminded shoppers that extended Christmas and New Year trading hours for the Perth metropolitan start this weekend.

        "The extra hours are designed to give ample shopping time and allow staff to enjoy the Christmas and New Year break with family and friends,” Mr Shave said.

        The extended hours, announced in August, are based on recommendations made by the Retail Shops Advisory Committee.

        The extended hours mean all shops in the Perth metro area can open on the two Sundays before Christmas (December 17 and 24) and stay open until 9 pm on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before Christmas.

        Extended trading hours are already available to small shops (exempted general retail) and special shops throughout the year. This year’s extended Christmas and New Year hours do not apply to motor vehicle dealers.

        Trading hours for Christmas and New Year are:

        Sunday 17Noon - 6pm (all shops)
        Mon 18, Tues 19Normal
        Wed 20, Thurs 21, Fri 228am - 9pm (all shops)
        Saturday 23 Normal
        Sunday 24Noon - 6pm (all shops)
        Christmas Day Closed
        Boxing DayClosed
        Wed 27, Thurs 28, Fri 29,
        Sat 30
        Sunday 31Normal (Noon - 6pm, Perth and Fremantle only)
        Monday 1Closed
        Tuesday 2Normal

        The hours do not apply to local government areas outside Perth which have been able to apply to the Minister for trading hours that best meet the needs of their communities.

        Media contact: John Clune (Minister’s Office) 9213 6500