Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

    Extra hours of Christmas retail trading for Perth shoppers

    21/09/2018 11:45 AM
    • McGowan Government approves extra retail trading hours for Christmas
    • Extended trading to begin on December 8, 2018 until New Year's Day 2019
    • Extra trading also approved for Australia Day 2019 public holiday  

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


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


    From December 9, 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.


    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.


    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 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.


    Comments attributed to Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston:


    "I'm pleased to announce that Christmas retail trading hours will be extended again this year.


    "The McGowan Government wants consumers and major Perth retailers to take full advantage of Christmas and post-Christmas shopping.


    "I encourage everyone to buy their Christmas presents from their local community and support Western Australian jobs and retailers."


    Minister's office - 6552 6700


     Monday-FridaySaturdaySundayPublic holidays*
    *Excludes Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day when general retail shops remain closed ​ ​ ​ ​


    Saturday, December 8, 20188am-6pm
    Sunday, December 98am-6pm
    Monday, December 108am-9pm
    Tuesday, December 118am-9pm
    Wednesday, December 128am-9pm
    Thursday, December 138am-9pm
    Friday, December 148am-9pm
    Saturday, December 158am-6pm
    Sunday, December 168am-6pm
    Monday, December 177am-9pm
    Tuesday, December 187am-9pm
    Wednesday, December 197am-9pm
    Thursday, December 207am-9pm
    Friday, December 217am-9pm
    Saturday, December 228am-6pm
    Sunday, December 238am-6pm
    Monday, December 247am-9pm
    Tuesday, December 25CLOSED (Christmas Day public holiday)
    Wednesday, December 268am-6pm (Boxing Day public holiday) 
    Thursday, December 278am-9pm
    Friday, December 288am-9pm
    Saturday, December 298am-6pm
    Sunday, December 308am-6pm
    Monday, December 318am-9pm
    Tuesday, January 1, 20198am-6pm (New Year's Day public holiday)
    Wednesday, January 28am-9pm (normal trading hours resume, except for Australia Day)
    Monday, January 28, 20198am-6pm (Australia Day public holiday)