Why are trading hours changing?
How are the new arrangements simpler?
What other benefits are there?
What are exempt stores?
What will change for exempt stores?
Why have butchers been added to the list of exempt shops?
What are independent retail shops?
What has changed for them?
What are the changes for large hardware stores?
Are there any changes for car or caravan retail sales yards?
What are the changes for non-exempt stores?
*The Townsville Tourist Area which will retain the arrangements under the current Act allowing it to open from 7am Monday to Friday.
The new hours will not operate in those regional areas that, prior to 31 August 2017, didn’t already have trading on Sunday or public holidays.
Will further extension of allowable hours for large retail (non-exempt) stores be considered?
Which public holidays are closed days for large retail (non-exempt) stores?
– Christmas Day
– Good Friday
– ANZAC Day
– Labour Day.
What are the trading hours for non-exempt shops in special and tourist areas?
Is extended trading in the lead up to Christmas affected?
Why are shops closing at 6pm Christmas Eve?
Can retail workers be forced to work the extended trading hours?
No. A retail worker must agree to work the extended hours. The Act requires that the agreement must be voluntary and in writing.