Are you aware of which retail businesses may only open after 1pm on ANZAC Day (April 25)? Read on to find out when you can open your doors:
- Independent retail shops must be closed until 1pm, unless they primarily sell food and/or groceries.
- Non-exempt shops must remain closed throughout the day, however there are some exceptions. Businesses who fall within the following categories may remain open:
- Racing venues and TAB (QLD) agencies.
- Wine and liquor venues.
- Real estate offices may not conduct open houses or sell property on this day. However, the business may still serve renters.
- Distributors of gas, electricity and water services as well as newspapers.
- Hospitality venues may complete food preparation.
- Cinemas, amusement parks and sporting events must remain closed until 1:30pm, unless they have been authorised by the appropriate body.
- Crucial manufacturing and mining projects may continue.
- Exempt shops are excused from regulations regarding trading hours on ANZAC Day.
ANZAC Day is a public holiday, Australia wide, and some industries are prohibited from opening at any time on this day. If you have any questions concerning wages or opening hours, contact a Workplace Partner on 1300 766 380.
*The links within this blog post only refer to QLD Government Regulations. Please refer to your state’s government resources or contact us should you have an interstate inquiry.