Easter trading hours

Trading hours for Easter depend on the category of the retail shop.

Exempt shops

Exempt shops, except for the sub-category of independent retail shops, have unrestricted trading hours and may trade during the Easter period.

Independent retail shops as a sub-category of exempt shops

Independent retail shops must remain closed on Good Friday except if they are a predominantly food and/or grocery store, which can trade without restriction.

However, specific trading hour restrictions apply for licensed premises. For more information, read Trading hours for liquor licensees.

Non-exempt shops

Non-exempt shops must not open on Good Friday. Trading may be permitted for non-exempt shops on the other public holidays during the Easter period and will depend on the location or type of trading area.

For more information, read a summary of the 2024 Easter trading hours (PDF, 186KB) including car and caravan sales.