In South Australia, shop trading hours are regulated by the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 and public holidays in the state are prescribed by the Holidays Act 1910.
On 2 April 2012, the Statutes Amendment (Shop Trading and Holidays) Act 2012 was proclaimed, which amended the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 and the Holidays Act 1910.
The amendments to the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 created the Central Business District (CBD) Tourist Precinct, where retailers will be able to trade from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm on all full-day public holidays (except Good Friday, 25 December and before 12 noon on 25 April). Find out more about shop trading.
The Central Business District (CBD) Tourist Precinct is defined as "the portion of the municipality of the City of Adelaide that lies within the Hundred of Adelaide" which is consistent with the old definition of "central shopping district". View the map (PDF 112kb).
Changes to the Holidays Act 1910 created 2 part-day public holidays, one on Christmas Eve and one on New Year's Eve from 7.00 pm to 12 midnight. Find out more about public holidays.