The Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 prescribes certain trading restrictions for non-exempt shops on public holidays and other key dates that aren’t always a public holiday. This page will be updated if any exemptions are declared to permit or extend trading on a particular public holiday. In the absence of any exemptions, trading arrangements for this year’s public holidays and holiday periods are as follows:

New Year's Day

Shop trading arrangements for the New Year's Day public holiday (Friday, 1 January 2021) are as per standard public holiday trading.

Australia Day

Shop trading arrangements for Australia Day (Tuesday, 26 January 2021) are as per standard public holiday trading.

Adelaide Cup Day

Shop trading arrangements for Adelaide Cup Day (Monday, 8 March 2021) are as per standard public holiday trading.

Easter

 CBDMetro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts
Good Friday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Easter Saturday until 5pm until 5pm until 5pm CLOSED
Easter Sunday 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pm CLOSED
Easter Monday 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pm CLOSED

CBD: Central Business District Tourist Precinct.

Metro: Metropolitan Shopping District and Glenelg Tourist Precinct.

Hardware etc: shops in all Shopping Districts selling hardware and building materials, furniture, floor coverings, motor vehicle parts and accessories.

Proclaimed Districts: Millicent, Binnum and Grace (Mallala).

Anzac Day

On Anzac Day (Sunday, 25 April 2021) non-exempt shops in the CBD, metro areas and shops selling hardware etc are to remain closed until 12 noon.

Shop trading arrangements for the Anzac Day public holiday (Monday, 26 April 2021) are as per standard public holiday trading.

Queens Birthday

Shop trading arrangements for the Queens Birthday public holiday (Monday, 14 June 2021) are as per standard public holiday trading.

Labour Day

Shop trading arrangements for Labour Day (Monday, 4 October 2021) are as per standard public holiday trading.

Christmas

Non-exempt shops are usually provided with additional trading hours for the Christmas shopping period.  Any exemptions relating to extended Christmas trading will be announced later in the year.

2020 trading hours

In 2020 additional trading hours for non‑exempt shops (excluding motor vehicle and boat dealerships) were approved by the State Government for:

  • 'Black Friday' (27 November)
  • selected days in the lead-up to Christmas
  • the Boxing Day sales.

A condition of the exemptions was that all employees working during these extended hours must do so voluntarily (that is, they cannot be forced to work additional shifts).

Normal trading hours applied on all other days.

DayCBDMetro & Glenelg
Friday, 27 November 2020 until 12 midnight until 12 midnight
Sunday, 29 November 2020 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 6 December 2020 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 13 December 2020 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Thursday, 17 December 2020 until 12 midnight until 12 midnight
Friday, 18 December 2020 until 12 midnight until 12 midnight
Saturday, 19 December 2020 until 6pm until 6pm
Sunday, 20 December 2020 9am to 6pm 9am to 6pm
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 until 12 midnight until 12 midnight
Saturday, 26 December 2020until 5pm 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 27 December 2020 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Monday, 28 December 20209am to 5pm9am to 5pm