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.

Any exemption to trade is subject to conditions:

  • normal trading hours prescribed by section 13 of the Act shall apply at all other times
  • all employees working during these extended hours will do so on a strictly voluntary basis
  • any and all relevant industrial instruments are to be complied with
  • all work health and safety issues (in particular those relating to extended trading hours) must be appropriately addressed.

2022 holiday shop trading hours

  • 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).

Australia Day

An exemption has been declared for the Australia Day public holiday that will enable non-exempt shops in the Metropolitan Shopping District and Glenelg Tourist Precinct (the Adelaide suburban area) to trade.

The Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 (SA) already permits trading in the Adelaide CBD on most public holidays which includes the Australia Day public holiday.

 CBDMetro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 11am to 5pm 11am to 5pm 9am to 5pm CLOSED  

Adelaide Cup Day

An exemption has been declared for the Adelaide Cup Day public holiday that will enable non-exempt shops in the Metropolitan Shopping District (the Adelaide suburban area) and Glenelg Tourist Precinct to trade and extends the trading hours for the CBD.

  CBD Metro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts
Monday, 14 March 2022 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm CLOSED

Easter

Friday 15 April 2022 to Monday 18 April 2022

An exemption has been declared for Easter Monday that will enable non-exempt shops (excluding car and boat dealerships) in the Metropolitan Shopping District and Glenelg Tourist Precinct (the Adelaide suburban area) to trade. Car and boat dealerships have been provided with an exemption to trade on Easter Saturday.

  CBD Metro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts Car & boat dealerships
Good Friday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Easter Saturday until 5pm until 5pm until 5pm CLOSEDuntil 5pm
Easter Sunday 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pm CLOSED CLOSED
Easter Monday 11am to 5pm 11am to 5pm 9am to 5pm CLOSED CLOSED

Anzac Day

  CBD Metro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts
Monday, 25 April 2022 12 noon to 5pm CLOSED 12 noon to 5pm CLOSED

Queen's Birthday

  CBD Metro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts
Monday, 13 June 2022 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pm CLOSED

Labour Day

  CBD Metro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts
Monday, 3 October 2022 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pm CLOSED

Christmas & New Year

The statutory shop trading hours over the 2022/2023 Christmas/New Year period are:

Day CBD MetroHardware etcProclaimed Districts
Sunday, 25 December 2022 CLOSED CLOSED9am to 5pmCLOSED
Monday, 26 December 2022 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pmCLOSED
Tuesday, 27 December 2022 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pmCLOSED
Sunday, 1 January 2023 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pmCLOSED
Monday, 2 January 2023 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pmCLOSED

We will publish any extension to Christmas shop trading hours as they are announced.