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This table summarises shop trading hours for non-exempt shops for the Easter period:

  CBD Metro Hardware etc.
(all Districts)
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

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

Proclaimed Districts: some country areas and towns that are declared to be a Proclaimed Shopping District

Refer to Shop Trading Hours for more information about shopping districts.

# Subject to an annual application to the Minister for Industrial Relations from local councils or business associations, some Proclaimed Shopping Districts are issued with an exemption allowing non-exempt shops to trade on Easter Saturday to support tourist activity or special events.

Exempt shops (includes any shop not within a Proclaimed Shopping District) can choose the trading hours that suit their business needs during the Easter long weekend.

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