Permanent Extension of Trading Hours

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Survey has concluded


The retail trading hours in WA are governed by the Retail Trading Hours Act 1987 which applies to retail shops in Western Australia. It sets out the trading hours and rules covering various categories of retail outlets.

Following the widespread adoption of extended retail trading hours in the Perth Metropolitan area and regional local governments across Western Australia in recent years, the City has engaged a consultant to undertake a Cost-Benefit Analysis on the economic and social impacts on permanently extending retail trading hours for general shops within the City of Mandurah. As part of this analysis, we would like to hear from local shoppers by completing a survey.

The trading hours of the following store types are not covered by the Act and therefore do not have specified trading hours:

  • restaurants,
  • cafes,
  • takeaway food shops,
  • short-term markets (set up and dismantled in one day)

Under the Act, traders do not have to open, however may choose when they open within the specified trading hours or unless they hold a certificate to trade as a small retail shop, special retail shop or small filling station.

Proposed Extended Trading Hours

Day of the WeekCurrentExtendedDifference
Monday08:00 – 18:00
08:00 – 21:00
+ 3hrs
Tuesday08:00 – 18:00
08:00 – 21:00
+ 3hrs
Wednesday
08:00 – 18:00
08:00 – 21:00
+ 3hrs
Thursday
08:00 – 21:00
08:00 – 21:00
No change
Friday
08:00 – 18:00
08:00 – 21:00
+ 3hrs
Saturday
08:00 – 18:00
08:00 – 18:00
No change
Sunday + Public Holidays
10:00 – 17:00
08:00 – 18:00
+ 3hrs
Exclusions: Christmas Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day
ClosedClosedNo Change


[ Survey concluded ]


The retail trading hours in WA are governed by the Retail Trading Hours Act 1987 which applies to retail shops in Western Australia. It sets out the trading hours and rules covering various categories of retail outlets.

Following the widespread adoption of extended retail trading hours in the Perth Metropolitan area and regional local governments across Western Australia in recent years, the City has engaged a consultant to undertake a Cost-Benefit Analysis on the economic and social impacts on permanently extending retail trading hours for general shops within the City of Mandurah. As part of this analysis, we would like to hear from local shoppers by completing a survey.

The trading hours of the following store types are not covered by the Act and therefore do not have specified trading hours:

  • restaurants,
  • cafes,
  • takeaway food shops,
  • short-term markets (set up and dismantled in one day)

Under the Act, traders do not have to open, however may choose when they open within the specified trading hours or unless they hold a certificate to trade as a small retail shop, special retail shop or small filling station.

Proposed Extended Trading Hours

Day of the WeekCurrentExtendedDifference
Monday08:00 – 18:00
08:00 – 21:00
+ 3hrs
Tuesday08:00 – 18:00
08:00 – 21:00
+ 3hrs
Wednesday
08:00 – 18:00
08:00 – 21:00
+ 3hrs
Thursday
08:00 – 21:00
08:00 – 21:00
No change
Friday
08:00 – 18:00
08:00 – 21:00
+ 3hrs
Saturday
08:00 – 18:00
08:00 – 18:00
No change
Sunday + Public Holidays
10:00 – 17:00
08:00 – 18:00
+ 3hrs
Exclusions: Christmas Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day
ClosedClosedNo Change


[ Survey concluded ]