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Updated shop trading hours for businesses

17th Nov 2023
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Updated shop trading hours for businesses

The South Australian Government has announced three extra weekdays of midnight shopping ahead of this year’s Christmas trading period.

Shops across Adelaide will be able to open until midnight on Black Friday 24 November, as well as 14, 21 and 22 December following amendments to shop trading hours legislation.

Christmas Day will also be declared a public holiday regardless of whether it falls on a Saturday or Sunday.

In the city and suburbs, businesses will continue to have the option to open at 9am on Sundays and trade on 26 December, with the exception of larger supermarkets. Businesses can still choose to open later than 9am or not at all on Sundays and 26 December, noting your staff can decline work on Sundays and public holidays.

The rest of regional SA is deregulated and shops can trade whenever they choose.

For more information on trading hours for all retailers in South Australia, visit SafeWork SA.

2023 Christmas trading hours

Central Business District (CBD) Tourist Precinct:

Friday 24 November (Black Friday): until midnight

Thursday 14 December: until midnight

Thursday 21 December: until midnight

Friday 22 December: until midnight

Monday 25 December (Christmas Day): Closed

Tuesday 26 December (Boxing Day): 9am to 5pm

Monday 1 January (New Year's Day): 11am to 5pm

Metropolitan Shopping District:

Friday 24 November (Black Friday): until midnight

Thursday 14 December: until midnight

Thursday 21 December: until midnight

Friday 22 December: until midnight

Monday 25 December (Christmas Day): Closed

Tuesday 26 December (Boxing Day): 9am to 5pm

Monday 1 January (New Year's Day): Closed

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