Exemption from Restricted Trading Days - New South Wales

Description

You may require this exemption if you run a shop and you intend to open your shop on a restricted trading day. A shop is any premises used for the retail sale of goods. Restricted trading days are:

  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Anzac Day (restrictions are in force before 1pm only)
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day (restrictions are only outside the Sydney Trading Precinct).

All non-exempt shops must be shut on restricted trading days. Businesses of certain kinds are automatically exempt, such as hotels, bars and certain small shops. Other businesses are required to apply for an exemption. A list of automatically exempt shops is contained in Schedule 1 of the Act.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

This exemption will not be granted it can be demonstrated that it is in the public interest to do so. The Agency will take into account the:

  • nature of your shop and the kinds of goods sold
  • need for your shop to be kept open on the day or days concerned
  • likely effect of the proposed exemption on the local economy, tourism and small businesses and other businesses in the area
  • likely effect of the proposed exemption on employees of, or persons working in, your shop.

Your shop must already be open at the time your application is made. Exemption is granted only on the condition that, on a restricted trading day, the shop is staffed only by persons who have freely chosen to work on that day. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Retail Trading Act 2008 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Retail Trading Regulation 2014 NSW

Application process

Apply

Your application must be made at least 28 days prior to the restricted trading day.

Administering agency

The Treasury

NSW Industrial Relations

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries

NSW Industrial Relations

The Treasury

Mailing address: GPO BOX 5469
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 13 16 28
Fax: 02 9020 4700
Email: shoptrading@industrialrelations.nsw.gov.au