Trading (Allowable Hours) Act 1990 - Queensland

Description

To decide the allowable trading hours of shops.

The Act provides for three classes of shops:

  • exempt shops (which have unrestricted trading hours under the Act)
  • independent retail shops (which may have certain restrictions on trading hours on specific days of the year)
  • non exempt shops (which have specified allowable trading hours as prescribed in Orders made under the Act).

The Act also contains specific provisions for trading hours on ANZAC Day.

There is also provision for the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission to grant applications for extended trading hours in certain areas of the State.

The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:

  • Trading (Allowable Hours) Regulation 2004.

The following Guides or Booklets are available:

  • Trading Hours.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional Information

Reference:

Trading (Allowable Hours) Act 1990, s5, 6, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22 and Parts 5A and 6

Areas where extended trading applies on Sundays and certain public holidays include:

  • South East Queensland Area (including: Brisbane Area; Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast)
  • Hervey Bay Area
  • Cairns Tourist Area
  • Townsville and Thuringowa Areas
  • Mossman and Port Douglas Areas
  • Whitsunday Tourist Area
  • Yeppoon Tourist Area
  • Morandah Area
  • Cooloola Cove Area
  • City of Rockhampton Area
  • City of Toowoomba area
  • Mackay, Innisfail, Emerald and Gladstone areas.

Legislation

For legislation and regulation information, visit https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au(Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Queensland Treasury

Private Sector Industrial Relations

Industrial Relations Services

Contact details

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

Information Services

Phone: 07 3225 2299
Email: mailbox@justice.qld.gov.au
Website: Department of Justice and Attorney-General (Opens in new window)