Victorian Public Holidays and Restricted Trading Days - Victoria

Description

Victorian law specifies that there are two and a half restricted trading days each year:

  • Good Friday
  • Christmas Day
  • Between 12.01 am and 1pm on ANZAC Day.

On these particular days, only exempt shops are permitted to open.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.

Exemptions

Certain types of business are exempt from any restricted trading days.  They can open whenever they wish throughout the year. The types of business that are exempt are:

  • chemists
  • petrol shops
  • restaurants
  • cafes
  • takeaway outlets
  • service providers
  • hire outlets (including video stores)..

Exempt shops are businesses that meet the following criteria:

  • they have 20 or fewer persons employed in the shop at any time during a restricted trading day
  • the number of persons employed by the business and its related entities is no more than 100 at any time during the seven days immediately before the restricted trading day.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Business Victoria

Contact details

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

Business Victoria

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: 121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4509
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 13 22 15
Fax: 03 9651 9770
Website: http://www.business.vic.gov.au (Opens in new window)