Sunday Retail Trading Hours in Western Australia

Posted on by Mark Fernandez

With the changes to the Retail Trading Hours Act 1987 we will see department stores; major supermarkets and general retail shops have the ability to trade on Sundays between 11am and 5pm. The changes apply from Sunday 26th August for all shops in the Perth metro area.

So what does this mean for your business and have you started to look at whether or not you will be trading and what the effect it will have on your bottom line? Have you considered:

Remembering that the decision is yours as the business owner and that you will need to make that decision based on a sound business case and that the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985 protects retail tenants from being forced to open on Sundays.

The Department of Commerce has issued a Sunday-trading-factsheet which has important information for retail shops in the greater Perth Metropolitan area. I suggest that if you haven’t read it as yet you download it as it will assist you in determining whether or not Sunday trading is right for your business.

For further advice on whether or not you should open your doors on Sunday please phone Mark Fernandez on 0412 345 611 or email to mark@bda-online.com.au.

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