From 15 October 2018, all legislative provisions relating to activities that can be undertaken on Anzac Day are contained within the Anzac Day Observance Act 1929.

Under the Anzac Day Observance Act 1929, it is an offence to open a shop before 12.30pm on Anzac Day.

If a non-exempt shop is open before 12.30pm, the occupier may be fined.

A non-exempt shop will be considered open if it:

  • is unlocked or open for public admission or
  • sells goods, seeks orders from or delivers goods to customers.