Under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1984, 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 under section 5(4) of the Act.

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.