The Anzac Day trading restrictions do not apply to the following shops:

  • pharmacies
  • newsagencies
  • shops that are not part of a shopping centre, plaza or mall and where the number of employees that worked in the shop on any day in the preceding March did not exceed 10 and
  • service stations
  • real estate or auction houses
  • the sale of motor vehicles
  • car yards or dealers advertising or exposing motor vehicles for sale
  • the sale of replacement parts necessary for essential repairs to motor vehicles
  • pubs, night clubs and hotels where alcohol is the main good sold
  • restaurants and cafes whose ‘principal business’ is providing meals or cooked food
  • shops or classes of shops that the Minister with responsibility for the Anzac Day Observance Act 1929 declares may be kept open.