Perth retail trading revamp goes up another notch

By Ella Legg

Changes to Perth’s retail trading rules are set to continue in the coming weeks, with Joondalup, Midland and Armadale receiving ‘special trading’ status among a raft of recent revisions.

Perth and Fremantle’s tourism precincts are set to be renamed ‘special trading precincts’; and Joondalup, Midland and Armadale will soon be given ‘special trading precincts’ status with shopping hours there set to mirror those in Perth and Fremantle, The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA told

The balance of Perth’s metropolitan area will soon get late weeknight trading (to 9pm). Sunday trading will also be permitted for retailers that sell ‘durable consumer goods’.

Currently, in metropolitan Perth, trading hours are between 8am and 6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Thursdays from 8am until 9pm and Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

In the Perth and Fremantle tourism precincts, retailers are permitted to trade from 8am until 9pm on weekdays; Saturdays from 8am to 5pm and Sunday trading is allowed from 11am and 5pm.

In these precincts, trading is permitted on all public holidays from 8am to 6pm, except on Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day.

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