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Restricted shop trading tool

There are three and a half days when almost all shops must be closed under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990. Use our tool to determine whether you can trade on restricted shop trading days.

Use our tool to determine whether you can trade on restricted shop trading days. These days are:

  • Christmas Day (a public holiday)
  • Good Friday (a public holiday)
  • ANZAC Day, until 1.00 pm on 25 April (a public holiday)
  • Easter Sunday (not a public holiday)

How to use the tool

  1. Choose the day in question, out of ANZAC Day (until 1:00pm on 25 April), Christmas Day, Easter Sunday, and Good Friday. These are the days where restricted shop trading applies.
  2. Work through the tool for that day. If you want to find out about more than one day, work through the tool again for each day.

Question 1

Is your business a shop?

Read the definition of 'shop', or contact us on 0800 209 020 if you are unsure.

Did you find this tool useful? Please let us know if this wasn't helpful and what improvements we can make.

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