cbd christmas trading hours

December 15, 2021 By admin Off

Emporium Melbourne, which is enjoying its first Christmas since opening earlier this year, experienced its biggest trading day of all time on Saturday, with more than 74,000 shoppers through its doors. These numbers take Emporium Melbourne’s total foot traffic to a staggering 11 million in its 235-day history.

The start of the festive season coincided with the opening of Australia’s first COS store, sister brand to Swedish fashion chain H&M, at The Strand Melbourne, which saw shoppers lining up around the block to be the first to snag the long-awaited apparel range.

Melbourne CBD’s major department stores also experienced a kick-start to Christmas trade. Myer reported a positive customer response to its Christmas Giftorium, where shoppers are treated to endless options for gifts, decorations and festive food ideas alongside personal shopping services from in-house -Gifticians’. There are more than 2.2 million products available in the Giftorium, across all Myer stores.

Melbourne Central Manager, Justin Shannon, said the centre is also attracting record customers with Hoyts cinema reporting an increase in sales and Nike Store’s Nike Training Club sessions filling up weeks in advance.

Following the announcement of extended trading hours to 9pm, which took effect last Monday 1 December, QV Melbourne, The Strand Melbourne, Melbourne Central, Emporium Melbourne, H&M at Melbourne’s GPO, Myer and David Jones have all noted a strong week of trade to start the Christmas shopping season.

‘The first week of the Friday Twilight Markets and Weekend Markets at QV Square proved very popular with CBD shoppers, with stallholders citing that the wet weather didn’t put a dampener on sales, which were very strong,” Ms Fleming said.

QV Melbourne also reported a significant increase of 20 per cent in customers using its underground car park – the strongest and most reliable indicator of centre footfall – compared to 2013.

Christmas shoppers are herding to Melbourne’s CBD faster than Santa’s sleigh with December’s first week attracting increased foot traffic and sales for the city’s major retailers.

QV Centre Manager, Lisa Fleming, said the decision to team-up with the CBD’s other major retailers to extend trading hours until 9pm for Christmas is already proving a huge success.

‘Melbourne Central retail is off to a great start for December, with this year’s turnout significantly up year-on-year and shopper numbers exceeding expectations thanks to extended Christmas shopping hours and the centre’s diverse offering.

‘Keeping our doors open until 9pm every day in the lead-up to Christmas ensures a suitable shopping time for everyone’s schedule – and we are already experiencing an overwhelming consumer response.

‘It’s great to see Melbourne city so alive this festive season. From the impressive Town Hall light installation to Myer City’s Christmas windows, there really is no better place to shop this Christmas, and these December week one numbers are testament to this,” Mr Shannon said.

Similarly, David Jones experienced an increase in families taking advantage of extended trading hours last week, with shoppers enjoying its famous Foodhall and browsing the many gift options throughout the store. Women’s contemporary designer handbags proved the most popular attraction, with luxury brands Saint Laurent and Marc by Marc Jacobs trumping the sales for women while menswear brands Thomas Pink and Bally were also very popular.

QV Melbourne, The Strand Melbourne, Melbourne Central, Emporium Melbourne, H&M at Melbourne’s GPO, Myer and David Jones have all extended trading hours to 9pm every night from 1 December 2014 until Christmas and until 12 midnight on 19 December. Follow the Melbourne CBD Christmas conversation at #MelbCBDXmas.

*Exemption to trade was granted for the ANZAC Day additional public holiday, Monday, 27th April 2020.

Local government authorities outside the Perth metropolitan area can apply to Consumer Protection to extend the trading hours for general retail shops in their district beyond those stipulated in the Act. Regional trading hours variations page lists the regional local governments with permanent trading variations.

All shops are regarded as general retail shops unless they fall under any one of the other categories including: small retail shops, special retail shops, filling – service stations or motor vehicle shops.

The following extended trading hours apply to general retail shops.

Small retail shops can trade 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Motor vehicle shops trading hours:

Filling stations include any business that sells motor fuel. Filling station trading hours are deregulated in all areas.

You must apply for a certificate if you want to trade as a small or special retail shop.

WA consumers can take advantage of the extra shopping hours over the Christmas season:

Retail trading hours provide times when retailers in Western Australia can open for business. In some cases the type of business can dictate the hours which the business can be open to customers. There are also times throughout the year when extended trading may apply such as over the Christmas period or on some public holidays.

There are restrictions on the range of non-petroleum goods which may be sold from filling stations after general retail shop trading hours.

Extended trading permits are available under certain conditions. These include, for example, swapmeets, trade fairs and industry expos. For specific advice on the issue of permits please contact the Automotive, Marine and Trading Hours Branch on (08) 6251 1406.

A motor vehicle shop includes any shop where motor vehicles are sold.

Trading hours for general retail shops not in the Perth metropolitan area are listed below:

The trading hours of the following store types are not covered by the Act and therefore do not have specified trading hours:

Special retail shops are considered necessary for emergency, convenience or recreation goods. Shops in this category can trade between 6.00am to 11:30pm every day of the year.

Non-metropolitan area.

General retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area are able to trade on the following public holidays.

For further information on after hours non-petroleum stock options contact Trading Hours enquiries on (08) 6251 1406.

Detailed advice on the individual variation orders please contact the Automotive, Marine and Trading Hours Branch on (08) 6251 1406.

Trading hours for general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area are shown below. Traders do not have to open, however may choose when they open within the specified trading hours.

All shops are regarded as general retail shops unless they fall under any one of the other categories including: small retail shops, special retail shops, filling – service stations or motor vehicle shops.

The list of the goods able to be sold are prescribed in the regulations.

The Retail Trading Hours Act 1987 applies to retail shops in Western Australia south of the 26th parallel. It sets out the trading hours and rules covering various categories of retail outlets.

Extended trading hours.