The Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 prescribes certain trading restrictions for non-exempt shops on public holidays and other key dates that aren’t always a public holiday. This page will be updated if any exemptions are declared to permit or extend trading on a particular public holiday.

2022 holiday shop trading hours

  • CBD: Central Business District Tourist Precinct.
  • Metro: Metropolitan Shopping District and Glenelg Tourist Precinct.
  • Hardware etc: shops in all Shopping Districts selling hardware and building materials, furniture, floor coverings, motor vehicle parts and accessories.
  • Proclaimed Districts: Millicent, Binnum and Grace (Mallala).

Australia Day

An exemption has been declared for the Australia Day public holiday that will enable non-exempt shops in the Metropolitan Shopping District and Glenelg Tourist Precinct (the Adelaide suburban area) to trade.

The Shop Trading Hours Act 1977 (SA) already permits trading in the Adelaide CBD on most public holidays which includes the Australia Day public holiday.

 CBDMetro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 11am to 5pm 11am to 5pm 9am to 5pm CLOSED  

Adelaide Cup Day

Unless an exemption is declared shop trading hours will be:

  CBD Metro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts
Monday, 14 March 2022 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pm CLOSED

Easter

Friday 15 April 2022 to Monday 18 April 2022

Unless an exemption is declared shop trading hours will be:

  CBD Metro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts Car & boat dealerships
Good Friday CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Easter Saturday until 5pm until 5pm until 5pm CLOSED CLOSED
Easter Sunday 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pm CLOSED CLOSED
Easter Monday 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pm CLOSED CLOSED

Anzac Day

Unless an exemption is declared shop trading hours will be:

  CBD Metro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts
Monday, 25 April 2022 12 noon to 5pm CLOSED 12 noon to 5pm CLOSED

Queen's Birthday

Unless an exemption is declared shop trading hours will be:

  CBD Metro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts
Monday, 13 June 2022 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pm CLOSED

Labour Day

Unless an exemption is declared shop trading hours will be:

  CBD Metro Hardware etc Proclaimed Districts
Monday, 3 October 2022 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pm CLOSED

Christmas & New Year

Unless an exemption is declared shop trading hours will be:

Day CBD MetroHardware etcProclaimed Districts
Sunday, 25 December 2022 CLOSED CLOSED9am to 5pmCLOSED
Monday, 26 December 2021 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pmCLOSED
Tuesday, 27 December 2021 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pmCLOSED
Sunday, 1 January 2022 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pmCLOSED
Monday, 2 January 2022 11am to 5pm CLOSED 9am to 5pmCLOSED

2021 Christmas & New Year

The 2021 Christmas/New Year shop trading hours provides an example of an exemption to the  during this period.

Day CBD Metro & Glenelg
Friday, 26 November 2021 until 12 midnight until 12 midnight
Sunday, 28 November 2021 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 5 December 2021 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 12 December 2021 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Thursday, 16 December 2021 until 12 midnight until 12 midnight
Friday, 17 December 2021 until 12 midnight until 12 midnight
Saturday, 18 December 2021 until 6pm until 6pm
Sunday, 19 December 2021 9am to 6pm 9am to 6pm
Thursday, 23 December 2021 until 12 midnight until 12 midnight
Sunday, 26 December 2021 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Monday, 27 December 2021 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Tuesday, 28 December 2021 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Saturday, 1 January 2022 until 5pm 11am to 5pm
Sunday, 2 January 2022 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm
Monday, 3 January 2022 9am to 5pm 9am to 5pm