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Trading (Allowable Hours) Act 1990 – 24 September 2015

Trading (Allowable Hours) Regulation 2014  – 1 September 2014


An independent retail shop (not selling food or groceries) is required to be closed Christmas day & Good Friday; and Anzac day until 1pm.

  • Sections 4, 5, 6, 16, 17, Schedule 1

The government may decide trading hours for non-exempt shops.

  • Sections 4, 5, 6, 21, Schedule 1

Factories and shops are generally to be closed for the whole of Anzac day.

  • Sections 4, 33, 36, Schedule 1
Reason for law

To decide the allowable trading hours of shops throughout Queensland. (Section 3)

Relevant links

Trading hours [Queensland Government – Industrial Relations]

Trading hours fact sheet

Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

Orders – Trading hours

Media article

Southeast Queensland trading hours extended

Extended trading hours announced for Queensland


Section 2 contains a reference to ‘Her Majesty’ which may be replaced with a modern alternative.

The section 5 reference to a ‘video cassette shop’ may be outdated.

Section 44 contains a list at subsection (2) that seems inappropriately placed.

Schedule 1 contains the word ‘buttygang’. This word is not commonly understood by members of the public.



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