Buyers and retailers in Mandurah can rest a little easier now that extended Christmas trading hours have been approved for the festive season.
The town of Mandurah has accepted an offer from Commerce Minister Roger Cook for extended retail hours from December 10 to January 2, bringing Mandurah’s trading hours closer to the Perth metropolitan area after his request for extended hours of Christmas was rejected last year.
Christmas shoppers will be able to visit stores for longer hours on weekdays, weekends and holidays, including an additional hour on weekdays from December 19 to 23 and three additional hours on Sundays from December 10 to 2. January.
Shops will also be open for an additional three hours on Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Australia Day and will remain closed on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day.
The city’s normal retail hours were significantly extended in September to allow retailers to trade until 9 p.m. on weekdays, effective Oct. 1. Weekend and city holiday hours remain the same outside of the Christmas period.
The more than 380 retail businesses in Mandurah’s retail sector injected nearly $422 million into the local economy last year.
The city said the new Christmas retail hours would give local businesses an equal opportunity with the Perth metropolitan area.
Mandurah Christmas Hours:
Days of the week:
- December 12 – 16: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (no change)
- December 19 – 23: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. (additional hour)
- December 10 – January 2: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (no change)
- December 10 – January 2: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (three additional hours)
- Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Australia Day: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (three additional hours). Shops will be closed on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day.
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