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.

General trading hours

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

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8am - 9pm
  • Saturday: 8am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 5pm
  • Christmas Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day: CLOSED
  • All other public holidays: 10am - 5pm

Hon. Sue Ellery, Minister for Commerce, has approved a variation to the trading hours on the following public holidays have been approved for general retail shops in Mandurah.

Public Holiday
Trading hours
New Year's Day - Monday 1 January from 8am until 6pm
Australia Day - Friday 26 January from 8am until 6pm
Labour Day - Monday 4 March from 8am until 6pm
Easter Monday - Monday 1 April from 8am until 6pm
Western Australia Day - Monday 3 June from 8am until 6pm
King's Birthday - Monday 23 September from 8am until 6pm

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • restaurants,
  • cafes,
  • takeaway food shops,
  • short-term markets (set up and dismantled in one day)


Further information

More information about retail trading hours can be found on the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website or alternatively contact us on (08) 9550 3777 or email