If your shop is not exempt from the Anzac Day trading restrictions, you may apply to the Minister for an exemption.

In considering your application, the Minister will consider:

  • the needs of the relevant community and the effect on that community if your shop is not able to open; and
  • the policy that the exemption should not significantly undermine the controls on shop trading hours set out in the Act.

Please include with your application any correspondence between you and your local RSL Branch (or state branch if you have no local branch). This will help inform the Minister if the requested exemption period conflicts with parades or other Anzac Day services set for the district/region that are dedicated to the remembrance of war veterans.

Successful applications for exemptions will apply until and including Anzac Day 2018.