Retail Trading Hours

Retail Trading Hours

The Department of Commerce has confirmed that the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will have year round Sunday trading.

What does this mean for you and your business? You may find the following FAQ's useful: 

When does Sunday trading come into effect?

Sunday trading comes into on effect from Sunday, 24 March 2019.

What kinds of businesses are allowed to trade on Sunday?

General retail shops, other than motor vehicle shops, in Kalgoorlie-Boulder are now authorised to trade on Sundays between the hours of 9.00am and 2.00pm.

What are the Sunday retail trading hours?   

Eligible businesses are now able to trade from 9.00am until 2.00pm on Sunday. When to open and close during these hours is completely at the discretion of local businesses owners.

Does this mean my business has to open on Sunday?

No. Trading on Sundays is optional and local businesses can choose if they want to participate.

What about public holidays?

General retail shops in Kalgoorlie-Boulder are required to be closed on public holidays, including those that fall on a Sunday.

Does this change present any opportunities for my business?

Consultation about retail trading hours conducted by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder revealed that nearly 90% of respondents were in favour of Sunday trading. By trading on Sundays, your business may be able to attract new customers, build brand loyalty or diversify your offerings. 

How is the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder supporting the introduction of Sunday trading?

The City will be working to make this a success for our local retailers, providing live entertainment in shopping precincts during Sunday trading hours over the next month. In addition, a rewards program for local consumers is currently being developed. In partnership with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the City is also supporting local retailers through the #shopLoKalwa campaign. 

Does this variation to Retail Trading Hours affect the Burt Street Boulder Precinct?

This order does not affect the operation of the Retail Trading Hours (Burt Street Precinct, Boulder) Exemption Order 2001. Retail businesses operating on Burt Street are exempt from section 12(1) and (2) of the Retail Trading Hours Act 1987, allowing them to trade outside of general retail trading hours and on public holidays.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information about Sunday trading or general business support, please contact the City’s Economic Development team via email at, or call (08) 9021 9600.