You may need this exemption if you run a shop, and you intend to open your shop on a restricted trading day. A shop is any premises used for the retail sale of goods. Restricted trading days are:
- Good Friday
- Easter Sunday
- Anzac Day (restrictions are in force before 1pm only)
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day (restrictions are only outside the Sydney Trading Precinct).
All non-exempt shops must be shut on restricted trading days. Businesses of certain kinds are automatically exempt, such as hotels, bars and certain small shops. Other businesses are required to apply for an exemption. A list of automatically exempt shops is contained in Schedule 1 of the Act.