Share your views on whether Anzac Day trading restrictions in NSW are working or if they need to change.

Anzac Day, 25 April, is a day to honour and remember the men and women who have fought, served, are currently serving or have lost their life in military and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has been involved.

Trading restrictions for Anzac Day vary across Australian states and territories. In NSW, retail businesses can’t trade on Anzac Day until after 1pm, unless they have an exemption.

We want to understand whether the policy and retail trading laws in NSW should stay as they currently are or whether they need to change.

If you are a retail worker, own or manage a retail business, or have an interest in Anzac Day retail rules in NSW, we want to hear from you.

The consultation paper has more details. You can also refer to the documents and links section.

Tell us what you think

To have your say, upload a submission. If you are new to making a submission, you can refer to the submission guide to help you prepare your response.

Your feedback will help us better understand how the current laws are working and how they meet business and community needs.

Thank you for your feedback

This consultation closed on Friday 20 October 2023. We are reviewing all submitted feedback, comments and any other consultation that has taken place as part of this review.

For updates on this consultation please check back here.

Upload a submission

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CLOSED: This engagement is now closed. Thank you for participating and sharing your feedback and comments.

Other ways to have your say

Other ways to have your say

This engagement is now closed. Thank you for participating and sharing your feedback and comments.

Submissions must be emailed or posted by 5pm (NSW time) on 20 October 2023.



Anzac Day Retail Trading
Policy & Strategy
Better Regulation Division
Department of Department of Customer Service
4 Parramatta Square, 12 Darcy St
Parramatta NSW 2150

All submissions will be made public on this web page. If you do not want your personal details or any part of your submission published, you must write this clearly. Do not rely on an automatically generated confidentiality statement. We may use your submission in a report about this consultation. Any anonymous submissions may be used without your name.

There may be times when the government must release the information in your submission, such as under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Submission guide

Submission guide

You can use this guide to help you understand more about how we review submissions and how you can make one for this consultation.

Submissions and why they are important

  • Submissions give us more information and understanding about an issue.
  • They tell us how you, your organisation, or your community feels.
  • We use the information to inform reports and guide recommendations.

Anyone can make a submission

  • We invite anyone, either as an individual or as a representative of a business, organisation, community or interest group, to make a written submission.
  • For this consultation - Reviewing Anzac Day trading restrictions - if you are a retail worker, own or manage a retail business, or have an interest in Anzac Day retail rules in NSW, we want to hear from you.

Making a submission

  • You can give us your submission in these ways:
    • Upload a file – refer to the Upload a submission tab
    • Email or post – refer to the Other ways to have your say tab.
  • Please clearly tell us your views and why you feel that way.
  • You can share with us examples or experiences that support your view. Include case studies that show how people are affected by particular issues but do not include names or any identifying information
  • If you have a possible solution to a problem or issue, include this.

How to write a submission

  • This consultation has a document that gives more detail – Consultation paper: Anzac Day trading restrictions.
  • The document asks for “feedback on whether the current restrictions on Anzac Day trading remain appropriate and fit-for-purpose. Comment is sought as to whether any changes should be made to Anzac Day trading restrictions under NSW retail trading laws and, if so, what those changes should be.”
  • Include a short introduction about yourself or the organisation/group that you represent.
  • We recommended you are clear, concise and stay on the topic.
  • You can include facts, opinions, arguments and solutions.
  • Please use a clear structure and page numbers.
  • It is best to avoid using offensive or inappropriate language and making personal attacks or defamatory statements about people or organisations.

Your privacy

Privacy collection notice

Have your say consultations are run by the NSW Department of Customer Service (McKell Building, 2-4 Rawson Place, Haymarket NSW 2000).

We are interested in hearing from the community and will use the information we collect from you to help develop the programs and services that NSW Government provides.

We are collecting only minimal personal information from you. We may collect basic information like your name and contact details, if you choose to provide them. You may provide some personal information in response to questions that we ask you. For example, we may ask you about your experiences or opinions about a particular topic.

Having your say is voluntary and you are not legally required to provide any personal information to us. For some consultations, though, you will not be able to have your say unless you agree to include your personal information.

If you do provide personal information to us, you have a right to access it, and can ask us to correct it if it is wrong.

We may share personal information you provide with other parts of the Department of Customer Service (for example, with our Data Analytics Centre) so that we can conduct analysis across all consultations and refine our engagement methodology.

Where we conduct a consultation with or on behalf of a partner agency, we would usually share the information that we collect with that agency. In this instance, we are running this consultation with:

  • The Department of Customer Service (NSW Fair Trading).

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