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Boxing Day Retail Trading 

Key information for Retail Employers

  • All shops in NSW are allowed to trade on Boxing Day
  • Retailers have the right to choose to open, or not, on Boxing Day
  • Retailers cannot coerce, harass, threaten or intimidate employees to work on Boxing Day
  • A landlord cannot force a retail tenant to open on Boxing Day

Key information for Retail Employees

  • Employees have the right to freely choose to work, or not, on Boxing Day
  • Employees cannot be coerced, harassed, threatened or intimidated to work on Boxing Day
  • Employees can say No to working on Boxing Day

Penalties for non-compliance

  • Penalties of up to $11,000 apply where an employer coerces an employee to work on Boxing Day
  • Penalties of up to $22,000 apply if a landlord forces a retail tenant to open on Boxing Day

 

Boxing Day Enquiry:  131 628

 News

Media Release

 

Boxing Day Workshops - November registration

 

Boxing Day Live Webinars - November registration 

Boxing Day Flyer

Boxing Day fact sheet

Boxing Day Factsheet

 

Boxing Day - Best Practice Process for Notifying and Rostering Staff

 

Boxing Day FAQs

Boxing Day Online Enquiry


If you wish to find out more about retail trading issues, including the other restricted trading days see the Retail Industry section.