Shopping & hours
Largest shopping centres
|Rank by retail space||Rank by number of shops||Shopping centre||Location|
|2||3||Westfield Fountain Gate||Narre Warren|
|4||7||Westfield Knox||Wantirna South|
Except for 2½ days each year, Victoria has unrestricted trading hours throughout the city and country areas. This allows businesses to open any time of the day or any day of the week.
The 2½ days each year of restricted trading are the following public holidays:
- Good Friday
- Christmas Day
- Anzac Day (only up to 1pm)
On those days, only exempt shops are permitted to open. Exempt shops include chemists, petrol stations, restaurants, takeaway outlets, service providers, hire outlets and those businesses with a small number of employees.