The page serves as a guide to local shopping such as trading hours and a guide to prices.


Food & Beverage Costs

Current approximate prices as at January 2016

Numbeo provides a reasonable indication of Perth prices

Bread $2.90 from the corner store,
$1.90 on special at a supermarket.
$2.40 from a fresh bread shop
 groceries2 Midi of Beer $
Milk $   Glass of Wine $
Can of Coke $1.40  soft-drinks Carton Beer $25.00 for light beers
$35.00 for full strength
Mars Bar $1.40  images Cask of Wine $


Banking Hours

Banks are open from 9.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 5.00pm on Fridays.  Automatic Teller Machines are readily available at all other times.


Trading Hours


General Retail 

Shops are allowed to trade at any time during these "Standard Hours":

  • 8.00am-6.00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
  • 8.00am-9.00pm, Thursday
  • 8.00am-5.00pm, Saturday
  • 11.00am - 5.00pm, Sun and Public Holidays (not all retailers choose to open on these days.)
  • Closed - Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day.


Car Yards

This includes any shop where motor vehicles are sold.

  • 8.00am-6.00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • 8.00am-9.00pm, Wednesday
  • 8.00am-1.00pm, Saturday


Special Retail Shops

These are shops considered necessary for emergency, convenience or recreation supplies and may trade 6.00am and 11.30pm seven days a week. Special Retail Shops include:

  • newsagencies;
  • pharmacies;
  • garden nurseries;
  • hardware shops;
  • video shops;
  • art and craft shops;
  • souvenir and duty free shops;
  • shops at sports venues;
  • marine craft shops;
  • motor vehicle spare parts shops; 
  • shops at international standard hotels.





Service Stations

These are totally deregulated and can trade 24/7.  Most stations operate 7.00am to 7.00pm with at least one station per  shire operating 24/7



Bottle Shops, Pubs & Taverns

10.00am to 12.00pm are the basic trading hours for liquor outlets with bottle shops usually closing between 8.00pm and 10.00pm.  The Casino and Night clubs have extended trading hours.

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