Rundle Mall Trading On ANZAC Day

When it opens from midday for the first time ever on Wednesday 25 April 2012, Rundle Mall’s core focus will be paying tribute to ANZAC Day.

Rundle Mall Management has been overwhelmed by the many retailers who have been committed to ensuring that trading on Wednesday 25 April does not lose sight of what ANZAC Day is all about.

Many Rundle Mall retailers will be displaying Legacy collection tins on their store counters where customers will be able to make a direct donation in support of Legacy’s important cause; providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the passing and/or injury of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.

Rundle Mall General Manager Martin Haese said “Rundle Mall’s community spirit is very strong. Rundle Mall traders want to show their respect and above all else, their support for Australia’s returned servicemen and women. I think customers will be pleased to see just how many Rundle Mall traders are in support by providing an opportunity for their customers to support Legacy’s important work.”

Rainer Jozeps, CEO of Legacy in South Australia, expressed his pleasure in regard to Legacy’s partnership with Rundle Mall by saying, “By paying respect to all service men and women in Australia, Rundle Mall is also paying respect to their families by supporting Legacy at this time. Legacy is pleased to be part of all the activities happening in Rundle Mall following the ANZAC Day services” Mr Jozeps said.

Car parks adjoining Rundle Mall will also be raising funds on ANZAC Day for the families of those who have served. Selected UPark and Wilson Parking locations, along with the Myer Centre Car Park will donate .50 cents per car visit to Legacy (individual conditions apply). In addition, all car parks within the immediate precinct will be offering exclusive ANZAC Day parking deals. For more information, visit

In recognition of the equally important services provided by the Returned and Services League of Australia, the Rundle Mall Management Authority (RMMA) will make a donation in favour of the RSL.

Legislation recently introduced by the Government declared Rundle Mall a Tourist Precinct under the Shop Trading Hours Act 1977, enabling Rundle Mall to trade on all but 2.5 public holidays each year. Industrial Relations Minister Russell Wortley MLC said "On Wednesday morning, a great number of South Australians will pay their respects to the men and women who have proudly served our country at services around the State. The difference is this year – following the services ‐ they will have the option of going into the city, possibly to spend time with family and friends enjoying the free entertainment in Rundle Mall.”

Rundle Mall will open from 12 midday after the ANZAC Day parade in the city and ready to put a smile on kids’ faces with a great line up of free family entertainment, including spectacular roving street theatre, a live brass band and screening of the ANZAC Day AFL match on the Rundle Mall super screen.

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