On 11 December 2019, Harris Scarfe entered voluntary administration, with Deloitte Restructuring Services partners taking over management of the business. The retailer reported $380 million in annual sales earlier in the year. At the time, Harris Scarfe had 66 stores employing 1800 staff. In response, the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association labour union said that they would be filing a complaint with the Fair Work Commission because they were not informed in advance. Deloitte claims Harris Scarfe has "more than sufficient" assets to pay all staff entitlements. As of January 2020, Harris Scarfe announced it would close 21 of the 65 Harris Scarfe stores remaining, leaving 44 stores to be sold. The stores that would close down are one in South Australia, being Rundle Mall in South Australia, one in Australia Capital Territory, being Dickson, the two in Western Australia, three in Victoria, being Bendigo, Mildura and Box Hill, six in Queensland, being Cairns, Townsville, Hervey Bay, Mackay, Morayfield and Rockmapton, and eight in New South Wales, including Greenhills, Albury, Erina Fair, MacArthur Square, Top Ryde, Tweed City and Nowra.