The NSW Government operates a Violent Venues Scheme to regulate licensed premises with high levels of assault and other violent incidents.
The violent venues scheme is different to the Three Strikes Scheme. Violent venues seeks to manage/reduce alcohol related violence and focuses on acts of violence (offences under the Crimes Act) attributable to a venue. The Three Strikes Scheme focuses entirely on compliance with the requirements of the Liquor Act.
Under the scheme, we grade licensed premises from level 1 to 3 depending on the number of alcohol-related violent incidents they experience over a specified period.
Grading depends primarily on the latest 12 months of alcohol-related violent incident data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR).
BOCSAR bases its data on incidents the NSW Police record as having occurred on or in the immediate vicinity of a licensed premises. BOCSAR compiles the data and gives it to Liquor & Gaming NSW.
The Round 17 process begins on 20 March 2017. For more information read FS3007 Violent venues scheme important dates for licensees (PDF 159KB).
Read the Current violent venues list and special licence conditions here
Our fact sheet on the FS3006 Violent venues scheme (PDF, 297 KB) tells you everything you need to know about the violent venues scheme.
Current violent venues list and special licence conditions