What is a liquor accord?

Liquor accords are voluntary, industry-based partnerships in local communities that work to develop practical solutions to alcohol-related problems.

What do liquor accord groups do?

Liquor accord groups reach agreements on ways to improve how licensed venues operate. They put strategies in place to make sure local venues and precincts are safe, enjoyable and vibrant.

Who joins a liquor accord group?

Most liquor accord groups include members from:​

  • local businesses – licensed venues such as pubs, clubs, small bars, restaurants and bottle shops
  • local councils
  • police
  • government agencies
  • community organisations.

How liquor accord groups make a difference in the community

Successful liquor accord groups generate many benefits for licensees, patrons and the community:

  • Less alcohol-related assaults and anti-social behaviour
  • Local neighbourhoods that are safer and more welcoming
  • Better reputations for licensees
  • Improved business environment
  • Constructive relationships between licensees, councils, patrons, residents and police
  • Stronger compliance
  • Less under-age drinking
  • More awareness about responsible consumption of alcohol.

Benefits of a joining a liquor accord group

Being part of a liquor accord group gives you the opportunity to:

  • make a positive difference in your local community
  • keep up-to-date with the latest liquor laws
  • get access to resources, including information on how to plan, develop, implement, evaluate and promote positive initiatives in your community
  • network with others in your industry and related fields
  • enhance your business operations and contribute to a safe and vibrant industry.

​How we can help

We are responsible for promoting the development of effective and sustainable liquor accords across NSW. We can help you to:

  • establish​ an accord in your local community
  • make sure accords are effective and sustainable
  • promote and support existing accord strategies
  • maximise the potential of accords to make local communities safer.

For more information about liquor accord groups, email liquor.accords@liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au​ or call 02 9995 0312.