Liquor and Gaming NSW

​Violence down, SCG off violent venues list 

Issued: Friday, 27 May 2016​​

The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust has been removed from the NSW Government's violent venues list as violent incidents at listed venues continue to decline.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice Troy Grant said that the latest violent venues list issued today shows a 10 per cent reduction in alcohol-related incidents at listed venues - 180 compared to 200 in the last list published in December.

The list is updated twice a year with the number of alcohol-related violent incidents at venues over a 12-month period. Venues that record 12 or more make the list and are subject to strict conditions.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Justice Troy Grant said it is encouraging to see the number of listed venues and incidents is consistently reducing, and is dramatically down from the 1270 alcohol-related incidents recorded in 2008 when the list was first issued.

"Most licensed venues are getting the message that it just doesn't add up to run an unsafe pub, club or bar, but I'm concerned that there are still some fresh additions to our list that clearly aren't heeding the message," Mr Grant said.

"I encourage all venues on the list to take action to curb alcohol-related violence, because every patron deserves to get home safely after a night out."

The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust appeared on the list for the first time in December last year after recording 12 incidents in the 2015 calendar year but has been removed after recording a drop in incidents.

The results come as the NSW Government recently concluded the last of three community roundtables held to discuss how to achieve a safe and vibrant Sydney night-time economy.

"We've had a great response to the roundtables and Government will now compile a report and provide to former Justice Ian Callinan, who is carrying out the independent review of our liquor laws which will report back in August," Mr Grant said.

​There are 12 venues on the latest list, with eight venues being removed and six new venues added. A full list of Level One and Level Two violent venues and the conditions imposed on them is attached.

Violent venues list round 15 - fact sheet 

​Restrictions applying to Level 1 venues (19 or more violent incidents in a year)

  • 1.30am lockout
  • Cease alcohol service 30 minutes prior to closing
  • Extra security measure such as additional guards, CCTV, digital video and audio recording devices, or electronic ID scanning
  • Drinks must not be served in glass or breakable containers after midnight
  • No shots, no doubles, no RTDs (ready to drink) over 5% after midnight
  • A limit of four alcoholic drinks per customer per order after midnight
  • Alcohol time-outs or free water and food for 10 minutes every hour after midnight
  • Required to maintain a detailed incident register whenever trading.
  • Extra compliance monitoring.

     Restrictions applying to Level 2 venues (12 to 18 violent incidents in a year)
  • Cease alcohol service 30 minutes before closing
  • No glass or breakable containers after midnight
  • Alcohol time-outs or free water and food for 10 minutes every hour after midnight
  • Required to maintain a detailed incident register whenever trading.
  • Extra compliance monitoring.

     

    LEVEL 1 VENUES FROM 1 JUNE 2016

Region Venue name Suburb Incidents
Sydney CityHome NightclubSydney19

 

​​​LEVEL 2 VENUES FROM 1 JUNE 2016​

Region Venue name Suburb Incidents
Mid North CoastPlantation HotelCoffs Harbour18
Central Coast

Beachcomber Resort and Conference Centre

Toukley17
Western Sydney

Penrith Rugby League Club Limited*

Penrith17
PJ's Irish Pub ParramattaParramatta13
RiverinaRomano's Hotel*Wagga Wagga16
Southern SydneyFusionCronulla15
Northern RiversJacks Bar*Lismore14
HunterThe Beaumont Exchange Hotel*Hamilton14


 

 

Central WestAmaroo Hotel*Dubbo13
Sydney CityIvySydney12
Pontoon Bar*Sydney12

* New to the list and must comply with special conditions from 8 June 2016

 

VENUES TO BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST FROM 1 JUNE 2016

​Region Venue name Suburb Incidents
Western Sydney Crown Hotel Parramatta Parramatta 11
Lone Pine Tavern Rooty Hill 11
Peach Tree Inn Hotel Penrith 11
Eastern Suburbs

Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust

Moore Park 11
Sydney City The World Bar Potts Point 11
Southern Sydney Miranda Hotel Miranda 10
​Central Coast ​Florida Beach Bar ​Terrigal ​8
​North Shore ​Oaks Hotel ​Neutral Bay ​2