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Interim restaurant authorisations evaluation

Liquor & Gaming NSW is conducting an evaluation of interim restaurant authorisations.

The interim restaurant authorisation scheme is a provisional approval system that permits restaurants and cafés to serve liquor once they lodge an application for a liquor licence online, provided they meet certain requirements. Interim restaurant authorisations have been available since 31 January 2017.

This evaluation will examine the uptake, efficiency and impacts of interim restaurant authorisations, while identifying any opportunity to improve them.

How to have your say
We have prepared a discussion paper (PDF, 528KB) providing information about the evaluation. It includes targeted questions to help provide your feedback. You can submit your feedback in a number of ways: 

Write to us
Email a written submission about the interim restaurant authorisation scheme.

Submit your feedback online
Submit your views online through the NSW Government have your say website.

Complete our survey

Licensees and applicants seeking interim restaurant authorisations can also provide feedback by using our online survey.

Submissions close on Monday 27 November 2017.

This is a public review. Submissions may be published on the L&GNSW website after the closing date, unless a specific request for confidentiality is made (and these will be considered on a case-by-case basis). 

More information
If you have any questions about this evaluation, please email us at