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​Med​ia releases 2016


21 December 2016 - Liquor & Gaming NSW helping to make festive season safer (PDF, 129KB)

20 December 2016 - Review supports The Star continuing to operate casino licence (PDF, 132KB)

16 December 2016 - Tabcorp found guilty of illegal gambling inducements (PDF, 133KB)

15 December 2016 - $33,000 in fines for Sydney hotel that operated gaming machines in shutdown period (PDF, 128KB)

14 Dec 2016 Key Callinan changes to begin from Friday

08 Dec 2016 Lockout and last drinks laws to remain in Sydney


25 November 2016 - No more venues on violent list's top shelf

23 November 2016 - Liquor & Gaming NSW to conduct schoolies operation at Byron Bay (PDF, 127KB)

17 November 2016 - Restaurant licensee loses appeal against conviction for illegal sale of spirits  (PDF, 129KB)

13 Nov 2016 NSW hooks Australia's first digital licences

10 November 2016 Former Maitland club secretary convicted for illegal possession and sale of poker machines (PDF, 132KB)


17 October 2016 Life Bans for Kings Cross Strip Club Operators


28 September 2016 Marsfield bottle shop licence suspension highlights need to check for age ID (PDF, 128KB)

19 Sep 2016 Reviews of Small Bar Licences and Kings Cross ID Scanners Released

16 September 2016 Community Drop-In Sessions on Callinan Review of NSW Liquor Laws

13 Sep 2016 Callinan Report Released 


31 August 2016 Emergency Relief Club Grants

4 August 2016 New Ideas for a Safe and Vibrant Sydney Nightlife

2 August 2016 Cutting Red Tape for Community Fundraisers  

2 Aug 2016 For the Record - Small bars continue to grow as drinking landscape recovers from lockouts has numerous errors


27 July 2016 New online tool aims to start a conversation about problem gambling

22 July 2016 Free Workshops for far North coast Licensed Venue Staff (PDF, 126KB)

12 July 2016 $2,00​0 in fines for Marsfield bottle shop owner who sold alcohol to minor (PDF, 135KB)

01 July 2016 Three month ban for hotel licensee who sold alcohol while suspended from trading (PDF, 133KB)


29 June 2016 Company convicted of illegal ad promoting drinking while gambling (PDF, 135KB)

27 June 2016 Public a​nd Industry invited to comment on small bar liquor laws (PDF, 46.8KB) and supporting fa​​ct sheet (PDF, 65.1 KB)

21 June 2016 New online refresher training for 400,000 NSW liquor and gaming workers (PDF, 130 KB)

9 June 2016 New Chair for Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority


27 May 2016 Violence Down, SCG Off Violent Venues List

23 May 2016 Family and friends the focus of responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2016

18 May 2016 Online refresher training for holders of expiring RSA and RCG photo competency cards

17 May 2016 Dreamgirls business owner convicted over secret unlicensed bar

11 May 2016 Former Dreamgirls licensee convicted of operating illegal upstairs bar

6 May 2016 Free RSA workshop for licensed venue staff


28 April 2016 10 year ban for NSW gaming machine technician

22 April 2016 CrownBet convicted of illegal advertising

18 Apr 2016 For the record: Bars oppose new licence fees

18 April 2016 Statement in response to Sun Herald article

11 April 2016 Aldi Edgecliff liquor licence suspension

6 April 2016 Statement in response to Sydney Morning Herald article

06 Apr 2016 For the record: Liquor, gaming in 'chaos' before lockout laws review

05 Apr 2016 More than 1,800 submissions to independent review of Liquor Laws ​


29 Mar 2016 - Shire bottle shop liquor licence suspension

10 March - 10 year statewide ban for former north coast nightclub licensee

10 March - Strathfield cafe liquor licence suspended for selling alcohol to under 18s

9 March 2016 - Safe and vibrant Sydney night-time economy roundtables


25 February 2016 - Centralised Monitoring System licence awarded

25 February 2016 - Expressions of interest open for $2.5 million in ClubGRANTS for arts and cultural infrastructure

23 February 2016 - Topbetta convicted of illegal gambling inducements

12 February 2016 - NSW Keno licence extended to 2050

11 February 2016 - Public to have its say in Independent Review of Lockouts, Last Drinks and 10pm Liquor Laws

6 February 2016 - Liquor licence freeze extension gives community, business certainty ​


27 Jan 2016 New England hotel convicted of intoxication and security guard licence breach

19 Jan 2016 Unibet and bet365 convicted of illegal advertising 

18 Jan 2016 Extended Sunday trading for special events in 2016

12 Jan 2016 Compliance audits of licensed venues