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Liquor Regulation 2018

The Liquor Regulation 2018 commences on 1 September 2018, and will replace the Liquor Regulation 2008. 

The 2018 Regulation is available from the NSW Legislation website.

Public consultation process

Before a proposed Regulation can be made, a formal process of review is undertaken in line with the requirements of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1989.

A Regulatory Impact Statement was publicly released in late June 2018 with an earlier Consultation Draft of the 2018 Regulation, to explain its effect and related costs and benefits. Submissions were invited on the Consultation Draft.

Read the Consultation Draft Liquor Regulation 2018 (PDF, 2.5MB).

The Regulatory Impact Statement has been updated following the public consultation process to show what further changes were made in finalising the 2018 Regulation (Appendix 3).

The most significant difference is that the proposed changes to Community Impact Statement (CIS) and advertising requirements for licence applications will be further refined before related amendments are made to the Regulation.

Download the final Regulatory Impact Statement (PDF, 895KB).


Brown, Tony (PDF, 166KB)
Cancer Council NSW (PDF, 262KB)
City of Sydney (PDF, 105KB)
ClubsNSW (PDF, 215KB)
Inner West Council (PDF, 277KB)
Liquor Stores Association NSW (PDF, 361KB)
Runciman, Pip (PDF, 94KB)