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20 December 2016

Applications now open for live entertainment venue exemptions to lock out laws

From today, live entertainment venues in Kings Cross and the Sydney CBD entertainment precincts can apply for a later lock out time of 2.00am and last drinks of 3.30am on nights they provide live entertainment after midnight.

Live entertainment includes:

  • ​events where people are engaged to perform live or pre-recorded music, and
  • other performances where performers (or at least some of them) are present in person – for example, theatre, musicals, dance, comedy and variety performances.

Eligible venues will have a proven history of supporting the arts and cultural sector. Adult entertainment venues and nightclubs are not entitled to apply for exemptions.

Exemptions will be granted from 16 January 2017 and a non-refundable fee of $250 applies to all applications.

Licensees and venues seeking more information about the exemption and eligibility criteria can our online enquiry form or phone 1300 024 720.

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