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1 January 2016

Extended hotel and club trading hours

A two hour extension of Sunday trading has been approved for hotels and eligible registered clubs, from 10.00pm to midnight, for a series of special events in 2016.

The dates and times of the extended trading are:


Extended Trading Hours


Special Event

Sunday 17 January

10.00pm to midnight

Tamworth Regional local government area only

Tamworth Music Festival

Sunday 24 January

10.00pm to midnight


Big Bash League Grand Final and Tamworth Music Festival

Sunday 31 January

10.00pm to midnight


Australian Open Men's Final

Sunday 12 June

10.00pm to midnight

Coonamble Shire local government area only

Coonamble Rodeo & Campdraft

Sunday 2 October

10.00pm to midnight


NRL Grand Final

While the approval allows hotels and clubs to remain open for on-premises sales and consumption, it does not permit takeaway liquor sales during the extended period.

Individual hotels and clubs must still comply with any previously imposed trading restrictions or other conditions that apply to their licences under the Liquor Act or imposed by local councils under planning laws.

Hotels and clubs that are already approved to trade during the above extended hours are not affected by these special arrangements.

The approval is contained in the Liquor Amendment (Special Events Extended Trading) Regulation 2016 and has been made pursuant to sections 13 and 159 of the Liquor Act 2007.

The Regulation can be viewed on the NSW Legislation website