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
Sunday 17 January
10.00pm to midnight
Tamworth Regional local government area only
Tamworth Music Festival
Sunday 24 January
Big Bash League Grand Final and Tamworth Music Festival
Sunday 31 January
Australian Open Men's Final
Sunday 12 June
Coonamble Shire local government area only
Coonamble Rodeo & Campdraft
Sunday 2 October
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 www.legislation.nsw.gov.au.