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29 November 2019

Fewer premises on violent venues list

The number of licensed premises on the NSW Government’s violent venues list has continued to fall with just four on the latest list and none in the top shelf level one category.

Liquor & Gaming NSW Director of Compliance Operations, Sean Goodchild, said the results have seen a further drop in the number of listed venues from six on the previous list issued in May.

“These results show our state’s licensed venues are now safer than they’ve ever been, meaning people can enjoy nights out with far lower risks of alcohol-related violence,” Mr Goodchild said.

“For just the third time since the scheme began in 2008, there are no venues in the most restrictive level one category.

“It’s also pleasing that five of the six venues on the previous list have taken steps to improve their safety record and are no longer listed.

“These results are the best in several years and continue a longer-term trend with data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research showing alcohol-related non-domestic assaults falling at around seven per cent per year.”

The violent venues list reflects the number of violent incidents at venues over a 12-month period.

Venues with 12 or more incidents make the list, with those with 18 or more incidents classed as level one. Listed venues face strict conditions and increased monitoring by Liquor & Gaming NSW.


Level 1 venues - 0

Level 2 venues - 4

Imperial HotelTamworth13
Northies - Cronulla HotelCronulla12
Tattersall's Hotel - PenrithPenrith12

Venues removed from the list

Ivanhoe HotelManly
The Argyle SydneySydney
The Belmore HotelMaitland
Penrith Rugby League ClubPenrith
The Coast HotelCoffs Harbour

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