ID scanners in Kings Cross were upgraded on 1 April, so venues using the Kings Cross ID scanner network can share certain information with each other about patrons they have banned, subject to strict privacy controls.
This will help venues prevent known troublemakers from entering their premises.
Since the ID scanner system was introduced in 2014, venues using the ID scanner network have only had access to information on patrons who are subject to formal bans issued by Liquor & Gaming NSW and police. These bans continue to operate as before.
The system has been reconfigured so that:
Bans issued by NSW Police and Liquor & Gaming NSW continue to operate as before, and this information remains accessible via the ID scanner network.
The ID scanner system has been developed with strict controls to prevent breaches of patrons’ privacy:
The upgrade also supports the Kings Cross Liquor Accord to implement a “barred from one, barred from all” policy. More information about this will be sent to member venues from the liquor accord.
More information, including grievance procedures for banned patrons, is available on our website.