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25 May 2018

Latest violent venues list released

Fourteen licensed venues across the state have been named on the NSW Government’s latest half-yearly violent venues list.

Three venues were placed in the most restrictive category 1: Sydney Junction Hotel in Hamilton in Newcastle, Munich Brau Haus in The Rocks, and Ivy in Sydney CBD.

Eleven venues across Sydney, Coogee, Bondi, Manly, Camden, Penrith, Erina, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour and Dubbo also made the list.

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 and are subject to strict conditions and increased monitoring by Liquor & Gaming NSW.

Liquor & Gaming NSW Deputy Secretary Paul Newson said while six venues had been added to the list, alcohol-related non-domestic assaults have been falling at around seven per cent per annum in recent years.

“When comparing these latest results with the violent venues scheme’s first round in 2008, there has been an 83 per cent fall in the number of violent incidents at listed venues – from 1,270 to 213, Mr Newson said.

“While any alcohol-related violence is unwanted, these results continue to show the vast majority of venues across NSW do the right thing and provide a safe environment for people to enjoy a night out.”

Mr Newson said Liquor & Gaming NSW operates a range of regulatory schemes that encourage best practice and reduce risks of alcohol-related violence.

Venues on the list are closely monitored and incur substantial risk-based loadings to their annual licence fees to offset the additional regulatory oversight.

See below for the latest violent venues list. Find out more about the Violent Venues Scheme.

VIOLENT VENUES LIST ROUND 19

Level 1 venues - three

Venue Name

Suburb

No of

Incidents

Sydney Junction Hotel

HAMILTON

25

Munich Brau Haus

THE ROCKS

21

Ivy

SYDNEY

19

Level 2 venues - 11

Venue Name

Suburb

No of

Incidents

The Coast Hotel

COFFS

HARBOUR

17

The Sunken Monkey Hotel

ERINA

15

Amaroo Hotel

DUBBO

14

Sugar Lounge

MANLY

14

King Street Hotel

NEWCASTLE

13

Scruffy Murphy’s

SYDNEY

13

Coogee Bay Hotel

COOGEE

13

Home Nightclub

SYDNEY

13

Camden Hotel

CAMDEN

12

Penrith Leagues Club

PENRITH

12

Beach Road Hotel

BONDI

BEACH

12

Venues removed from the list

Venue Name

Suburb

No of

Incidents

Pontoon Bar

SYDNEY

11

Sea Breeze Hotel

SHOAL BAY

11

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