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14 December 2018

New Year’s Eve liquor trading times confirmed

Trading hours for licensed venues during the festive season have been confirmed, with hotels, clubs, bars and restaurants able to remain open for New Year’s Eve until 2am on 1 January.

Venues already approved to trade beyond 2am can continue to do so as normal.

Venues can trade until 2am for New Year’s Eve despite earlier closing times that may normally apply under liquor licences and development consents or approvals.

The Sydney CBD and Kings Cross lockout restriction on patrons being admitted to venues after either 1.30am or 2am does not apply that night.

Last drinks laws remain in place.

Liquor & Gaming NSW inspectors will have a strong presence in venues across the state over the festive season to ensure everyone can enjoy safer nights out.

Take-away liquor sales and home delivery times remain unchanged for New Year’s Eve and will continue to cease across NSW by 11pm.

Read more about the extended trading hours.