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8 December 2017

NSW Government extends takeaway liquor trading when Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday

The NSW Government has extended takeaway liquor trading hours from 10pm until 11pm whenever Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday.

Packaged liquor outlets, hotels, clubs and other venues will be able to continue takeaway sales until 11pm this Christmas Eve, Sunday 24 December, if they are currently able to trade until then on other days from Monday through to Saturday.

This change is consistent with previous arrangements that were superseded by liquor law reforms in 2014. It complements existing special arrangements for packaged liquor licensees, who can already  begin trading earlier from 8am when Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday.

The special Sunday trading arrangements provide consumers with extra time to make purchases ahead of celebrations on Christmas Day, when no retail liquor trading is permitted.