The NSW Government will maintain Sydney’s lockout and last drinks laws and implement the key recommendations of the statutory review by Hon Ian Callinan AC QC.
In line with the review, lockout laws will be relaxed for live entertainment venues in Sydney’s CBD and Kings Cross and takeaway and home delivery alcohol sales will be extended from 10pm to 11pm across the State.
As recommended by Mr Callinan, a two-year trial of a later 2am lockout and 3.30am last drinks will be allowed via exemption for venues that offer genuine live entertainment, live performances or art and cultural events.
The Government will also make changes to other areas of the state’s liquor laws:
Changes to lockouts, take away sales, and small bars can be made by regulation and will commence in January. Changes to three strikes and the liquor license freeze will require the passage of legislation to be presented to Parliament early next year.
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