Issued by Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello
The NSW Government has extended hotel and club trading times for upcoming major events in 2020 including Australia Day, the Australian Open tennis, State of Origin and NRL Grand Final.
Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the later trading times will support major cultural and sports events that boost the NSW economy and create jobs and tourism opportunities.
“The extended trading means patrons can gather and socialise at venues later at night during and after these special events,” Mr Dominello said.
“Almost all extensions are for events on Sundays when most hotels and clubs are restricted to standard 10pm trading.”
Venues in the Tamworth Regional local government area can open until midnight on Sunday 19 January and Sunday 26 January for the Tamworth country music festival.
“With many hotels, bars and clubs hosting gigs as part of the festival, the extended trading means fans can enjoy their favourite performers later at night,” Mr Dominello said.
“The later times will also benefit fans of major sports events such as the Australian Open tennis, State of Origin and NRL Grand Final and Men’s and Women’s T20 cricket finals.
“Pubs and clubs across NSW can open later for these events so people can get together and watch all the action on big screens with their friends and family.”
Patrons staying out later in venues are reminded to consume alcohol responsibly so everyone can enjoy a safe night. Local area extensions will apply for Vivid Sydney, Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft and the Bathurst 1000 and Newcastle 500 motor sport races.
The extended trading hours do not apply to takeaway alcohol sales. Venues already approved to trade during or beyond the extended hours can operate as usual. Hotels and clubs must still comply with any individual trading restrictions or other special conditions that apply to their licences under the Liquor Act.
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See below table for full details of hotel and club trading extensions:
Where the extension applies
Sunday 19 January
Tamworth Country Music Festival
10pm to midnight
Hotels or registered clubs in the Tamworth Regional Council local government area
Sunday 26 January
Australia Day Tamworth Country Music Festival
Hotels or registered clubs state-wide
Sunday 2 February
Australian Open Tennis Men’s Singles Final
Hotels or registered clubs state-wide showing a live broadcast of the match
Sunday 8 March
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final
Sunday 24 May
Hotels or registered clubs in the City of Sydney local government area (only in Sydney CBD, The Rocks, Barangaroo and Potts Point)
Sunday 31 May
Sunday 7 June
Sunday 14 June
Coonamble Rodeo and Campdraft
Hotels or registered clubs in the Coonamble Shire Council local government area
Sunday 21 June
NRL State of Origin – Game II
Sunday 12 July – Monday 13 July
Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final (only if an Australian is playing)
10pm to 2am
Sunday 4 October
NRL Grand Final
Sunday 11 October
Hotels or registered clubs in the Bathurst Regional Council local government area (only in Abercrombie, Bathurst, Eglinton, Kelso, Llanarth, Mitchell, Mount Panorama, Orton Park, Perthville, Raglan, South Bathurst, West Bathurst and Windradyne)
Sunday 15 November
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Final
Sunday 6 December
Hotels or registered clubs in the City of Newcastle local government area