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Stretches from:

  • Ward Avenue in the east to Victoria Street in the west
  • Manning Street in the north to Kings Cross Road in the south.

Special licence conditions for certain Kings Cross Venues

Note: the following conditions must be read in conjunction with the common special conditions in Prescribed Precincts.

Glasses prohibited during late trading period on any day

A drink, alcoholic or not, may not be sold or supplied for consumption on the premises in a glass after midnight until closing on any day of the week. For 24 hour trading premises, this restriction applies between midnight and 7.00am on any day of the week.

The term glass includes any drinking vessel, or container – such as a bottle or jug, that is made wholly or principally of glass. During these periods, all glass must also be removed from patrons and from public areas of the premises.

Venues which must meet this requirement typically include:

  • hotels (including general bars)
  • club premises
  • public entertainment venues (other than a cinemas)
  • karaoke bars
  • restaurants with a primary service authorisation.

RSA marshal

At least one clearly-identified RSA marshal must be on duty from midnight – 3.30am every Friday and Saturday night and public holiday eve and night.

Late trading venues that must meet this requirement typically include:

  • hotels (including general bars)
  • registered clubs
  • public entertainment venues including theatres
  • karaoke bars
  • restaurants with a primary service authorisation.

Find out more about RSA marshals.

ID Scanners

Certain venues must operate an ID Scanner between 9.00pm and 1.30am – or 2.00am for live entertainment exempted venues.

All staff operating the scanners, as well as the licensee, must have completed Privacy training. Penalties apply to staff and licensees where the training has not been completed.

A venue is required to refuse a person entry as a patron if the person:

  • refuses to produce a photo ID for scanning
  • is subject to a temporary or long-term banning order.

Venues using ID scanners, with access to information about venue-initiated patron bans shared via the Kings Cross scanner ID network, can also choose to refuse entry to patrons who have been banned from other venues.

This ensures these venues can make informed decisions about who they admit, and prevent known troublemakers from entering their premises.

It is an offence for a person to provide an ID that falsely represents that person. Penalties of up to $5,500 and on-the-spot fines of $500 will apply to a person using a fraudulent ID.

Find out more about ID Scanners and Privacy training.

CCTV systems to be maintained on the premises

A closed-circuit television (CCTV) system must be maintained. The CCTV system must comply with the following requirements:

  • it must record continuously from opening time until one hour after closing – or continuously in the case of 24 hour trading venues
  • it must record in digital format at a minimum of six frames per second. From 1 September 2020, the minimum frame rate will increase to 10 frames per second
  • any recorded image must specify the time and date of the image
  • the system’s cameras must cover:
    • all entry and exit points of the premises
    • the footpath immediately adjacent to the premises
    • all publicly accessible areas (other than toilets) on the premises.

The licensee must:

  • keep all CCTV recordings for at least 30 days
  • ensure the system is accessible by at least one staff member at all times it is operating
  • provide any recordings to police or a liquor inspector within 24 hours of being requested.

Venues which must maintain a CCTV system include:

  • hotels (including general bars)
  • registered clubs
  • public entertainment venues (other than a cinema)
  • karaoke bars
  • restaurants with a primary service authorisation that trades after midnight on any day of the week
  • premises that are the subject of a declaration under clause 95(4) of the Liquor Regulation 2018.

It is noted that many of the special licence conditions for Kings Cross originated from the Kings Cross Precinct Plan of Management, implemented in 2012.