Twelve licensed venues across the state have been named on the NSW Government’s latest half-yearly violent venues list.
Liquor & Gaming NSW Deputy Secretary Paul Newson said the results show an improvement from the previous list and confirm that overall levels of alcohol-related violence across the state continue to trend down.
“There are now two venues in the most restrictive level one category compared to three six months ago, while the number of level two venues has decreased from 11 to 10,” Mr Newson said.
“It’s pleasing that several previously named venues have improved their safety record and have either been downgraded from category one to category two, or been removed from the list completely,” he said.
“This shows that the violent venues scheme is having a positive impact in encouraging venues to reduce levels of alcohol-related violence.”
Mr Newson said that compared to when the scheme began in 2008, there has been an overall fall of 86 per cent in the number of violent incidents at listed venues – from 1,270 to 183.
“These results show that the vast majority of venues across NSW do the right thing and provide a safe environment for people to enjoy a night out,” he said.
“Venues on the list are closely monitored and incur substantial risk-based loadings to their annual licence fees to offset the additional regulatory oversight.”
Mr Newson said Liquor & Gaming NSW operates a range of regulatory schemes that encourage best practice and reduce risks of alcohol-related violence.
The violent venues list reflects the number of violent incidents at venues over a 12-month period. Venues with 12 or more incidents make the list and are subject to strict conditions and increased monitoring by Liquor & Gaming NSW.
No of Incidents
The Argyle Sydney
The Coast Hotel
The Sunken Monkey Hotel
Sydney Junction Hotel
King Street Hotel
Beach Rd Hotel
Sugar Lounge (NSW) Pty Ltd
Penrith Rugby League Club Ltd
Coogee Bay Hotel
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