First lockout extension venues revealed

The Observer Hotel in the Rocks was one beneficiary of the lockout laws extension.



By Andy Young

The NSW Government has revealed the first live entertainment venues that will have time extensions to the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross lockout and last drinks laws.

Deputy Secretary for Liquor, Gaming and Emergency Management at the NSW Department of Justice, Paul Newson, said CBD venues the Palace Hotel, Observer Hotel and ArtHouse Hotel can now admit patrons until 2am and serve drinks until 3.30am.

“We expect to announce more venues soon, with Liquor & Gaming NSW assessing a further 13 applications for the 30-minute extensions to lockouts and last drinks times,” Newson said.

“As venues have only been able to apply since late December and this is a busy time of year, more applications are expected in the next few weeks. Industry feedback suggests up to 50 venues could take advantage of the relaxed lockout and last drinks times.


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This story first appeared in The Shout. 

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