Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade media releases

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Departmental release
10 May 2024

Two year ban for licensee after patron served 22 beers

The former licensee of a Newcastle hotel has been banned from holding a liquor licence for two years after an intoxicated patron was served the equivalent of more than 35 standard drinks.

Departmental release
7 May 2024

Roadshows to elevate regional night-time economy

Newcastle, Central Coast and Wollongong districts looking to boost their night-time economy will soon be able to take advantage of Office of the 24-Hour Economy Commissioner programs and initiatives. 

Departmental release
1 May 2024

Nominations now open for the 2024 Premier’s Export Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Premier’s NSW Export Awards celebrating businesses that are thriving in international markets and showcasing the best of NSW innovation, ingenuity, and quality on the global stage.  

Departmental release
24 April 2024

Venues warned to play by the rules on Anzac Day

Liquor & Gaming NSW is urging licensed venues across the state to plan ahead and have proper measures in place to ensure safe and responsible Anzac Day commemorations.

Departmental release
10 April 2024

Applications open for Uptown Accelerator to support even more vibrant districts

The Office of the 24-Hour Economy Commissioner is calling on arts and cultural institutions, entertainment and hospitality venues and business associations to take part in the 2024 Uptown Accelerator.

Departmental release
9 April 2024

Subsidies available to showcase the best of NSW food and beverages at Fine Food Australia in Melbourne

Expressions of interest are open for emerging premium food and beverage manufacturers across NSW to showcase their products at Fine Food Australia – the southern hemisphere’s leading trade event for the food industry – which attracts over 26,000 visitors from more than 60 countries.

Departmental release
27 March 2024

Landmark cashless gaming trial kicks off in Tweed Heads

The NSW Government welcomes the commencement of the landmark cashless gaming trial at the Twin Towns Services Club in Tweed Heads, with patrons of the club able to sign up and receive a demonstration on how to use the new technology.

Departmental release
25 March 2024

Rabbitohs and Bulldogs pledge three more years to tackle sports betting advertising

Fans of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the NRL will enjoy more games with less sports betting advertising, thanks to extended partnerships with the NSW Government’s Reclaim the Game initiative that will see commitments from both clubs continue for another three years.

Departmental release
13 March 2024

Newcastle hotel out of pocket $7,540 for gaming machine offences

A Newcastle hotel has been fined $7,540 after being convicted of operating gaming machines outside authorised hours.   

Departmental release
11 March 2024

Alcohol seized from unlicensed North Ryde venue

Liquor & Gaming NSW inspectors have seized almost 100 bottles of alcohol from a North Ryde venue caught selling liquor without a licence.

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