Football fans to kick on later with extended trading hours
The NSW Government is throwing its support behind the FIFA Women’s World Cup by announcing special event extended trading hours for venues which screen Sunday night games.
Hotels and registered clubs, across NSW will be able to remain open until midnight, instead of the usual 10pm closing time if they provide a live broadcast for football fans.
Special event extended trading will apply to seven matches between Sunday, 23 July and Sunday, 20 August, including the FIFA Women’s World Cup final:
- France vs Jamaica | Sydney Football Stadium, Sunday 23 July
- Netherlands v Portugal | Dunedin Stadium New Zealand, Sunday 23 July
- Germany vs Colombia | Sydney Football Stadium, Sunday 30 July
- Norway vs Philippines | Eden Park New Zealand, Sunday 30 July
- Switzerland v New Zealand | Dunedin Stadium New Zealand, Sunday 30 July
- Round of 16: 1st Group G vs 2nd Group E | Melbourne, Sunday 6 August
- Women’s FIFA World Cup 2023—final | Stadium Australia, Sunday 20 August 2023
Special event extended trading hours are made available under the Liquor Act 2007 for events that are of “regional, state or national significance.”
Extended trading does not apply to takeaway alcohol trading times and individual trading restrictions and other special conditions on a venue’s liquor licence remain in force.
For more information on extended trading visit: Liquor and Gaming NSW.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Arts, Minister for Music and the Night-time Economy, and Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham:
“The FIFA Women’s World Cup is a global event that is going to bring people together and we want to make it easier for pubs and clubs to help their communities do just that by allowing people to enjoy and celebrate the Sunday night fixtures.
“Major events like a World Cup are moments for local venues to get a boost in numbers and in turn boost their local and night time economies. Extended Sunday trading will be a net win in towns and cities across NSW.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Gaming and Racing David Harris:
“What better way to enjoy the electric atmosphere of the FIFA Women’s World Cup than surrounded by football fans at one of NSW’s premier licensed venues.
“As well as facilitating a great experience for fans, the NSW Government is committed to creating extra opportunities for hospitality venues during special events like this.”
“It will provide a great boost to the state’s night-time economy as well as bringing fans and community together to cheer on the Matildas.”