As well as extending takeaway alcohol sales by one hour statewide, the government is also allowing eligible Sydney CBD and Kings Cross small bars to trade until 2am and increase their customer limit from 60 to 100.
Not all takeaway alcohol businesses and small bars will be able to trade until these new times as local development consent and trading hour conditions may be restricted for individual venues. Sunday trading times will remain at 10pm.
Minister for Justice Troy Grant said some of the reforms to the state’s alcohol laws were being brought forward so communities and businesses could take advantage of later trading times during the festive season and summer holiday period.
Liquor & Gaming NSW is working with the industry on how live entertainment venues can apply to extend lockout times from 1.30am to 2am and last drinks from 3am to 3.30am. Exemptions will be granted from 16 January 2017.