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Liquor & Gaming NSW media and news

Find news from Liquor & Gaming NSW, Ministerial and Departmental media releases, and responses to the media on the Department of Justice website.

Media Inquiries​

These contact details are for media inquiries only. For all other inquiries, please call 1300 024 720. ​​

Eric Aubert
Phone: 02 9995 0794​
Mobile: 0438 207 294
Email: eric.aubert@justice.nsw.gov.au

Media Releases

2017​

15 March 2017 - Former CEO of Arena Sports Club at Yagoo​na banned for 3 years​ (PDF, 149KB)

15 March 2017 - More venues approved to open longer​ (PDF, 115KB)

14 March 2017 - Thousands go digital with licences​ (PDF, 100KB)

6 March 2017 - Report confirms reduction in violence​ (PDF, 104KB)​

17 February 2017 - Stonewall and World Bar to open longer​ (PDF, 112KB)

8 February 2017 - Oktoberfest organiser fined over $26,000 for liquor law offences​ (PDF, ​134KB) 

7 February 2017 - Tabcorp convicted and fined $16,500 for illegal gambling inducements (PDF, 137KB)

31 January 2017 - Free workshops for Hunter Valley licensed venue staff​​ (PDF, ​74KB)

20 January 2017 - Venues gain lockout and last drinks extensions​ (PDF, 145KB) 

18 January 2017 - Local communities benefit from emergency relief grants​ (PDF, 85KB) 

10 January 2017​ - UBET TAS convicted for illegal gambling inducements (PDF, 134KB)

2016

​21 December 2016 - Liquor & Gaming NSW helping to make festive season safer​ (PDF, 129KB)

20 December 2016 - Review supports The Star continuing to operate casino licence​ (PDF, 132KB)

16 December 2016 - Tabcorp found guilty of illegal gambling inducements​ (PDF, 133KB)

15 December 2016 - $33,000 in fines for Sydney hotel that operated gaming machines in shutdown period​ (PDF, 128KB)

25 November 2016 - No more venues on violent list's top shelf​​

23 November 2016 - Liquor & Gaming NSW to conduct schoolies operation at Byron Bay​ (PDF, 127KB)

17 November 2016 - Restaurant licensee loses appeal against conviction for illegal sale of spirits​ (PDF, 129KB)​​

​​10 November 2016 Former Maitland club secretary convicted for illegal possession and sale of poker machines​ (PDF, 132KB)

17 October 2016 Life Bans for Kings Cross Strip Club Operators​

​28 September 2016 Marsfield bottle shop licence suspension highlights need to check for age ID​ (PDF, 128KB)

16 September 2016 Community Drop-In Sessions on Callinan Review of NSW Liquor Laws

31 August 2016 Emergency Relief Club Grants​

4 August 2016 New Ideas for a Safe and Vibrant Sydney Nightlife​

2 August 2016 Cutting Red Tape for Community Fundraisers​ 

27 July 2016 New online tool aims to​ start a conversation about problem gambling​ (PDF, 130KB)

22 July 2016 Free Workshops for far North coast Licensed Venue Staff​ (PDF, 126KB)

12 July 2016 $2,000 in fines for Marsfield bottle shop owner who sold alcohol to minor​ (PDF, 135KB)

01 July 2016 Three month ban for hotel licensee who sold alcohol while suspended from trading (PDF, 133KB)

29 June 2016 Company convicted of illegal ad promoting drinking while gambling (PDF, 135KB)

27 June 2016 Public and Industry invited to comment on small bar liquor laws (PDF, 46.8KB) and supporting fact sheet (PDF, 65.1 KB)

21 June 2016 New online refresher training for 400,000 NSW liquor and gaming workers (PDF, 130 KB)

9 June 2016 New Chair for Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority

27 May 2016 Violence Down, SCG Off Violent Venues List

23 May 2016 Family and friends the focus of responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2016

18 May 2016 Online refresher training for holders of expiring RSA and RCG photo competency cards​​​

17 May 2016 Dreamgirls business owner convicted over secret unlicensed bar

11 May 2016 Former Dreamgirls licensee convicted of operating illegal upstairs bar​

6 May 2016 Free RSA workshop for licensed venue staff

28 April 2016 10 year ban for NSW gaming machine technician

22 April 2016 CrownBet convicted of illegal advertising

18 April 2016 Statement in response to Sun Herald article

11 April 2016 Aldi Edgecliff liquor licence suspension

6 April 2016 Statement in response to Sydney Morning Herald article

25 February 2016 - Centralised Monitoring System licence awarded

25 February 2016 - Expressions of interest open for $2.5 million in ClubGRANTS for arts and cultural infrastructure

23 February 2016 - Topbetta convicted of illegal gambling inducements

12 February 2016 - ​NSW Keno licence extended to 2050

11 February 2016 - Public to have its say in Independent Review of Lockouts, Last Drinks and 10pm Liquor Laws

6th February 2016 - Liquor licence freeze extension gives community, business certainty​

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