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​Law and policy

Liquor & Gaming NSW is responsible for the regulation and integrity of the NSW liquor industry. Through our various functions, we provide leadership and strategic direction to the liquor industry through rigorous enforcement, compliance, investigative, monitoring and field education programs.

Liquor & Gaming NSW is also responsible for implementing the NSW Government's liquor reform process, and provides policy direction and advice on legislative changes to the NSW liquor laws.

Liquor & Gaming NSW works with other agencies, such as the NSW Police Force, to promote practices to help minimise alcohol-related harm. This includes the regulation and monitoring of over 15,000 licensed venues in NSW, such as registered clubs, hotels, small bars, bottleshops, restaurants, and liquor producers and wholesalers.

Liquor & Gaming NSW also provides administrative and secretariat support to the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority, and determine routine liquor licensing applications under delegation from the Authority, such as applications for restaurants and functions.