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​Prescribed precincts

Special licence conditions apply to venues in designated areas that have experienced high levels of alcohol-related violence. These are known as prescribed precincts.

To date, the NSW Government has created two such areas:

The special licence conditions that apply to both areas include:

  • 1.30am lockout and 3am last drinks requirements*
  • Round-the-clock incident re​​gisters
  • crime scene preservation and notification of assaults to police
  • a ban on high-risk drink promotions
  • no glass after midnight in venues with a history of violence
  • Exclusion of the wearing of outlaw motorcycle gang colours or insignia
  • Ban on certain drinks during late trading
  • Per-person drink sale limits during late trading

​*Half hour live entertainment exemption
The NSW Government announced a two-year trial of a 2am lock out and 3.30am last drinks via exemption for venues that offer genuine live entertainment, live performances or arts and cultural events. More information is available on our website

Other special conditions only apply in the Kings Cross precinct, including:

  • CCTV
  • ID scanners
  • hours of operation signage
  • late night transport options
  • removal of lit​​ter from outside licensed premises
  • promotion of advice about patron and customer responsibility
  • Approved managers ​on duty in high risk venues at specified times

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