This is a defined area in Kings Cross where licensed premises face special trading rules designed to make venues, neighbourhoods and transport safer.
The Kings Cross precinct stretches from:
Ward Avenue in the east to Victoria Street in the west
Manning Street in the north to Kings Cross Road in the south.
map of the Kings Cross precinct (PDF, 267KB).
This area includes more than 130 venues with special licence conditions, such as 1.30am lockouts,
ID scanners and no glass containers during late trading hours.
Half hour live entertainment exemptionThis allows licensees of live entertinament venues to apply for an exemption to the lock out and last drinks conditions that will allows a later lock out time of 2am and last drinks of 3.30am. More information is available on our website.
We explain the conditions that apply to different types of licensed premises in the FS3045 Special licence conditions for
premises in Kings Cross fact sheet (PDF, 473KB).
CL1013 Kings Cross Precinct self-audit checklist (PDF, 769KB) can be used to assist venues in the Kings Cross Precinct to comply with obligations under liquor laws.
All licensed premises in the Kings Cross precinct must comply with the Plan of Management for the Kings Cross Precinct
The following organisations help to implement the plan:
Transport for NSW
the City of Sydney
Sydney CBD liquor accords
major venue and chain owners
the Taxi Council.
The plan aims to:
reduce alcohol-related violence and bad behaviour in licensed venues
manage public spaces
promote better transport options.
Some conditions in the plan apply to all licensed premises in the precinct. Others apply only to certain licence categories.
New Year's Eve is unique, so the lock outs on licensed venues across the Kings Cross precinct does not apply. However, the 3am halt to alcohol service remains.
You can get exemptions from special conditions in some circumstances.
Please use this
Exemption from a precinct-related special licence condition (PDF, 403KB) if you want an exemption from a special condition.
View a list of the exemptions that have been granted to specified venues in the Kings Cross precinct.
It is also possible to get exemptions from ID scanners.
Please use this AM0899 Exemption from Kings Cross Patron ID scanning requirements form (PDF, 836KB) if you want an exemption from having to install an ID scanner.
All venues in the precinct which are licensed to trade after 8pm must complete and submit an Alcohol Sales Data form every quarter. This form records the amount and type of alcohol sold each hour between 8pm and 5am.
The forms for quarterly collection of alcohol sales data are available below. This is the approved form, which must be used by all licensed venues subject to the alcohol sales data reporting requirement. Separate forms are available for high risk venues and all other venues.
Quarter 1 2017 (1 January 2017 - 31 March 2017) (MS Excel doc, 2MB)
Quarter 4 2016 (1 October 2016 - 31 December 2016) (MS Excel doc, 213KB)
Quarter 3 2016 (1 July 2016 - 30 September 2016) (MS excel doc, 211KB)
Quarter 2 2016 (1 April 2016 - 30 June 2016) (MS Excel doc, 220KB)
Quarter 1 2016 (1 January 2016 - 31 March 2016) (MS Excel doc, 567KB)
Quarter 4 2015 (1 October 2015 - 31 December 2015) (MS Excel doc, 539KB)
Quarter 1 2017 (1 January 2017 to 31 March 2017) (MS Excel doc, 2MB)
Quarter 4 2016 (1 October 2016 - 31 December 2016) (MS Excel doc, 215KB)
Quarter 2 2016 Daily Reporting Sheet (1 April 2016 - 30 June 2016) (MS Excel doc, 223KB)
Quarter 1 2016 Daily Reporting Sheet (1 January 2016 - 31 March 2016) (MS Excel doc, 568KB)
Quarter 4 2015 Daily Reporting Sheet (1 October 2015 - 31 December 2015) (MS Excel doc, 541KB)
RSA requirements in precincts
Crime scene preservation guidelines (PDF, 74KB)