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​Kings Cross precinct

    This is a defined area in Kings Cross where licensed premises face special trading rules designed to make venues, neighbourhoods and transport safer.

    Location

    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.

    View a 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.

    Special licence conditions

    Half hour live entertainment exemption
    This 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).​​

    ​Kings Cross Precinct Plan of Management

    All licensed premises in the Kings Cross precinct must comply with the Plan of Management for the Kings Cros​s Precinct 

    The following organisations help to implement the plan:

    • L&GNSW

    • Transport for NSW

    • NSW Health

    • NSW Police

    • 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.

    Exemptions

    Exemptions from New Year's Eve lock out

    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.

    ​Exemptions from special conditions

    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.

    Exemptions from ID scanners

    It is also possible to get exemptions from ID scanners.

    Please use this AM0899 Exemption from Kings Cross Patron ID scanning requirements form (PDF, 836​KB) if you want an exemption from having to install an ID scanner. ​

    Alcohol Sales Data forms

    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.

    High Risk Venues:

    All other​​ venues: