Changes to restaurant and café licences

Trading hours

Ordinary trading hours for these licences will remain at 10am to 12 midnight, Monday to Sunday, unless otherwise restricted. However, from 1 July 2015, extended trading hours for new applications for restaurant and café licences, and any new applications for approval of extended trading hours for these existing licences, will be limited to 1am.

Existing licences of these types, with current approved trading hours beyond this time, will automatically be reduced on 1 July 2015.

Additional annual fees will still be payable for the period of 12 midnight to 1am; however, these will be at a reduced rate compared to the amount payable by licensees permitted to trade to 3am.